Jacob Quinton, MD, MPH
Dr. Jacob Quinton is a primary care internist and graduate of the Yale Primary Care (Internal Medicine) program which he graduated with a distinction in Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership and led the Yale New Haven Hospital Resident and Fellow Senate Advocacy Council, serving as it’s founding chair and senior chair. He grew up in rural Washington state, playing basketball and learning the nuances of dry land farming before atttending Gonzaga University, graduating with a BA in Chemistry. He staffed a Catholic Charities low-impact drop-in shelter for 1 year after graduation as an Americorps volunteer, then served as a Teach For America Corps member in New Orleans for two years before attending Louisiana State University Health Science Center – New Orleans for medical school, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine for a Masters in Public Health. During medical school he was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and his fellowship project founded the New Orleans Adolescent Reproductive Health Partnership (NOARHP), teaching evidence based reproductive health education to his former students. He also founded the New Orleans Student Hotspotting program and served on Louisiana’s American Medical Association (AMA) delegation. In residency, he’s participated in the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Residents and Fellows (CRFM) and will serve next year as chair-elect, and chair the year following, as well as beginning a 3 year term as part of the ACP AMA delegation.
Career Interests: He plans a career as a primary care internist, policy-maker, and health care administrator looking to bend the health care delivery system towards equity, efficiency, and value.
Research Interests: Dr. Quinton’s research interests revolve around exploring the evolving field of high-needs high-cost care and the evaluation of the Medicaid demonstration projects in order to ensure dissemination of effective models of care. He also has interest in the Veteran’s Health administration and focuses on the mortality risk indexes in use to optimize the resource allocation they determine.