Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics & Health Policy

Director, Center for Health Services Research

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Population Health Research

Associate Director, Nashville VA Quality Scholars Program

Research Description

Health services research, Health Communication Research, Quality/Quality Improvement, in Children and Adults Diabetes and Obesity Research

Research Keywords

Health behavior and health communication on chronic disease prevention and management, with a focus on obesity and diabetes

Postgraduate Training


Duke University Health System, 2000


Post Graduate Training - University of North Carolina Health Care System, 2002

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescent Primary Care
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  • Diabetes
  • General Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Primary Care
  • Primary Care
  • Primary Care Prevention
  • Well Child Care


1215 21st Avenue South
7th floor
Nashville, TN 37232


MD - Duke University School of Medicine
MPP, Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1996
BS, Zoology/Political Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina