Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine
I am eager to serve on the expert panel for improving PBRN research. I am Director of the Upstate NY Practice Based Research Network (UNYNET) UNYNET is a nationally recognized PBRN that specializes in translational research that translates evidence based care into practice. I have had had muiltiple grants on improving chronic disease care in PCP offices for asthma, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. (CKD). I am on the AHRQ Technical expert panel for CKD and served on the Fistula First Technical expert panel for CMS.
I have served on the national steering committee of the Federation of Practice Based Research Networks and on the NIH roadmap initiative for the electronic primary care research network (EPCRN)
I am research director for the DARTNet AHRQ P30 grant through the AAFP NRN and UNYNET is a collaborating network for COCONET2 AHRQ P30 program with the University of Oklahoma.These are PBRN Centers of Excellence grants.
I have given national presentaions on a toolkit for new networks. Sustaining a PBRN, and working with community collaboratives.
He works very closely with the P2 commnity collaborative where I am the clinical lead for the Western NY Beacon grant.I am also also the clinical lead for P2 for the Heal 10 New York State grant that helped 40 practices achieve NCQA level 3 status as a Patient Centered Medical Home.
I am currently is PI on a national R-01 to improve Chronic Kidney Disease in PCP offices using a national Primary Care electronic database. (DARTNet). I look forward to participating in this work