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Elizabeth ClarkElizabeth Clark, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Research Division
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Paterson Street, Room 432
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-0214
Fax: 732-932-1451

My primary research interest is quality improvement in primary care.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Grinnell College (Iowa), 1990, BA English              
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1997 MD
  • Oregon Health and Science University, 2002 MPH Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Oregon Health and Science University, 1997-2000, Family Medicine Residency
  • Oregon Health and Science University, 1999-2001, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency
  • Oregon Health and Science University, 2001-2003, Fellowship, National Research Science Award (NRSA), Primary Care Research

Awards and Honors

  • Rural Scholarship Award, 1994
  • Honors for the academic year of Medical School, 1994
  • Warwick Fellowship for Study of the British Healthcare System, 1995
  • Honors for the academic year of Medical School, 1996                      
  • Honors for the academic year of Medical School, 1997
  • Merck Outstanding Medical Student Award, 1997
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1997
  • Oregon Health and Science University Rose Award, 2000
  • Oregon Health and Science University Department of Family Medicine Merle Pennington Outstanding Resident Contribution Award, 2000
  • Residents’ “Teacher of the Year Award”. University of Iowa, Family Practice Residency Program, 2005
  • Grant Generating Fellowship Fellow, 2005
  • UMDNJ Research Career Development Travel Award Recipient, 2008

Current Research Projects

    • Clark, PI: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Using Systems Engineering Analysis to Optimize Workforce Redesign in Primary Care.”
    • Weng, PI, Clark, Co-investigator: NIMHD. “Modifiable factors affecting racial disparities in living kidney donation.”
    • Ferrante, PI, Clark, Co-investigator: Horizon Healthcare Innovations. “Evaluation of HHI’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilots.”

Selected publications

  • Nordin TA, Clark EC. A Difficult Journey. American Family Physician.91(7):442. 2015
  • Flocke SA, Clark EC, Antognoli E, Mason MJ, Lawson PJ, Smith S, Cohen DJ. Teachable Moments for Health Behavior Change and Intermediate Patient Outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling. 2014(9): 43-49.
  • Pascal CJ, McInerny C, Orzano J, Clark EC, Clemow L. The Use of Knowledge Management in Health Care: The Implementation of Shared Care Plans in Electronic Medical Record Systems at One Primary Care Practice. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 12(4): December, 2013.
  • Shaw E, Howard J, Clark EC, Etz RS, Arya R, Tallia A. Decision-making Processes of Patients who Use the Emergency Department for Primary Care Needs. Journal of the Poor and Underserved. 2013(24):1288-1305.
  • Friedman A, Crosson JC, Howard J, Clark EC, Pellerano M, Karsh BT, Crabtree B, Jaen CR, Cohen DJ. A Typology of Electronic Health Record Workarounds in Small-to-Medium Size Primary Care Practices. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. amiajnl-2013-001686Published Online First: 31 July 2013
  • Howard: J, Clark EC, Friedman A, Crosson JC, Crabtree BF, Karsh BT, Bell DS, Cohen DJ. Electronic Health Records Impact on Work Burden in Small, Unaffiliated, Community-based Primary Care Practices. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012:28(1):107-113.
  • Crosson J, Cohen D, Ohman-Strickland P, Clark EC, Crabtree B. Typical Electronic Health Record Use in Primary Care Practices and the Quality of Diabetes Care. Annals of Family Medicine. 2012:10:221-227.
  • Amico J, Clark EC, Roemheld-Hamm B. Does treating depression improve glycemic control in diabetics? Evidence Based Practice. 2011:15(5):5.
  • Cohen DJ, Clark EC, Flocke S, Lawson P. Identifying Teachable Moments for Health Behavior Counseling in Primary Care. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011:85:8-15.
  • Cohen DJ, Balasubramania BA, Isaacson NF, Clark EC, Etz RS, Crabtree BF. Coordination of Health Behavior Counseling in Primary Care. Annals of Family Medicine. 2011:9(5):206-415.
  • Hahn KA, Ohman-Strickland PA, Cohen DJ, Piasecki AK, Crosson JC, Clark EC, Crabtree BF. Electronic medical records are not associated with improved documentation in community primary care practices. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2011: 26(4):272-277.
  • Howard J, Shaw E, Clark EC, Crabtree BJ. Up Close and (Inter)personal: Insights from a Primary Care Practice’s Efforts to Improve Office Relationships Over Time, 2003-2009. Quality Management in Health Care. 2011:20(1):49-61.