PCC Editor Profile

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Editor in Chief Profile

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH

Affiliation: Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Contact: primarycare@psychiatrist.com

Dr Culpepper, professor of family medicine, was the founding chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University. He has served as president of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and chairman of the research committee of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). He is a primary care fellow of the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration and has chaired or served as a member of research grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. He has received the STFM Excellence in Education and STFM-NAPCRG Hames Research awards and the NAPCRG Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1998. The Boston University School of Public Health recognized him with its 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr Culpepper has conducted research in otitis media and school-based and community interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes and prevent teen pregnancies. He has been the principal investigator of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded center for patient safety research devoted to low-income and minority vulnerable populations in ambulatory care settings, principal investigator of interventions to improve the care of uninsured patients and urban patients with diabetes and depression, co-principal investigator of a study to decrease delays in community health center patient follow-up for abnormal mammography, and co-investigator of a long-term study of the course of anxiety disorders in primary care settings.

Dr Culpepper co-chaired a panel on otitis media with effusion for the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics–American Academy of Family Physicians panel on acute otitis media. He founded and chaired the board of the Rhode Island Public Health Foundation (1992–2011) and was the founding editor of the family medicine section of UpToDate. He is a member of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America scientific advisory boards, and the continuing medical education committee of the National Sleep Foundation. He has served as the primary care member of an Institute of Medicine committee on the assessment of ongoing efforts in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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