D. E. Pathman

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

D. E. Pathman, M.D. M.P.H., is Professor and Research Director at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Chapel Hill, NC, USA, and Director of the Program on Health Professions and Primary Care at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. He directs UNC National Research Service Award Primary Care Research Fellowship, overseeing the research training of junior and mid-career general internists, general pediatricians, and family physicians. He is coeditor of Education for Health, the journal of The Network: Towards Unity for Health, a WHO-affiliated organization. Dr. Pathman serves on the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps, appointed by the US Secretary for Health and Human Services. Dr. Pathman has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has served as principal and coinvestigator on numerous studies in the areas of health workforce distribution, health care access in rural areas, racial-ethnic disparities in care, best approaches to training physicians for rural and community-responsive roles, developing the research foundation of primary care practice, and disseminating clinical practice guidelines. He has led evaluations of a variety of state, federal, and institutional programs in these areas. Dr. Pathman is a practicing family physician who, over the past 25 years, has worked in rural community health centers, small rural hospitals, and UNC 700-bed academic medical center. Dr. Pathman earned his Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctor degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. He earned a Masters in Public Health degree and completed fellowship training in family medicine, preventive medicine, and health services research at UNC.

Biography Updated on 12 January 2011

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