Russell L. Rothman, M.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research »
Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics & Health Policy
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Population Health Research
Chief, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Section

Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) PI »

Research Specialty:

Health services research on Adults and Adolescents with Type-2 Diabetes.

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Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P.

Rothman Named AACH President-Elect »

Study to Explore Lymphedema Self Care for Cancer Survivors »

Grant bolsters Clinical Data Research Network »

Rothman named to lead population health research efforts »

Panel examines real-world role of pragmatic research trials »

Major grant to transform region’s clinical practices » 





Dr. Rothman is a Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Vanderbilt, & serves as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research. Dr. Rothman received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1992, & his M.D. from Duke in 1996. During this time he also completed a master's in Public Policy (M.P.P) at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke. After this, Dr. Rothman remained at Duke where he completed a combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics residency in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he served as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 2002, he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt. Dr. Rothman's current research focuses on improving care for adult & pediatric patients with diabetes, obesity & other chronic diseases. He has been funded by the NIH, American Diabetes Association, the Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative, & other sources to examine the role of literacy & numeracy in patients with diabetes & obesity. He is currently the Principal Investigator on several studies addressing literacy & health communication in obesity prevention & diabetes.  He has served as a reviewer on the NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Health Literacy & the Pfizer Health Literacy Fellowship Awards. Dr. Rothman has been a Pfizer Visiting Professor in Health Literacy at the University of Pittsburgh & the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Rothman also currently serves as Chief of the Vanderbilt Med/Peds Section, Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core of the Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), & the Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Diabetes Translational Research (CDTR).

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Rothman set for AACH leadership role »

Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal »

Rothman to lead Center for Health Services Research »

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The Center for Diabetes Translation Research is supported by NIH grant DK092986. 
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