Editorial Contributor

Kevin A. Peterson, MD, MPH

Family Medicine

Director, Center of Excellence in Primary Care
Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Peterson is a Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health where he directs the Center of Excellence in Primary Care. He directs the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Research Network (MAFPRN), a primary care Practice-based Research Network (PBRN), and has served as the national director for the AHRQ PBRN Resource Center.
A graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, MN, he received an MD from Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN and an MPH. from the University of Minnesota. His clinical training includes Johns Hopkins Hospital, Leeds University, England, Rush Presbyterian University, Chicago, and the University of Minnesota (UMN). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, and Associate Fellow in the Institute for Health Informatics, UMN.
Dr. Peterson’s research focuses on diabetes, chronic disease management, and informatics in primary care. He has been a principal or site-principal investigator on many National Institutes of Health studies including ACCORD (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute), TRANSLATE (National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease), the creation of a national Electronic Primary Care Research Network (National Center for Research Resources), and studies from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging,  the Agency for Health Research and Quality, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.