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 multiple 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 presentations on a toolkit for new networks, sustaining a PBRN, and working with community collaboratives.
I work very closely with the P2 community 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 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.