My health services research focuses on identifying novel risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and on testing strategies to prevent diabetes among patients at risk. In a national cohort study of all US veterans treated at a VA facility, we are studying predictors of diabetes including exposure to antibiotics and PTSD among other risk factors. And I lead a NIDDK-funded, cluster-randomized trial of a community health worker (CHW) intervention to prevent diabetes in 2 health care systems. CHW's are lay health coaches that engage, teach, and motivate patients to participate in diabetes prevention programs and provide direct behavioral counseling.
In educational leadership, I lead NYU School of Medicine's General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program and established its Masters of Science in Medical Education program. I was founding Director of the educational core for the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and directed its Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation program. I direct the new Population Health Pillar in the medical school curriculum and direct courses in Health Policy and Clinical Research Methods.
My policy leadership was launched in 2009-2010, when I was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in Washington, DC, where I served on the professional staff of the Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means in the US House of Representatives. I worked on negotiating, drafting, and passing the Affordable Care Act along with various Medicare payment policy issues. I now serve on NY State’s Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) and will soon be appointed to HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Primary Care Training in Medicine and Dentistry.
Professor, Department of Population Health
Professor, Department of Medicine
Co-Lead for Intergrative Seminar Course, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
Director, Population Health Pillar
Lead for Clinical Research Methods Course, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Affairs
MD from Cornell University
Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine , Bowen Brooks Fellowship
Residency, NYU School of Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine
Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 Jul; 30(7):916-923
Academic medicine. 2017 Jan; 92(1):123-131
Translational behavioral medicine. 2015 Mar; 5(1):68-76
Journal of general internal medicine. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1546-1551
Journal of general internal medicine. 2017 Jul 6; ?-?
BJU international. 2017 Jul; 120(1):32-39
Applied clinical informatics. 2017 Feb 15; 8(1):149-161
Journal for healthcare quality. 2017 Jan-Feb; 39(1):43-53