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Physician named to head UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program

Dr. Joann Elmore

Dr. Joann Elmore

Dr. Joann Elmore, a national leader in academic general internal medicine, has been named as director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program, which offers training for nurses and physicians to conduct policy-relevant research aimed at improving health and health care.  

Elmore joined the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA as a professor medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research. Prior to coming to UCLA, Elmore served as associate director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at both Yale and the University of Washington.

The UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program helps to fill a vacuum left when the Robert Wood Johnson program ended in 2015. The UCLA program addresses new and emerging issues related to health care delivery and community health improvement.

Elmore’s research interests include cancer screening, diagnostic accuracy, medical technology, statistical methods, medical education, computer image analyses, machine learning, health IT, patient engagement and health care delivery.  

Elmore has published more than 200 papers, is editor-in-chief for primary care at UpToDate and is co-author of a textbook on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine and public health that has been translated into many languages and is used by graduate students internationally. 

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