• 3319 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

Research interests

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

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Grants 2006 2023

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

Research Output 1996 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Breast cancer survivors' preferences for mHealth physical activity interventions: findings from a mixed methods study

Phillips, S. M., Courneya, K. S., Welch, W. A., Gavin, K. L., Cottrell, A., Nielsen, A., Solk, P., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Cella, D., Ackermann, R. T., Spring, B. & Penedo, F., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 13, 2, p. 292-305 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect on health care expenditures during nationwide implementation of the diabetes prevention program as a health insurance benefit

Ackermann, R. T., Kang, R., Cooper, A. J., Liss, D., Holmes, A. M., Moran, M. & Saha, C., Sep 1 2019, In : Diabetes care. 42, 9, p. 1776-1783 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance
Health Expenditures
Delivery of Health Care
Prediabetic State

Effects of a Transitional Care Practice for a Vulnerable Population: a Pragmatic, Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial

Liss, D., Ackermann, R. T., Cooper, A., Finch, E. A., Hurt, C., Lancki, N., Rogers, A., Sheth, A., Teter, C. & Schaeffer, C. J., Sep 15 2019, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 34, 9, p. 1758-1765 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulnerable Populations
Confidence Intervals
Primary Health Care
Appointments and Schedules
6 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term weight loss with metformin or lifestyle intervention in the Diabetes prevention Program outcomes study

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, Jan 1 2019, In : Annals of internal medicine. 170, 10, p. 682-690 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Style
Weight Loss
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Weights and Measures
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

On behalf of the NEXT-D Study Group, Dec 1 2018, In : Current diabetes reports. 18, 12, 146.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Health Policy
Life Style
Insurance Benefits