Dr. Mark R. Hemmila
Program Director

Mark R. Hemmila, MD, is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan in the Division of Acute Care Surgery. He is a general surgeon and his clinical practice is devoted to trauma and burn surgery, elective and emergent general surgery, and provision of critical care to acutely ill patients. His clinical research interests are in trauma, burn, and general surgery outcomes. In addition, he has a basic science research effort devoted to trauma and burn research. These investigations are focused on pneumonia, systemic effects of burn wounds, and novel treatments of burn wounds with anti-inflammatory/antimicrobial compounds.

Dr. Hemmila received his BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester in 1985. He then completed an MS degree in bioengineering at Columbia University in New York City. His medical degree and subsequent general surgery training were undertaken at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Hemmila has also completed fellowship training in trauma and burn surgery as well as surgical critical care. He is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and since 2001 has served as faculty in the University of Michigan Department of Surgery. Dr. Hemmila is a founding member of the Trauma Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Judy N. Mikhail
Program Manager

Judy N. Mikhail, RN, MSN, MBA, PhD has over 30 years of progressive trauma nursing experience, most recently as Clinical Nurse Specialist, Trauma Program Manager and Trauma Administrator at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI. Her primary research interests include trauma center quality improvement, and trauma disparities.

She received a Diploma in Nursing from the Hurley Medical Center School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Science Center Houston, Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University and a PhD in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her dissertation focused on trauma disparities, the social determinants of violence, and the association of race, insurance and socioeconomic status on trauma outcomes.

Ms. Mikhail has served as President of the Society of Trauma Nurses, President of the Michigan Trauma Coalition, and Chair of the Michigan – State Trauma Advisory Committee. She is a nationally recognized speaker in trauma care and serves as an instructor for the Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course cosponsored by the ACS and STN.

Jill L. Jakubus
Program Manager - Data and Analytics

Jill L. Jakubus, PA-C, MHSA, MS is a physician assistant in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan providing care to the patients within the Division of Acute Care Surgery.

Ms. Jakubus received her BS degree in biomedical sciences and French from Western Michigan University in 2000. She completed her Master of Science degree in 2003 at Central Michigan University. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the data coordinator for the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program at the University of Michigan. She completed the NSQIP surgical clinical reviewer training. Ms. Jakubus contributed to the formulation of the project since its inception with regard to creating trauma specific data definitions and optimizing data collection at the University of Michigan. She attained a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan in 2014.

As program manager, Ms. Jakubus ensures data integrity through data validation, coordination of analytic platforms and development of the program’s IT infrastructure.

Anne Cain-Nielsen
Statistician Lead

Anne Cain-Nielsen, MS, previously worked as a staff researcher at the University of Minnesota’s HIV/STI Intervention and Prevention Studies Program and completed an internship at the Mayo Clinic’s Division of Health Care Policy and Research.

Ms. Cain-Nielsen received a BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, she performs data analysis for the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program (MTQIP), Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), and the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) projects focusing on quality and costs of surgical and medical care.

Jennifer L. O'Gorman
Administrative Specialist

Jennifer L. O'Gorman has worked at the University of Michigan since 2000, beginning her career in the Benefits Office. Since 2004, she has worked as an administrative assistant in the Trauma Burn Center.

Ms. O'Gorman received a BS in health administration from Eastern Michigan University. Her roles with MTQIP include financial management and coordination of the daily activities and communications of the program. She updates and maintains the information on member centers, coordinates logistics and arrangements for MTQIP meetings and provides updates to all sites on behalf of the MTQIP staff.