Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH serves as the Senior Vice President of Research and Policy for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). As Senior Vice President for Research and Policy, Dr. Bazemore is responsible for managing all ABFM research functions and staff, development and implementation of an enterprise-wide strategy for research, co-directing the new ABFM Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care in Washington DC, coordinating and developing an existing and expanding ABFM leadership/scholarship portfolio that includes ABFM Visiting Scholars & Fellowship, Pisacano Scholars & Puffer Fellowship programs, developing national and international collaborative research partnerships, and continuing to grow his own research in measures that matter for primary care, workforce & training, and access to primary health care for vulnerable populations.
Dr. Bazemore previously served for 7 years as the Director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine in Washington, DC, and as its Assistant Director for 7 years prior to that. Dr. Bazemore helped cultivate the growth and evolution of the Graham Center into an internationally-known primary care research center with diverse funding sources. He guided and participated in the Graham Center's research with special interest in access to care for underserved populations, health workforce and training, and spatial analysis. Dr. Bazemore also led the Graham Center's emphasis on developing tools that empower primary care providers, leaders, and policymakers. He developed HealthLandscape, an innovative data engagement platform entirely funded by grants and contracts, including the nearly $1.5 million/year federal Uniform Data System Mapper contract that guides funding for all the nation's Federally Qualified Centers.
Dr. Bazemore has authored over 220 peer-reviewed publications and helped to create novel primary care policy thought and evidence conversations such as the Starfield Summit series, the Embassy Series and evolving Primary Care Forum Series on and around Capitol Hill. He has served in national leadership, board, and committee roles for Family Medicine for America's Health, the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the National Research Network, the Rural Training Track Consortium, the Beyond Flexner Alliance, WONCA, GHEC, the National Academies of Medicine, and the Council on Graduate Medical Education. He was elected as a member of the National Academies of Medicine in 2016 and named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians last year.
Dr. Bazemore serves on the faculties of the Departments of Family Medicine at Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Toronto. He continues to see a continuity panel of patients at Fairfax Family Practice Centers, and to offer regular global health service in rural Honduras and Guatemala under the banner of Shoulder to Shoulder. Dr. Bazemore previously served on faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and as a Professorial Lecturer of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health. Dr. Bazemore graduated from Davidson College, received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Carolina, and his MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health. He also completed a Global Health Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, and is a Diplomate of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
He and his wife Carolyn live in Northern Virginia, where they are privileged to raise four wonderful teenage children and enjoy rich hiking, biking, camping, cultural and viticultural opportunities.