ABFM Selects Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH as New Senior Vice President of Research and Policy

April 18, 2019

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the selection of Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH as its new Senior Vice President of Research and Policy beginning June 17, 2019.

As Senior Vice President of Research and Policy, Dr. Bazemore’s areas of focus will include leading the next phase of development of the ABFM research enterprise, co-leading ABFM’s Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care and coordinating and developing ABFM career development activities for ABFM Scholars, Pisacano Scholars and Puffer Fellows.  In addition, he will help in developing and implementing a national strategy to engage clinically integrated health systems on behalf of the family physicians they employ.

Dr. Bazemore currently serves as the Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine in Washington, DC, and previously served for seven years as its Assistant Director.  Dr. Bazemore helped cultivate the growth and evolution of the Graham Center into an internationally-known primary care research center with diverse funding sources.  He guided and participated in the Graham Center’s research with special interest in access to care for underserved populations, health workforce and training, and spatial analysis. Dr. Bazemore also led the Graham Center’s emphasis on developing tools that empower primary care providers, leaders, and policymakers. He developed HealthLandscape, an innovative data engagement platform entirely funded by grants and contracts, including the nearly $1.5 million/year federal Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper contract that guides funding for all the nation’s Federally Qualified Centers.

Dr. Bazemore has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and helped to create the Starfield Summit series, the Embassy Series events and novel settings for the Primary Care Forum Series.  He has served in national policy roles including the Family Medicine for America’s Health Research Tactic Team, and Board of Directors as well as important committee roles for North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the National Research Network, the Rural Training Track Consortium, the National Academies of Medicine, and the Council on Graduate Medical Education.  He was elected as a member of the National Academies of Medicine in 2016 and named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians last year.

“ABFM is delighted to welcome Dr. Bazemore into this senior leadership role,” said Warren Newton, MD, MPH, President and CEO of the ABFM. “In recent years, research generated by ABFM has greatly influenced our specialty, policy considerations, and the work of other ABMS Boards. Dr. Bazemore has deep and broad knowledge of our specialty and the national environment of healthcare in which family physicians work. We look forward to his contributions toward the next phase of our work in research, policy, and leadership development.”

Dr. Bazemore serves on the faculties of the Departments of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also continued to see patients at Fairfax Family Practice Centers since joining the Graham Center in 2005.  Dr. Bazemore previously served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and as a Professorial Lecturer of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health.  Dr. Bazemore graduated from Davidson College, received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina, and his MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health.  He also completed a Global Health Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.