Allison M Cole, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Phone: (206) 685-9879

Biographical Profile

Dr. Cole is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she sees patients, conducts research and teaches family medicine residents. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa and received her Master's of Public Health in health services from the University of Washington. After completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Cole practiced full time family medicine at a Community Health Center in the Seattle area. She completed a 2-year NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of Washington and joined the faculty in 2012. She is Associate Director for the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network and leads research programs in cancer screening and prevention and implementation of evidence-based practice.

Teaching Interests & Roles

Mentoring residents interested in working in Community Health Centers
Integrating research into real-world primary care settings

Research Interests & Roles

Culturally competent quality improvement
Physician job satisfaction and retention
Cancer screening and primary care
Practice-based research networks
Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice

Clinical Practice Information

UW Medicine Provider Biographies

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Washington MPH, Health Services 2012
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Family Medicine Residency 2005
University of Iowa MD 2002
Kalamazoo College BA, Biology 1998

Published Articles





Primary Care Patients' Willingness to Participate in Comprehensive Weight Loss Programs: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network. Cole AM, Keppel GA, Andrilla HA, Cox CM, Baldwin LM, J Am Board Fam Med
Affordable Care Act Impact on Community Health Center Staffing and Enrollment: A Cross-Sectional Study. Miller SC, Frogner BK, Saganic LM, Cole AM, Rosenblatt R J Ambul Care Manage
Using the diffusion of innovations theory to assess socio-technical factors in planning the implementation of an electronic health record alert across multiple primary care clinics. Lin CP, Guirguis-Blake J, Keppel GA, Dobie S, Osborn J, Cole AM, Baldwin LM J Innov Health Inform 2016
Extracting Electronic Health Record Data in a Practice-Based Research Network: Processes to Support Translational Research across Diverse Practice Organizations. Cole AM, Stephens KA, Keppel GA, Estiri H, Baldwin LM EGEMS (Wash DC) 2016
Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Increased after Exposure to the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Green BB, Anderson ML, Chubak J, Baldwin LM, Tuzzio L, Catz S, Cole A, Vernon SW J Am Board Fam Med
BUILDING RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP CAPACITY IN DEPARTMENTS OF FAMILY MEDICINE: A NEW JOINT ADFM-NAPCRG INITIATIVE. Ewigman B, Davis A, Vansaghi T, Cole A, deGruy F, Green L, King D, Kuzel T, Lindbloom E, Meadows L, Miser F, Nease D, Ruffin M Ann Fam Med
Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Cole AM, Esplin A, Baldwin LM Prev Chronic Dis 2015
Reported Use of Electronic Health Records to Implement Evidence Based Approaches to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers. Cole AM, Tu SP, Fernandez ME, Calo WA, Hotz J, Wolver S J Health Care Poor Underserved 2015
Visualizing Anomalies in Electronic Health Record Data: The Variability Explorer Tool. Estiri H, Chan YF, Baldwin LM, Jung H, Cole A, Stephens KA AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc 2015
Evaluating the Development, Implementation and Dissemination of a Multisite Card Study in the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network. Cole A, Keppel GA, Linares A, Alto W, Kriegsman W, Reed A, Holmes J, Mohanachandran M, Baldwin LM Clin Transl Sci 2015
Colonoscopy in rural communities: a systematic review of the frequency and quality. Evans DV, Cole AM, Norris TE Rural Remote Health
Use of mobile health (mHealth) tools by primary care patients in the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). Bauer AM, Rue T, Keppel GA, Cole AM, Baldwin LM, Katon W J Am Board Fam Med
Starting the Conversation - A Childhood Obesity Knowledge Project Using an App. Appel HB, Huang B, Cole A, James R, Ai AL Br J Med Med Res 2014
Implementation of a health data-sharing infrastructure across diverse primary care organizations. Cole AM, Stephens KA, Keppel GA, Lin CP, Baldwin LM J Ambul Care Manage
Rewards and challenges of community health center practice. Cole AM, Chen FM, Ford PA, Phillips WR, Stevens NG J Prim Care Community Health 2014
Colorectal cancer screening disparities for rural minorities in the United States. Cole AM, Jackson JE, Doescher M J Prim Care Community Health 2013
Urban-rural disparities in colorectal cancer screening: cross-sectional analysis of 1998-2005 data from the Centers for Disease Control's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study. Cole AM, Jackson JE, Doescher M Cancer Med 2012
Satisfaction of family physicians working in community health centers. Cole AM, Doescher M, Phillips WR, Ford P, Stevens NG J Am Board Fam Med