Jane Banaszak-Holl

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy

University of Michigan

Jane Banaszak-Holl has done research on care options for seniors for over 20 years and is focused on improving both the quality of care and quality of life for seniors living in long-term care settings as well as for employees working within this context. Her current research includes studies of how corporate ownership impacts health outcomes in nursing homes, the link between organizational culture and performance in healthcare systems, implementation of best practices in healthcare, and how leadership influences clinical care.

She is currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health and is Associate Research Professor in the Institute of Gerontology in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan. She also holds a position as Visiting Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Greenwich and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Methodist Retirement Communities, for which she recently served as Chair of the Governance Committee.

She values the role that positive organizational thinking can have in revolutionizing how we approach improvements in the healthcare system and in developing better care teams in which both clinical and nonclinical staff contribute to care for those in need.