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Open Research Coordinator Position

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San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

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Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH

Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH
Contact: 
Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH
John M. Smith, Jr. Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
 
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
MSC: 7794
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 358-3930
Fax: (210) 223-6940
email: ferrerr@uthscsa.edu

Robert L. Ferrer, MD, MPH is the John M. Smith, Jr. Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Ferrer is a practicing family physician with research interests at the interface of primary care and public health, including primary care transformation and quality improvement, social determinants of health, and applications of complexity science to health and health care. He has been principal investigator on grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, as well as other state and local funders. Currently, he also serves as Director of Community Engagement for UTHSCSA’s Clinical Translational Science Award. Since 2009, he has been an associate editor for the Annals of Family Medicine. In 2002, he received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award. From 2007-09 he served on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange initial Expert Panel. Dr. Ferrer is active in community health initiatives, serving as chair of the leadership team for San Antonio’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant from the CDC and also as a member of the core group for the Bexar County Health Collaborative’s Community Health Improvement Plan.

Research Interests: 

Primary care practice improvement, primary prevention of chronic disease, social determinants of health, and applications of complexity science to health and health care.