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Marshall Chin, MD, MPH

The Richard Parrillo Family Professorship in Healthcare Ethics

Associate Chief and Director of Research, Section of General Internal Medicine

Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Director, Finding Answers: Solving Disparities Thought Payment and Delivery System Reform

Co-Director, Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. He has worked to advance diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side through health care system and community interventions. He also leads initiatives to improve health strategies at a national level, as director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Finding Answers: Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform Program Office and Co-Director of the Merck Foundation Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care National Program Office.

Dr. Chin performed many of the key research studies informing how to improve diabetes care and outcomes in federally-qualified health centers serving vulnerable populations with limited resources.  His work over the past decade leading RWJF’s Finding Answers program led to the creation of the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities. Current projects include improving diabetes outcomes in real-world settings, reducing health disparities by transforming the way care is organized and paid for, enhancing care by facilitating partnerships between the health care system and other sectors such as food and housing, and improving shared decision making among clinicians and LGBTQ people of color.

In addition to his clinical and research roles, Dr. Chin is a teacher and award-winning mentor, committed to providing opportunities for trainees. As co-director of the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT), Dr. Chin educates faculty, fellows and students about outcomes research methods -- to better understand and improve quality of care. 

An expert in health care disparities in medicine, Dr. Chin frequently is invited to present his work at national conferences and serve on policy committees. He serves on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Advisory Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force. He co-chairs the National Quality Forum (NQF) Disparities Standing Committee and is a former President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Dr. Chin was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice

1989

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of California San Francisco

Internship and Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University), Boston

Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University), Boston (general internal medicine)
Harvard School of Public Health (health policy and management)

Additional Graduate Degrees

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Memberships

AcademyHealth
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American College of Physicians
American Diabetes Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Public Health Association
Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange
Gerontological Society of America
Society of General Internal Medicine
Society for Medical Decision Making

Language Spoken

English

Email

mchin@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

Office Phone

(773) 702-0240

Office Fax

(773) 834-3950

Office Postal Address

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2007
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Chin

As Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Office Program, Dr. Chin works to eliminate disparities in health care by improving tools and strategies across health care systems.

As Co-Director of the Merck Foundation Bridging the Gap National Program Office, Dr. Chin aims to reduce disparities in diabetes care by innovative interventions transforming health care and establishing partnerships with sectors such as food and housing.

Dr. Chin serves as co-principal investigator for Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago -- an effort to advance diabetes care and health outcomes in Chicago.

The University of Chicago Magazine interviewed Dr. Chin about health care disparities in America.

The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog featured Dr. Chin and his colleague, Dr. Peek, in a post about their innovative efforts to increase diabetes self-management in urban populations.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Chin's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.