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Kimberly  Rask

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

Associate Professor

Faculty, Health Policy and Management


Kimberly J. Rask, MD PhD is an Associate Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Chief Data Oficer for Alliant Health, the CMS QIN-QIO for the States of Georgia and North Carolina. A magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  After completing her residency in Internal Medicine, she became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received a doctoral degree in Health Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research focuses on access to health care, health promotion and outcomes measurement.  Dr. Rask has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on prevention practices, primary care practice, cost-effectiveness, performance improvement, and outcomes measurement.  She serves on four national expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). She speaks nationally on federal value-based purchasing programs and teaches graduate level classes on health outcomes and quality measurement, mentoring both graduate students and junior faculty.


Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

, GA

Phone: (404) 727-1483

Fax: (404) 727-9198


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Areas of Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Evaluation
  • Health Economics
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Promotion


  • BA 1980, Bryn Mawr College
  • MD 1984, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD 1991, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • HPM 799R: Dissertation Research

Affiliations & Activities

Associate Professor of Medicine  Department of Internal Medicine

Chief Data Officer  Alliant Health Solutions

Executive Board Member  Project Open Hand


American College of Physicians, Fellow
            Member, Georgia Chapter Leader Network
            Practice-based Research Coordinator
American Public Health Association
Association for Health Services Research
International Health Economics Association
Society of General Internal Medicine


  • , , Enhancement of health department capacity for healthcare-associated infection prevention through Recovery Act-funded programs. , Am J Public Health , 104, e27-e33
  • , , Parental Perceptions of Family and Pediatrician Roles in Childhood Weight Management, J Pediatr , 165, 99-103
  • , , Team-based Care and Improved Blood Pressure Control: A Community Guide Systematic Review. , Am J Prev Med , 47, 86-89
  • , , Association between quality improvement for care transitions in communities and rehospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries, JAMA, 309, 381-91
  • , , Designing effective healthcare quality improvement training programs: Perceptions of nursing and other senior leaders. , Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3, 66-77
  • , , Designing insurance to promote use of childhood obesity prevention services., J Obesity , ,
  • , , Impact of a physician recommendation and parental immunization attitudes on receipt or intention to receive adolescent vaccines. , Hum Vaccin Immunother , ,
  • , , Primary preventive services in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Study from a population-based sample in Southeast U.S. , Semin Arthritis Rheum , ,
  • , , Quality Improvement Training: Frontline Staff Experiences. , Int J Healthcare Qual Assurance , 26,
  • , , An interdisciplinary quality improvement curriculum for clinical and administrative leaders, Jt Comm. J Qual Patient Saf, 37(4), 147-53
  • , , Integrating comparative effectiveness research into predictive health: a unique role for Academic Health Centers, Academic Medicine, 86(6), 718-23
  • , , Impact of socioeconomic, behavioral and clinical risk factors on mortality, J Public Health , 31(2), 231-238
  • , , Patient activation is associated with healthy behaviors and ease in managing diabetes in an indigent population, Diabetes Educator , 35(4), 622-630
  • , , Implementation and evaluation of a nursing home fall management program, J Am Geriatr Society , 55, 342-49