Frederick Chen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Family Medicine Research Section
Medical Student Education Section
Phone: (206) 543-7813
e-mail: fchen@fammed.washington.edu


Biographical Information

Dr. Chen is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where he teaches health policy, conducts research, and sees patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and received his Master's of Public Health in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. After completing his residency in family medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Chen was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, where he developed his research interest in health policy and medical education. He then moved to Washington, DC, as the Kerr White Scholar at the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. At UW, he has been the lead faculty for the WWAMI Underserved Pathway, medical director for the WA state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative, and a researcher in the Rural Health Research Center. He serves as senior advisor to HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions for the Teaching Health Center program.


Teaching Interests & Roles

Course Co-Chair, Medicine Health & Society


Research Interests & Roles

Medical Education, Quality of Care, Rural health workforce, Teaching Health Centers,
Health Policy, Genomics and Primary Care


Current Projects

Senior advisor to HRSA's Bureau of Health Professions
Teaching Health Centers


Selected Publications

Rosenblatt RA, Chen FM, Lishner DM, Doescher MP. The future of family medicine and implications for rural primary care physician supply. Final Report #125. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington; Aug 2010.

Chen FM, Andrilla CHA, Doescher MP, Morris C. Family medicine residency training in rural locations. Final Report #126. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington, Jul 2010.

Morris CG, Lesko SE, Andrilla HA, Chen FM. Family medicine residency training in community health centers: a national survey. Acad Med. 2010 Oct;85(10):1640-4.

Chen FM, Lesko SA, Gray B. Teaching health centers and the primary care workforce crisis for the underserved. Ann Intern Med. 2010 May 4;152(9):616.

Chen F, Fordyce M, Andes S, Hart LG. Which medical schools produce rural physicians? A 15-year update. Acad Med. Apr 2010;85(4):594-598.

Chen FM, Grzybowski S. Secrets of my research success: advice from the experts. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;8(1):85.

Chen FM. Genomics: Lots of press, but how much progress? J Fam Pract 2009; 58: 62-63.

Morris CG, Chen FM. Training residents in community health centers: Facilitators and Barriers. Ann Fam Med 2009; 7:488-94.


Clinical Practice Information

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