Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Ronald T Ackermann, MD, MPH

Ronald T Ackermann, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Community Health
Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work

Bio

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 ef...[Read full text]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.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Wisconsin (1997)
  • MPH: University of Washington, Public Health (2003)
  • Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Internal Medicine (1998)
  • Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine