Marshall Chin – MD, MPH

Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, FACP, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease.  He is Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation Program Office; Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Co-Director of the Merck Foundation Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care National Program Office; Associate Chief and Director of Research in the Section of General Internal Medicine; and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Chin co-chairs the National Quality Forum (NQF) Disparities Standing Committee that recommended how to achieve health equity through performance measurement and payment reform to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) via its report A Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities: The 4 I’s for Health Equity.

Dr. Chin performed many of the key studies informing how to improve diabetes care and outcomes in federally-qualified health centers serving vulnerable populations with limited resources.  He analyzed clinical, economic, and organizational outcomes, influencing the implementation of national initiatives and policies to improve chronic care management in health centers.  His work over the past decade leading RWJF’s Finding Answers program led to the creation of the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities, cited in the National Academy of Medicine’s report System Practices for the Care of Socially At-Risk Populations and The CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.

Currently Dr. Chin is improving diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side of Chicago through health care system and community interventions that have been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Merck Foundation.  He is co-directing a project evaluating the value of the national federally-qualified health center system.  Dr. Chin is also leading an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded research project to improve shared decision making among clinicians and LGBTQ racial/ethnic minority patients.

Dr. Chin serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force, the National Advisory Council to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the National Academy of Medicine Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030.  He is a former President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and has won mentoring awards from SGIM and the University of Chicago.    Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and he completed residency and fellowship training in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

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