Senior Fellow

Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE

  • Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine

Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cronholm is trained in biostatistics, mixed methods, and epidemiology with content expertise in program evaluation, implementation science, and the science of community engagement. His research focuses on community-based, participatory health services regarding: 1) integration of trauma-informed care and primary prevention strategies into systems of care; 2) advancing the use of mixed methodologies and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) into research and implementation paradigms through the science of community engagement; and 3) improving models of care for patients with both medical and social complexity.

He has developed and serves as the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Mixed Methods Research Lab (MMRL) – a university Service Center housed within DFMCH – to foster the use of qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies to integrate the values, perspectives, and goals of multi-expertise and lived experience partners into research designs. He has extensive experience in the science of engagement, having served as the PI/engagement consultant on multiple Engagement Awards, leading engagement cores, and supporting federally funded initiatives developing PRO measures and clinical trial dissemination efforts implementing identified best-practices. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and supported committees for the Academy on Violence and Abuse, Institute for Safe Families, Women Organized Against Rape, Prevention Point Philadelphia, Philadelphia Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Task Force, and Lutheran Settlement House. He holds an MD from Temple University and he completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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