Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with diabetes. He is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Program Office, a major effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Dr. Chin is Associate Director of the Diabetes Research and Training Center; Co-Director of Research in the Section of General Internal Medicine; and Research Associate at the Center for Health Administration Studies and the Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging, at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine Forum on the Science of Health Care Quality Improvement and Implementation.
Dr. Chin’s work focuses on improving the quality of diabetes care in health centers that serve the indigent. These community-based interventions include rapid quality improvement, chronic disease management, provider training in behavioral change, and patient empowerment interventions. Dr. Chin is also performing an evaluation of the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Health Disparities Collaboratives, the most comprehensive national effort to improve the quality of diabetes care in health centers yet to be undertaken. Dr. Chin is also investigating treatment preferences of older persons with diabetes and examining how to reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in diabetes care and outcomes.