Joseph Colbert, BA

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Research Associate

Joseph joined CBSSM as a Research Area Specialist in November 2017. As a project manager, he coordinates the daily operations of Dr. Jeffrey Kullgren’s project “Provider, Patient, and Health System Effects of Provider Commitments to Choose Wisely,” a grant funded research project using novel approaches to reduce the overuse of low-value services in healthcare.

Before starting his career in research at the University of Michigan in 2013, Joseph received his BA in Psychology from Michigan State University’s College of Social Science, and another BA in Music Therapy from the aforementioned university’s College of Music. Prior to joining CBSSM, Joseph coordinated studies investigating social and behavioral influences on provider-patient communication, pain management and receipt of guideline-concordant cancer care.