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​Leaden Hickman, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.

College of Medicine

Specialty: Epidemiology/Public Health

1000 Houghton 
Saginaw, MI 48602

Leaden Hickman is Course Director for Society and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine. Hickman's interests are primarily focused in the areas of cardiovascular epidemiology, clinical outcomes and health services research. He received both his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in epidemiology and community medicine from the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Recent research efforts have been directed in the areas of cardiology and cardiovascular disease, specifically mechanisms of atherosclerosis and atherosclerotic plaque characterization, sudden cardiac death, cardiac imaging, and treatment paradigms of acute coronary syndrome. Prior to his appointment at CMU, Hickman held faculty positions at Wayne State University, University of Michigan and Oakland University.

Education & Fellowships:
  • Doctorate
    • Wayne State University
       Detroit, MI
  • Graduate
    • ​Wayne State University
      Master of Science
      community medicine — epidemiology/biostatistics
      Detroit, MI
    • Eastern Michigan University
      Master of Arts
      medical sociology
      Ypsilanti, MI
  • Undergraduate
    • Eastern Michigan University
      Bachelor of Science
      medical sociology
      Ypsilanti, MI
    Specialty Interests:
    Health economics, health systems and health services research, research methodology and biostatistics.

    • American College of Epidemiology
    • AcademyHealth
    • American Public Health Association
    • American Heart Association 
    • American Sociological Association 
    • International Health Economics Association 
    • Society of Epidemiologic Research
    • HealthCare Management Association 
    • American College of Health Care Executives
    • Association of University Programs in Health Care Administration
    Industry Relationships:
    Hickman has held several key senior corporate positions within the health care industry. Prior to his tenure with University of Michigan, he directed corporate research efforts at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in the area of health economics. More recently, he directed Corporate Cardiovascular Outcomes Research for the William Beaumont Health System and the William Beaumont Health Research Institute. Hickman currently is a co-investigator in the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium, ACIC, a CT Imaging Quality Improvement Initiative, sponsored by BCBM and funded through a grant from the American Heart Association.

    Languages Spoken:
    • French
    • English