NAPCRG could not exist without the efforts of committees and their members. Committees are permanent bodies, reporting to Board of Directors to do work fundamental to fulfilling the core mission of the organization. The following committees are part of the basic NAPCRG infrastructure and are integral to its success. Click on the appropriate committee for additional information about is work and members.
The Awards Committee oversees administration of the NAPCRG Awards Program by soliciting and evaluating nominations and selecting recipients. The Awards Committee overseas the Awards Breakfast at the Annual Meeting.
Lorraine Wallace, PhD
Rebecca Etz, PhD
John Heintzman, MD
Jalila Jbilou, MD, MSc, PhD
Christopher P Morley, PhD
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD
Max Romano, MD
Julie Phillips, MD, MPH
Frances Wen, PhD
Committee on Advancing the Science of Family Medicine
The mission of CASFM is to promote and actively contribute to the academic discipline of primary care for the betterment of patients and their communities. It will also help to assure that the development, translation, and implementation of new knowledge rapidly becomes part of the fabric of family medicine.
Gillian Bartlett, PhD
David Mehr, MD, MS
Kaari Van Auken
CASFM Work Groups
Community Clinician Advisory Group
The mission of the Community Clinician Advisory Group (CCAG) is to bring more voices from community practice to inform (1) the functions of the NAPCRG and PBRN annual meetings and (2) add community clinician perspectives to formulating the future primary care research agenda.
The NAPCRG Board of Directors created the CCAG as a new board committee under the chairmanship of the NAPCRG Clinician Representative. The CCAG is composed of primary care clinicians who describe their primary role as “clinical practice” (If they also engage in teaching and research, these roles should be described as secondary). In keeping with the NAPCRG charter, CCAG membership is bi-national (US and Canadian) and broadly representative. Individual CCAG member terms are for 3 years, staggered.
- Vetting NAPCRG “Pearls” (presentations at the NAPCRG annual meeting of most interest and relevance to practitioners). View the NAPCRG Pearls.
- Disseminating “Pearls” at local, regional and state/province-wide venues
- Membership on other NAPCRG board committees at the discretion of the respective Chair
- Facilitating greater clinician-researcher interactions via formal and informal participatory activities at the NAPCRG annual meeting (including panel discussions or other dialogues)
Community primary care clinicians from all disciplines who are interested in learning more about the CCAG or applying for membership are invited to contact the NAPCRG Clinician Representative.
The Communications Committee is in charge of communications for NAPCRG. This includes identifying and communicating relevant news to our own members using methods such as our newsletter and the NAPCRG website, as well as promoting NAPCRG and primary care research to those outside our organization, such as policy makers, funding agencies and community physicians, through public relation and outreach initiatives.
Richelle Koopman, MD, MS
Tammy Chang, MD
Elizabeth Cope, PhD, MPH
Sudha Koppula, MD
Kelly Nottingham, MPH, CHES
It is the Governance Committee’s responsibility to develop leadership and submit nominations for open board positions to the board for approval and appointment.
Vivian R Ramsden, RN, BSN, MS, PhD
Joy Melnikow, MD
Andrew Bazemore, MD
Michael Green, MD, MPH
Eric Shaw, PhD
Fiona Webster, PhD
Tom Vansaghi, PhD
The mission of the International Committee is to provide a strategic plan and direction to extending and supporting NAPCRG’s international outreach beyond US / Canada to both resource-rich and resource-poor nations. Research is a core component of primary care clinical practice and education in all nations. All nations should prioritize and fund primary care research. Primary care researchers from all nations should have the opportunity to present new knowledge and research advances in primary care at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting and to engage in other NAPCRG activities.
Timothy olde Hartman, MD, PhD
José-Manuel Ramirez Aranda, MD
Carlos Jaen, MD, PhD
Oralia Bazaldua, PharmD
David Katerndahl, MD
John Beasley, MD
Joanne Reeve, MD
Vanessa Diaz, MD, MS
Grant Russell, BM BS, PhD
Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH
Evelyn Van Weel-Baugarten, MD PhD
Carmen Garcia-Pena, MD, PhD
Chris van Weel, MD, PhD
Jeannie Haggerty, PhD
Nicholas Zwar, MB BS Adl, FRACGP, MPH Syd, PhD
Kaari Van Auken
The Membership Committee is responsible for recruitment of new NAPCRG members, promotion of diversity among the membership, and assessment of membership needs and coordination of strategies to meet those needs. The committee conducts membership evaluations, reaches out to underrepresented constituencies, develops and maintains programs to meet members’ needs, and communicate its work to NAPCRG’s membership.
Kim Griswold, MD, MPH
Jessica Sand, MPH
The program committee helps with the format of the meeting, for example changing ratios of posters to oral presentations depending on the venue and the number of submissions. We select and invite the plenary speakers, we review the submissions where there is a high score to select distinguished and extended papers. Where the reviewers have given a low score or there is a discrepancy we review the abstracts and make decisions on those that will be accepted. Overall we are responsible for the academic side of the program and so make decisions on many aspects of the meeting.
Mark Ebell, MD, MS
Hazel Tapp, PhD
Emily Godfrey (PaCE representative)
Research Advocacy Committee
The Research Advocacy Committee's purpose is multifaceted as follows:
- Provide tools, training and resources for NAPCRG members to use in their own advocacy work at the local, state and national levels in the U.S. and Canada
- Disseminate primary care research advocacy messages to key federal, state/provincial public policy leaders in the U.S. and Canada
- Identify and build strong partnerships with organizations around collaboration, sponsorship, funding and/or support for NAPCRG’s efforts
- Promote primary care research opportunities to define the direction of primary care research in the U.S. and Canada.
Winston Liaw, MD, MPH
Sabrina Wong, RN, PhD
Julie Phillips, MD, MPH
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