Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief and Director of Research, Section of General Internal Medicine
Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change
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 Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Program Office.
An active researcher, Dr. Chin investigates how to improve diabetes outcomes in real-world settings. He has served on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) committees dedicated to finding optimal treatments for patients of varying ages and advancing educational efforts in diabetes care.
In addition to his clinical and research roles, Dr. Chin is a teacher and mentor, committed to providing opportunities for trainees including promising students from ethnic or racial minority groups, and people from low-income communities. As co-director of the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT), Dr. Chin educates faculty, fellows and MD/PhD students about outcomes research methods -- to better understand and improve quality of care.
Dr. Chin serves on the editorial board of Health Services Research and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality National Advisory Committee. An expert in health care disparities in medicine, he frequently is invited to present his work at national conferences and serve on policy committees.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Internship and Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University), Boston
Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard University), Boston (general internal medicine)
Additional Graduate Degrees
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
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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.
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.
View a partial list of Dr. Chin's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.