adrianne haggins, md

Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Medicine


Dr. Adrianne Haggins is a clinical lecturer in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2001, and M.D. from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2007.  After which, she completed Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Chicago in 2010.

Her primary research focus on improving the delivery of emergency care services and reducing racial disparities in access to alternative outpatient care in ways that promote long‐term population health. This research interest is deeply rooted in her experience growing up in Detroit, MI, practicing as a medical student in Flint, MI and her clinical training on the south side of Chicago.  After residency, she sought out additional research training through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (2010-2012), where she obtained a Masters in Health and Healthcare Research.

Her primary research interests focus on developing an understanding of how prior and future healthcare reform affects use of ambulatory care services, primarily in the emergency department, as well as other outpatient settings.  She anticipates that this will be informative in better understanding persistent barriers in access to health care, which are not addressed by insurance coverage alone, particularly among minority populations.   

Another major area of interest is in developing a better understanding of “Why patient’s come to the ER?” She seeks to understand via survey research patient decision‐making in seeking care in the emergency department versus alternative settings, and whether the decision-making varies by demographic factors, such as race.  She anticipates that by developing a better understanding of utilization trends and patient expectations/preferences, that this can lead to informed interventions to improve use of emergency and outpatient services in the years ahead.