Ronald T Ackermann
Ronald T Ackermann, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Dean for Public Health. Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM). Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology). "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 Institute for Public Health and Medicine, which is committed to advancing collaborative research and education that improves health and well-being for all individuals and their communities."