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Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS


Professor of Family Medicine
Vice Chair for Research


273 Northwood-High Building
2231 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614) 293-8973
Fax: (614) 293-2715

Professional Interests
As Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine, I have a strong interest in primary care, access to care, and quality improvement in health services. I have over 25 years of health services research experience and have been actively involved in both performing research and disseminating research results to academic and practitioner audiences.

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health. My career at Ohio State began in 1998 in the College of Public Health where I taught courses in Health Services Organizational Management, Strategic Management and Program Development, and Leadership in Health Care. My research is in the areas of health information technology implementation, population health improvement, access to care, organizational development and change in health care, and leadership.

In 2012 I was recruited into the Department of Family Medicine as Professor and Vice Chair for Research. I currently enjoy collaborative research projects and engaging clinicians in primary care research as well as mentoring junior faculty in their research endeavors. My current research projects involve the implementation and use of an inpatient portal, enhancing patient understanding and use of an outpatient portal, studying management practices to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections, and advancing patient safety and quality improvement. I have extensive experience in both qualitative and mixed methods analyses, and I am also actively engaged in management and organizational research in healthcare, including the areas of leadership development, organizational learning, and systems improvement.