Dr. Utibe (UT) Effiong is a practicing board-certified Internal Medicine specialist physician and public health scientist who is passionate about health policy, health system administration, drug addiction management, infectious diseases, the influence of the environment on human health, global health, and development. He is an international public speaker and prolific writer on issues of health importance. Also, a professor of Medicine; he trains students at Central Michigan University, Michigan State University and, the University of Michigan – Flint. Dr. Effiong is actively involved with healthcare administration within the MidMichigan Health system. He is the primary care dyad leader for the south-central region. He is also the chairperson of the health system’s medication safety committee, co-chair of the ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship committee, and board member of the corporate quality and safety committee. He also sits on the executive board of the MidMichigan Collaborative Care Organization – the system’s accountable care organization.