Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH, is Professor of Population Health and Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is co-program leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and co-leads the KL2 training program for the Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Dr. Ellerbeck received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency and chief residency. He completed his Masters in Public Health, a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Ellerbeck spent five years with the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)) where he led national and regional efforts to measure and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries. He joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1997 and has served as the chair of the Department of Population Health (formerly the department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health) since 2005.
Dr. Ellerbeck’s teaching has focused on evidence-based medicine, health care finance, quality improvement, and practice redesign; he received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. He has been an active research mentor, leading a variety of research training programs, and received the Jayhawk Lifetime Achievement Award for mentoring in 2017.
Dr. Ellerbeck has more than 30 years of clinical experience in primary care, including work in homeless and disadvantaged communities. His translational research builds upon his clinical experience and is focused on identifying better ways to measure and improve the quality of medical care.