Jeffrey Arthur Linder

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Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, FACP is a general internist and primary care clinician-investigator. Dr. Linder is the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Linder received his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, did a Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and has a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

The overarching goal of Dr. Linder’s work is to improve primary care in the United States. Dr. Linder has expertise in electronic health records and clinical decision support; using behavioral science and social psychology to understand and change behavior; and appropriate ambulatory antibiotic prescribing. Dr. Linder is a standing member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Study Section.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Linder provides preventive, acute, and chronic care for his primary care patients.

Training Experience

1998Internship, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center
2000Residency, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center
2002Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

… → 2002

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 1997


  • Electronic Health Records
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine / General Medicine
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Medical Education
  • Primary Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Respiratory Diseases

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Grants 2016 2021

Delivery of Health Care
Patient Participation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Patient-Centered Care
Random Allocation
Primary Health Care
Behavioral Economics
Electronic Health Records
Clinical Decision Support Systems
Social Psychology

Research Output 1999 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Appropriateness of outpatient antibiotic prescribing among privately insured US patients: ICD-10-CM based cross sectional study

Chua, K. P., Fischer, M. A. & Linder, J. A., Jan 1 2019, In : BMJ (Online). 364, k5092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

International Classification of Diseases
Cross-Sectional Studies
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Decision Fatigue, Running Late, and Population Health Management-Screening Out of Time

Liss, D. & Linder, J. A., May 3 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 5, p. e193402

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Does probiotic consumption reduce antibiotic utilization for common acute infections? A systematic review and meta-analysis

King, S., Tancredi, D., Lenoir-Wijnkoop, I., Gould, K., Vann, H., Connors, G., Sanders, M. E., Linder, J. A., Shane, A. L. & Merenstein, D., Jun 1 2019, In : European journal of public health. 29, 3, p. 494-499 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Randomized Controlled Trials


Linder, JA., 2019, Conn's Current Therapy 2019. Kellerman, RD. & Rakel, DP. (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, p. 556-559

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Quality and Experience of Outpatient Care in the United States for Adults with or Without Primary Care

Levine, D. M., Landon, B. E. & Linder, J. A., Mar 1 2019, In : JAMA internal medicine. 179, 3, p. 363-372 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ambulatory Care
Primary Health Care
Propensity Score
Delivery of Health Care
Quality of Health Care