The Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease (CSCD) is led by two co-directors, an Executive Committee, PIs of past and current pilot projects, senior investigators lending their expertise as mentors, and an External Steering Committee. Investigators interested in using, contributing and collaborating with Center researchers can be added as members. Applying for membership requires a one page application and submission of a Curriculum Vitae.

Membership Application » CSCD Team


Dr. Debra L. Barton and Dr. Ivo D. Dinov co-direct the CSCD Center.

Barton » Dinov »

Executive Committee

The CSCD Executive committee consists of Drs. Larson, Titler, Furspan, Saint-Arnault, Visovatti and the PIs.

Dean Hurn » Assoc Dean Barton »

External Steering Committee

The CSCD Center External Steering Committee is comprised of six experts, representing a broad range of disciplines, from inside and outside of the University of Michigan: Dr. Moser, Dr. Fan, Dr. Resnicow, Dr. Piette, Dr. Heisler, and Dr. Riba.

Pilot Project PIs

CSCD supports pilot projects exploring innovative clinical, research and translational methods. The current CSCD Pilot projects are available here. These pilots are directed by:

Dr. Casida » Dr. Song » Dr. Arslanian-Engoren » Dr. Costa » Dr. Marvicsin » Dr. Jiang » Dr. Visovatti » Dr. Jones » Dr. Robinson-Lane »


The CSCD Center maintains a portfolio of collaborative projects.

Projects »


The CSCD has in place a reliable infrastructure to manage all aspects of Center operations.

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