Russell L. Rothman, MD, MPP

Center for Health Services Research
Vice President for Population Health Research

Dr. Rothman is Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Integrative and Population Health, and the Vice President for Population Health Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and Chief of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Section.

The Center for Health Services Research engages over 160 faculty involved in over $60 million annually in research related to health services research, implementation science, behavioral research, health disparities, quality improvement and other areas aimed at improving health outcomes. Dr. Rothman's research focuses on improving care for adult and pediatric patients with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. His research focuses on addressing health communication, health literacy/numeracy, and other social and behavioral factors to improve health. He has been the Principal Investigator on over $50 million in funded research and has authored over 130 manuscripts. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the PCORI funded Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network, which engages over 50 hospitals and 1,000,’s of ambulatory practices. He is also Principal Investigator of the CMS funded Mid-South Practice Transformation Network which is engaging 4,000 clinicians in quality improvement.

Dr. Rothman serves as Chair of the PCORI PCORnet Executive Steering Committee, which oversees a national network to support comparative effectiveness research and pragmatic clinical trials. Dr. Rothman serves as the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the ADAPTABLE study, a pragmatic clinical trial enrolling 15,000 patients to evaluate the optimal dose of aspirin in secondary prevention of heart disease. Dr. Rothman is also the President of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH).