We welcome Dr. Jennifer E. Johnson, Ph.D. to the department as of July 1, 2015. Dr. Johnson joins us from Brown University, and is the first member of the MSU’s new Public Health Research Group in Flint. She is happy to live and work in, Flint, and she also makes her new home there. Dr. Johnson is a clinical psychologist who conducts NIH-funded randomized trials of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and implementation of mental health and substance use interventions for high-risk women (including perinatal women) and justice-involved populations (such as prisoners and jail detainees). She has been Principal Investigator of 7 NIH awards, with overall total costs of more than $7.5 million.
Ronald L. Chandler, Ph.D. Assistant Professor – Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ronald Chandler to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Ron will be located in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine research space within Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He will join our team effective August 16, 2015.
Dr. Chandler received his B.S. in Biology at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Congratulations to Dr. Diana Bitner, M.D., recipient of the 2015 North American Menopause Society’s Certified Menopause Practioner Award. This national award is designed to recognize her outstanding evidenced-based care of patients. Dr. Bitner has written a nationally acclaimed book entitled, “I Want to Age Like That - Healthy Aging Through Midlife and Menopause”. Dr. Bitner is an Assistant Professor in the department, and a member of the Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in caring for women during their midlife and menopause.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and MSU HealthTeam would like to welcome Jairam Rajan to his role as Assistant Professor and Physician in the MSU Women’s Health Care practice. Dr. Rajan has been a practicing Obstetrician-Gynecologist for 30 years. His work involves all areas of women’s health, including obstetrics, gynecology and infertility. Dr. Rajan uses patient‐centered care to help improve patient health and quality of life. Dr. Rajan will be scheduled to see patients beginning May 2015.
Dr. Rajan joins our multi specialty group as a board‐certified obstetrician‐gynecologist. He accompanies more than 250 multi specialty providers who perform cutting edge research, teach medical and nursing students, and provide exceptional care to the Greater Lansing community.