ChicagoCHEC Role: Principal Investigator, Outreach Core Co-Leader
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Jimbo is a family physician researcher who has worked extensively in primary care practice quality improvement. Having worked in both urban and rural underserved areas, he has first-hand knowledge of how competing issues can crowd out important patient education during the patients’ visit with their physicians. Initially trained in basic laboratory research, he has obtained expertise in behavioral intervention and research through formal training in public health at the University of North Carolina and hands-on research to improve colorectal cancer screening at Thomas Jefferson University. He has obtained major funding from the National Cancer Institute to investigate patient and clinician communication utilizing decision aids and shared decision making, cancer screening and prevention in primary care, and clinician acceptance of practice interventions. He has worked extensively in the areas of inpatient medicine, guidelines development, population-based medicine, and faculty development. As the Department Head, Dr. Jimbo aims to continue the department’s excellence in all areas of academic family and community medicine.