Ronald Ackermann, MD/MPH
About this Investigator
Dr. Ackermann has advanced training in epidemiology, public health, and health policy as a past Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar (2001-03) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Physician Faculty Scholar (2006-09). He is Director for Northwestern University's Institute for Public Health and Medicine and it's Center for Community Health. Dr. Ackermann is considered a national expert in the development and evaluation of healthcare-community partnerships to improve the prevention and control of common chronic illnesses such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and asthma. Since 2003, he has been the principal architect and director of a large ongoing research program to evaluate the feasibility, costs, and effectiveness of “partnered” approaches for preventing and managing type 2 diabetes in American adults. Additional interests include community health, health equity, social determinants of health, healthcare provider interventions, quality improvement, cost effectiveness analysis, behavioral economics, and strategies for engaging community members and policy decision makers in the full spectrum of research.