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Ethan Halm, MD, MPH, MBA

Professor of Medicine
Inaugural Vice Chancellor for Population Health
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Core Member
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research


Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH, MBA is a Professor of Medicine and the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Population Health at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). In this role, he aims to advance Population Health initiatives in research, education, and clinical care across the Rutgers University schools of medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, health professions, and graduate studies, and their affiliated clinical partners. He is also the Deputy Chief Population Health Officer for the RWJBarnabas Health System, a 12 hospital regional healthcare network that is the leading academic health system in NJ. He is an experienced clinical and scientific leader and accomplished researcher and mentor. His research focuses on: 1) understanding patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality, efficiency, equity, patient-centeredness, and outcomes of care; 2) implementing and evaluating interventions to improve the health and healthcare of individuals and populations; and 3) using predictive analytic techniques to identify and reduce the risk of adverse outcomes. His work has been funded by the NIH, AHRQ, RWJ Foundation, and many other national and state entities.

Prior to joining RBHS, he was the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Director of the Outcomes and Health Services Research (HSR) program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas.