Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH
Program Director, Cancer Control & Population Health Research Program, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Heath, The University of Kansas Medical Center
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Dr. Ellerbeck is chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health and professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has served as co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Health program at The University of Kansas Cancer Center since 2005 and has more than 20 years experience in measuring and improving the quality of medical care. Dr. Ellerbeck has experience conducting interventional and observational studies on quality of care in hospitals and primary care practices with a primary focus on cancer prevention and control. He was the first to bring National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding to our rural, practice-based research network where he developed, implemented and tested a chronic care model for smoking cessation where he demonstrated that smokers are willing to make repeated cessation attempts over a two-year period of follow up. Dr. Ellerbeck is medical director of “U Kan Quit” at the University of Kansas Medical Center and recently launched an NCI-sponsored study of smoking cessation in small rural hospitals. He leads the research training program for the Frontiers Center for Clinical and Translational Research and is a popular mentor for fellows and junior faculty.
Dr. Ellerbeck received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He received his master's degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he also completed a residency in preventive medicine and a research fellowship in general internal medicine.