Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President of Research and Policy
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.
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD
Senior Physician Scientist
Lars Peterson, MD, PhD is a family physician and health services researcher who serves as Senior Physician Scientist for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He also has an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky, where he provides direct clinical care and teaches students and residents. Dr. Peterson, a native of Utah, received his medical and graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his family medicine residency at the Trident/Medical University of South Carolina family medicine residency program.
Mingliang (Ming) Dai, PhD, MS
Health Services Researcher
Dr. Dai is a health services researcher by trade and gerontologist by training. As a health services researcher at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), he is interested in quantifying the influence of physician practice patterns, practice environment, and professional well-being on patient outcomes by linking administrative claims from commercial payors and Medicare, registry based electronic health records, and national physician surveys. As a gerontologist, he is interested in the effect of receiving continuity and coordinated care on the trajectories of chronic conditions and disabilities of the elderly population by linking national patient surveys with health care service utilization data.
Sarah Fleischer, mS
Sarah Fleischer joined ABFM as a data analyst in the research department in 2022. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina Asheville and her master’s degree in mathematics with an area of emphasis in applied mathematics from West Virginia University. She works with the research team and visiting scholars to assist with statistical analyses. In her free time, she enjoys knitting and going on long walks.
Annie Koempel PhD, RD, LD
Annie Koempel PhD, RD, LD is an anthropologist and Registered Dietitian. Her research interests are ever expanding within the fields of medicine, health, and nutrition. She joined the ABFM research team in November 2022 and looks forward to providing qualitative research expertise on a variety of projects.
Zachary Morgan, MS
Research Data Analyst
Zachary Morgan serves as the Research Data Analyst at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He maintains a variety of research datasets and assists other members on the research team as well as scholars and collaborators with the creation of tables and performance of quantitative statistical analyses. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in statistics and master’s degree in mathematics from Eastern Kentucky University and is a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer.