The Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease (CSCD) is lead by two co-directors, and Executive Committee, PIs of past and current pilot project, senior investigators lending their expertise as mentors, and an External Advisory Committee. Investigator 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, Pressler and the PIs.

Dean Potempa » Assoc Dean Holden »

External Advisory Committee

The CSCD Center External Advisory 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 innovativ clinical, research and translational methods for . The current CSCD Pilot projects are available here. These pilots are directed by:

Dr. Casida » Dr. Song » Dr. Arslanian-Engoren »


The CSCD Center maintains a portfolio of collaborative projects.

Projects »


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

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