A Doctor Who Wants To See Fewer Patients — Community-based Diabetes Prevention Programs

Comment by Robert Kriss, C2ST, Editor

Dr. Ronald Ackerman, director of Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Center for Community Health, is into making house calls, but not the traditional home visits you might have in mind. Dr. Ackerman subscribes to the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. He and his colleagues at IPHAM have devised community-based research programs to identify people at risk for diabetes and have developed programs to encourage those people to change their lifestyles to prevent the disease. IPHAM has been a powerhouse for public health and scholarship. Between 2012 and 2017, its members have published more than 15,000 articles, which have been cited more than 227,000 times, and in 2017, its centers received nearly 600 research awards totaling $130 million. Read more about Dr. Ackerman and IPHAM here.

Ending an Epidemic

By Roger Anderson

Originally published at: https://www.research.northwestern.edu/ending-an-epidemic/