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|Health Policy and Management||Joint Appointment|
Diagnostic accuracy, physician variability, Cancer screening (e.g., skin and breast), pathology, melanoma, breast cancer, patient engagement (OpenNotes), AI/machine learning (diagnostic aid tools for skin and breast pathology), post graduate medical education, interprofessional and multidisciplinary training
Dr. Joann G. Elmore is a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She also serves as Director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. She is a national leader in academic general internal medicine and has a distinguished career as an investigator, mentor, administrator and educator.
Dr. Elmore’s research has consistently addressed questions that push the boundaries of our scientific knowledge in areas that include cancer screening, diagnostic accuracy, medical technology, statistical methods, medical education, computer image analyses and machine learning, health IT and OpenNotes, patient engagement and health care delivery. Her pivotal research in cancer screening, with notable publications in NEJM and JAMA, has been practice changing. Her continuous NIH funding for over 25 years underscores Dr. Elmore’s long tradition of research success. She is currently Principal Investigator for three multi-center R01s, and she also has a long history of gaining support from major foundations. In addition to over 200 publications, Dr. Elmore has co-authored a textbook on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine and public health that has been translated into several languages and is used by graduate students internationally.
In prior years, Dr. Elmore served as faculty at Yale University and was an Associate Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Yale and the University of Washington. She was previously a professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Group Health Research Institute. In addition, Dr. Elmore served as head of general internal medicine at Harborview Medical Center from 2000 to 2010.
Dr. Elmore received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, with advanced training in epidemiology from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Elmore is board certified in internal medicine and serves on many national and international committees. She is Editor in Chief for Primary Care at UpToDate and enjoys seeing patients as a primary care internist and teaching clinical medicine to students and residents.
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Computer and Machine Imaging Analysis/CAD
OpenNotes/Communication with Patients