Dr. Sussman was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at U-M. His research focuses on the quality of care for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including stroke, and the patient and hospital factors associated with underuse and overuse of effective treatments. His research also focuses on developing and implementing strategies to make clinical decisions more personalized and effective such as how to use a patient’s risk of CVD to guide treatment decisions. He has substantial content and research expertise in hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia as well as measuring the effectiveness of medication treatments for CVD events using simulation modeling–an area in which his group has published extensively. Dr. Sussman is principal investigator (PI) of a Veteran’s Administration (VA) Merit grant developing quality measures for CVD prevention in the Veterans Health Administration based around risk and benefit. Dr. Sussman is a co-investigator on a VA HSR&D funded IIR developing and validating a performance VA cardiovascular risk score for stroke and heart attack.