Joann Elmore

Program Director

Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Care Delivery, Affiliate Professor of Medicine, University of WA

Joann Elmore, MD, MPH

Dr. Joann Elmore is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. Dr. Elmore conducts scientific research on diagnostic accuracy of screening and medical tests and methods to increase engagement with patients via the OpenNotes project. She was previously a professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Group Health Research Institute. She has also served as head of general internal medicine at Harborview Medical Center from 2000 to 2010.

Prior to this time, Dr. Elmore was a faculty member at Yale University. Dr. Elmore has also served as Associate Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Yale and the University of Washington. Additionally, she was recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Award, and subsequently a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty award and the Clinical Scholars Program.

Dr. Elmore received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, with advanced training in epidemiology from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. In addition, she was a RWJF generalist physician faculty scholar. Dr. Elmore is board certified in internal medicine and serves on many national and international committees. She is Editor in Chief for Primary Care at UpToDate. Dr. Elmore enjoys seeing patients as a primary care internist and teaching clinical medicine to students and residents.

Dr. Elmore’s research group website provides additional information about her current projects. 

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