John M. Westfall, MD, MPH

John M. Westfall, MD, MPH, is a family doctor in Washington, DC, and director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. Dr. Westfall was on the faculty of the University of Colorado for over 20 years, including serving as associate dean for rural health, director of community engagement for the Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute, AHEC Director, and senior scholar at the Eugene S. Farley Jr. Health Policy Center. After joining the faculty at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Westfall started the High Plains Research Network, a geographic community and practice-based research network in rural and frontier Colorado. He practiced family medicine in several rural communities including Limon, Ft. Morgan, and his hometown of Yuma, Colorado.

In 2019, he completed two years as the medical director for Whole Person Care and Health Communities at the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital and Public Health Department. His research interests include rural health, linking primary care and community health, and policies aimed at assuring a robust primary care workforce for rural, urban, and vulnerable communities.

He completed his MD and MPH at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, an internship in hospital medicine in Wichita, Kansas, and his family medicine residency at the University of Colorado Rose Family Medicine Program. April 2020

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