In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). We are a basic science department focused on the learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale from individuals up to large scale systems. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe. 

The department is organized into three sub-units:

  • The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams of care providers
  • The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments with advanced simulation technology that model the real world of clinical practice
  • The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the levels of complex organizations and large-scale systems that span states and nations




November 20, 2015

Dr. Cheryl Moyer's Preventing of Maternal And Neonatal Death (PreMAND) grant work featured in Global REACH article

DLHS faculty Cheryl Moyer, MPH, PhD, was featured in the article titled "Why are Mothers and Babies Dying?". Dr. Moyer's PreMAND work began in the fall of 2014 with a grant from the US Agency for International Development. Her work aims to examine the social, cultural, and behavioral factors influencing maternal and neonatal mortality.

November 18, 2015

Dr. Maya Hammoud to present "Connectivity: Medical Education for iGen" at tomorrow's Grand Rounds Sessions

Joint faculty Maya Hammoud, MD will be presenting at the Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds in the MCHC Auditorium tomorrow morning from 7:30-8:30am. 

November 12, 2015

Dr. Moyer serves as scientific advisor for Nov. 2015 international conference on research in population health

Cheryl Moyer, MPH, PhD, traveled to Addis Ababa for role on the scientific advisory committee for international scientific congress held by the INDEPTH Network, a network of 42 health demographic surveillance sites in low-income countries. The biennial conference is a forum for key findings from community data, methods, and developments in the field of population health.

November 11, 2015

Recent publication from Dr. Larry Gruppen: How to write an educational research grant

DLHS Faculty Dr. Larry Gruppen's article was recently published in Medical Teacherand serves to clarify the challenging grant-writing process. 

November 10, 2015

DLHS Faculty Gretchen Piatt to present at Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition

Gretchen Piatt, MPH, PhD, will be presenting this week at the Diabetes Partner in Action Coalition (DPAC) in Lansing, MI on Nov. 13. She will be speaking on the “Role of Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management and Prevention”.