Marshall Chin

Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Associate Chief and Director of Research, Section of General Internal Medicine

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH (Section of General Internal Medicine) is the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine and the Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Chin is a practicing general internist and national expert in improving diabetes care for vulnerable patients and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare. Together with Monica Peek, MD, MPH, he leads ”Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago”,  a multi-faceted initiative that incorporates culturally tailored patient education and empowerment, provider training in communication and behavioral change, a quality improvement collaborative with six clinics, and community partnerships.

Dr. Chin also leads an evaluation of implementation of the patient-centered medical home in 65 safety net clinics across five states. As Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Program Office, he leads a major effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare by identifying effective interventions and helping organizations improve their ability to deliver equitable care. Dr. Chin serves as Associate Chief and Director of Research in the Section of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and Co-Director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatrics.  He has received the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award and the University of Chicago Department of Medicine Arthur Rubenstein Mentorship Award.  Dr. Chin also serves on the Board of Directors of AcademyHealth, the CDC Community Preventive Services Task Force, the editorial board of the journal Health Services Research, and the National Advisory Committee of the RWJF Aligning Forces for Quality Program.