Heather Laird-Fick, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine. She completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM), and internal medicine residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She obtained her masters in public health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and completed a fellowship in patient centered communication and behavioral health at MSU. Her BS is from Alma College, Michigan. Clinically, she cares for ambulatory patients at the MSU general medicine clinic in East Lansing, and hospitalized patients at EW Sparrow Hospital. Her clinical interests include primary care for behavioral health, care of the elderly, women's health, and application of evidence based medicine. She received the MSU CHM Outstanding Clinician Award in 2014. She has been the internal medicine residency program director and Dept. of Medicine vice chair for medical education at MSU CHM since 2006, receiving multiple teaching and mentoring awards. She serves on several national committees for medical education. She most recently became Director for Assessment in MSU CHM’s new Shared Discovery Curriculum.