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Russell L.  Rothman

Russell L. Rothman, M.D., MPP

Director, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research

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    Vanderbilt Dermatology, One Hundred Oaks
    615-322-6485

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    615-936-7280
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    Vanderbilt Primary Care Clinic
    Suite II, Medical Center East
    Nashville, TN 37232-8300

    Vanderbilt Dermatology, One Hundred Oaks
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300
    Nashville, TN 37204-3609
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    Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research
    Suite 6000 MCE
    Nashville, TN 37232
Profile

Dr. Rothman is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, and serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Rothman received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1992, and his MD from Duke in 1996.
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Dr. Rothman is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, and serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Rothman received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1992, and his MD from Duke in 1996. During this time he also completed a master's in Public Policy (M.P.P) at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke. After this, Dr. Rothman remained at Duke where he completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he served as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 2002, he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt. Dr. Rothman's current research focuses on improving care for adult and pediatric patients with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. He has been funded by the NIH, American Diabetes Association, the Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative, and other sources to examine the role of literacy and numeracy in patients with diabetes and obesity. He is currently the Principal Investigator on several studies addressing literacy and health communication in obesity prevention and diabetes.  He has served as a reviewer on the NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Health Literacy and the Pfizer Health Literacy Fellowship Awards. Dr. Rothman has been a Pfizer Visiting Professor in Health Literacy at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Rothman also currently serves as Chief of the Vanderbilt Med/Peds Section, Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core of the Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), and the Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translational Research.

Education
  • BS - Duke University
  • MD - Duke University
  • MPP - Duke University
  • Med/Peds Residency - Duke University
  • RWJ Clinical Scholars Felllowship - UNC CHapel Hill
Research Specialty

Health behavior and health communication on chronic disease prevention and management, with a focus on obesity and diabetes

Research Description

Health services research on Adults and Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes.

Clinical Interest

Diabetes
Adolescent Care

Clinical Research Description

Health services research in chronic disease management and prevention. Research on Adults and Children with Diabetes or Obesity.

Publications