Michael Taitel, PhD

Clinical Outcomes & Analytics
1415 Lake Cook Rd
MS #L444
Deerfield, IL
USA 60015

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Michael Taitel is currently the Director of Health Outcomes & Analytics at Walgreens. He leads a team of analysts responsible for developing outcomes research studies to support Walgreen’s initiatives in the pharmacy, PBM, retail and worksite clinics, and other innovations that provide affordable and convenient access to health and wellness services. He is the author of numerous published articles, a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Psychological Association, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. Dr. Taitel previously served as Vice President for the Alere Center for Health Intelligence. He was responsible for research studies on behavior change, health risk assessment, wellness savings, medication adherence and productivity. Publications and presentations include: Taitel, M.S. (September, 2010) How to Achieve the Best ROI for Wellness Programs. Presented at the 5th Annual Employee Benefit Advisor Summit, Boca Raton, FL. Rosenzweig, J., Taitel, M., Norman, G., Moore, T., Turenne, W., Tang, P. (2010). Diabetes Disease Management in Medicare Advantage Reduces Hospitalizations and Costs. The American Journal of Managed Care, 16(7):e157-e162. Taitel, M.S. (2010). The role of incentives. In A.M. Ludovici-Connolly. Chapter 3: The art and science of engagement in a wellness initiative, Winning Health Promotion Strategies. Norman, G., Taitel, M. (May, 2010) Strategies for maximizing participant engagement and sustained involvement in wellness programs. Employee Benefit Plan Review. Villanueva, A., Taitel, M. (February, 2010) The Value of Integrating Medical Claims, Health Risk & Productivity: John Muir Health Systems’ Experience Implementing, Managing and Evaluating a Comprehensive Health and Wellness Strategy. Presented at the IBI/NBCH Health & Productivity Forum, San Antonio, TX. Taitel, M.S. (October, 2009) Creating a Road Map for Wellness ROI. Presented at the Wellness Council of Iowa 19th Annual Conference on Worksite Wellness, Des Moines, IA. Taitel, M.S. (2009). Driving Employee Participation in Health Promotions Programs with Communication and Incentives. The Slant… (State and Local Government Benefits Association Newsletter), 21(1):1,6. Loeppke, R., Taitel, M., Haufle, V., Parry, T., Kessler, R.C., Jinnett, K. (2009). Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy: A Multiemployer Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,51(4):411-428..