LEADS Project: Development of a Precision Primary Care Outcomes Research Program within an Integrated Health Care System
Advisor: Mack Ruffin, MD, MPH
Sean P. David, MD, SM, DPhil is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Vice Chair for Research at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago and he is Program Director for Translational Science in Outcomes Research at the NorthShore University HealthSystem. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, his Master of Science in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and his doctorate (DPhil) from the University of Oxford, where he studied pharmacogenomics and neuroscience. He completed his family medicine residency at the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was Co-Chief Resident and served as a Koop Fellow with the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth. He subsequently completed the James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)/National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Anniversary Fellowship. Dr. David is an accomplished researcher in tobacco control, smoking cessation treatment, pharmacogenomics, genomic discovery science, and implementation of precision medicine in primary care. He recently came to the University of Chicago from Stanford University, where he was Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, was a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and led multiple NIH-funded clinical trials and health equity. His research identified genomic predictors of tobacco, cancer, and pharmacogenomics in multiple ethnic communities. He served as a NAM Consensus Committee on the Evidence Base for Genetic Testing and was a co-author of the NAM Consensus Report, “The Evidence Base for Genetic Testing” in 2017; was Editor of the text book “Genomic and Precision Medicine, Primary Care” (Elsevier Press, 2017). He has also served in numerous national and local public health policy leadership roles.
Dr. David will use his ADFM LEADS Fellowship to further develop his personal leadership, administrative, and external relations skills with stakeholders at NorthShore and the University of Chicago, to apply principles from the ADFM Building Research Capacity (BRC) program to develop and implement a research strategic plan for the NorthShore University Health System Outcomes Research Network, and to leverage the clinical and research data resources of his institutions to develop a robust research enterprise and mentor students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.