Rebecca Cunningham

Vice President for Research
1300 Ruthven Building
1109 Geddes Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079


Dr. Rebecca Cunningham is the vice president for research at the University of Michigan, where she is responsible for fostering the excellence and integrity of research across all three campuses.

She has vast experience as a researcher, administrator, educator and clinician, including more than 20 years spent as an emergency medicine physician at U-M and Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich.

Cunningham has secured more than $50 million in federal research funding, and she has authored or co-authored more than 170 scholarly publications that focus on injury prevention, opioid overdose, substance misuse prevention and public health.

She directs the U-M Injury Prevention Center, established a national consortium to improve firearms safety, served as associate vice president for research-health sciences and is the former research chair for the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine.