• 2978 Citations
1996 …2023
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Research Interests

My work focuses on ways to improve health and healthcare through the efficient coordination of health promotion and disease prevention activities across healthcare and community settings. I am considered a national expert in pragmatic research and natural experiments to improve the prevention and control of diabetes and other chronic conditions. My additional interests include advancing health equity, eliminating health disparities, healthcare provider interventions, quality improvement, cost effectiveness analysis, behavioral economics, and strategies for engaging community members and policy decision makers in the full spectrum of research. I am Director for Northwestern University's Center for Community Health, which is committed to helping cultivate and support many forms of research that improve the health and healthcare of communities in Chicago and beyond.

Certifications and Licenses

Internal Medicine

Training Experience

1998Internship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
2000Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Washington

… → 2003

MD, University of Wisconsin

… → 1997

Keywords

  • Community Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Primary Care

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Grants 2006 2023

Delivery of Health Care
Health
Patient Participation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Outcome Assessment
Research
Research Personnel
Health
Patient Participation
Cardiovascular Diseases
Community-Based Participatory Research
Life Style
Ethnic Groups
Public Health

Research Output 1996 2018

Advancing Health Policy and Program Research in Diabetes: Findings from the Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Network

NEXT-D Study Group, Nov 20 2018, In : Current diabetes reports. 18, 12, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Health Policy
Life Style
Insurance Benefits
Research
Health

A pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness trial of transitional care for a socioeconomically diverse population: Design, rationale and baseline characteristics

Schaeffer, C., Teter, C., Finch, E. A., Hurt, C., Keeter, M. K., Liss, D., Rogers, A., Sheth, A. & Ackermann, R. T., Feb 1 2018, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 65, p. 53-60 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Population
Medicaid
Office Management
Transitional Care
Life Style

Building Toward a Population-Based Approach to Diabetes Screening and Prevention for US Adults

Bowen, M. E., Schmittdiel, J. A., Kullgren, J. T., Ackermann, R. T. & O'Brien, M. J., Nov 1 2018, In : Current diabetes reports. 18, 11, 104.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Prediabetic State
Population
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Referral and Consultation
Health

One-year effects of a group-based lifestyle intervention in adults with type 2 diabetes: A randomized encouragement trial

Liss, D., Finch, E. A., Cooper, A., Sheth, A., Tejuosho, A. D., Lancki, N. & Ackermann, R. T., Jun 1 2018, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 140, p. 36-44 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Life Style
Weight Loss
Confidence Intervals
Intention to Treat Analysis