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Jack Westfall, MD, MPH

Project Principal Investigator



Contact Information
  • Professor, Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Associate Dean of Rural Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Director, High Plains Research Network
  • Director, Colorado AHEC System, University of Colorado Denver
  • Director, CCTSI Community Engagement Core
  • Patrick and Kathy Thompson Endowed Chair in Rural Health​

Research Interests 
  • Rural health research
  • Community engagement
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Women's ​health research
  • Healthcare workforce and pipeline

Selected Publications

  • Westfall JM, Ingram B, Navarro D, Magee D, Niebauer L, Zittleman L, Fernald D, Pace W. Engaging Communities in Education and Research: PBRN’s, AHEC, and CTSA. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012;5(3): 250-258. PMID:22686202​.
  • WestRasmus EK, Pineda-Reyes F, Tamez M, Westfall JM. Promotores de salud and community health workers: an annotated bibliography. Fam Community Health. 2012 Apr-Jun;35(2):172-82. PMID:22367264.
  • Lesko S, Griswold KS, David SP, Bazemore AW, Duane M, Morgan T, Westfall JM, Koop C, Garrett B, Puffer JC, Green LA. Communities of solution: the Folsom Report revisited. Ann Fam Med. 2012 May-Jun;10(3):250-60. PMID:22585890.
  • Bender BG, Dickinson P, Rankin A, Wamboldt FS, Zittleman L, Westfall JM.The Colorado Asthma Toolkit Program: a practice coaching intervention from the High Plains Research Network. J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 May-Jun;24(3):240-8. PMID:21551395.
  • Hicks PC, Bublitz Emsermann C, Westfall JM, Parnes B. Comparison of HTN management in patients with diabetes between rural and urban primary care clinics in Northeastern Colorado - a report from SNOCAP. Rural Remote Health 2010;10(1):1279. PMID:20148599.
  • Westfall JM, Fagnan LJ, Handley M, Salsberg J, McGinnis P, Zittleman LK, Macaulay AC. Practice-based Research is Community Engagement. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2009:22(4):423-427. PMID:19587257​.
  • Westfall JM, Mold J, Fagnan L. Practice-based Research – Blue Highways on the NIH Roadmap. JAMA 2007; Vol. 297;403-406. PMID:17244837.
  • For a full list, see PubMed



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