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Ever Kerr, MD, PhD
Ever Kerr, MD, PhD
University of Michigan School of Medicine
Ann Arbor VA Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests: Chronic Conditions, Diabetes Mellitus, Patient-Centered Care, Primary Care, Quality Measurement

In 1996, Dr. Eve Kerr joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research, a VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation. Dr. Kerr is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and Director of the Center for Clinical Management Research. Dr. Kerr is an internationally recognized expert in quality measurement. Her major research interests center around quality of care measurement and improvement, especially for patients with chronic illness. In particular, she seeks to develop clinically meaningful measures that motivate quality improvement for patients at high risk for poor outcomes while minimizing risk for unintended consequences. These methods are of particular relevance to the pay-for-performance movement, provider profiling, and patient-centered medical care. Dr. Kerr's work also focuses on improving ambulatory care organization to optimize care for patients with diabetes and other complex chronic conditions. She has spoken nationally and internationally about quality measurement issues and translating quality improvement lessons from VA to other healthcare systems. She is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

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