Roger Rosenblatt, MD, MPH, is Professor and Vice Chairman of the UW Department of Family Medicine, and Co-Investigator of the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies. Dr. Rosenblatt has been with the UW since he started as an intern in 1971. He was one of the first groups of family medicine residents at the University, and spent three years helping to run the National Health Service Corps in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. This experience deepened his interest in rural care issues, and when he joined the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine in 1977, he began to develop a multidisciplinary rural health research program. This culminated with the founding of the WWAMI RHRC in 1988. He has directed numerous projects at the WWAMI RHRC, focused primarily on the health workforce, quality of care, and family medicine residency training. He is also involved in a study of management of chronic pain and opiate addiction in rural practices. Dr. Rosenblatt's main goal is to use research as a tool to improve the delivery of health services to vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on the creation of balanced and sustainable communities. Dr. Rosenblatt received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from the University of Washington.