Principal Investigator

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Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Care Delivery
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Health Policy Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Director, UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
Professor, UCLA Division of Dermatology (Joint Appointment)
Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA 
Affiliate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine


BS, San Diego State University, Biology (Magna cum Laude)
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (Honors in Research and Teaching)
MPH, Yale University, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Yale University

Contact Information 

UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research
1100 Glendon Ave, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Admin: Raul J. Moreno;

Research: (310) 794-9505

Clinic:  (310) 206-6232


Dr. Joann G. Elmore is a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. She conducts scientific research on diagnostic accuracy of screening and medical tests as well as AI/machine learning to develop computer aid tools for the early detection of high-risk cancers. She previously held faculty and leadership positons at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute, Yale University and has been an Associate Director and member of the National Advisory Committee for of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Yale and the University of Washington. Dr. Elmore received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine, residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, with advanced epidemiology training from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the RWJF Clinical Scholars Program. In addition, she was a RWJF generalist physician faculty scholar. Dr. Elmore is board certified in internal medicine and serves on many national and international committees. She is Editor in Chief for Primary Care at Up-To-Date and enjoys seeing patients as a primary care internist and teaching clinical medicine to students and residents. In addition, she is now the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Care Delivery.

Research Statement