Dr. Gretchen Piatt is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Learning Health Sciences and Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She also serves as the Department of Learning Health Science’s Associate Chair for Education, Director of the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems MS and PhD program, and Director of the Precision Health Certificate. Additionally, Gretchen teaches courses in research methods and implementation science within the Department of Learning Health Sciences.

Gretchen completed her masters and doctoral training in chronic disease epidemiology with specific training and expertise in implementing, designing and evaluating community interventions aimed at improving health care delivery in ethnic minority and underserved populations with chronic illnesses. Additionally, she has extensive training and expertise in understanding the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of diabetes self-management and support and developing and implementing diabetes prevention and self-management interventions in the community and primary care settings.  

Gretchen leads research teams that design and evaluate interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of diabetes and its complications, including implementation and evaluation of self-management support interventions in underserved communities, federally qualified health centers, and primary care. Gretchen has built a national and international reputation in this area over the past fifteen years.