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Michael F. Dulin, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Project Title: "Improving Healthcare Access for a Transitioning Community Using Participatory Research"
About the Project:
The goal of this study was to improve access to primary care services for the transitioning Hispanic immigrant population in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Michael F. Dulin, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and serves at the Director of Research for the Carolinas Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine in Charlotte. He also serves at the Director of the Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research (MAPPR).
Dr. Dulin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and he received his Ph.D. in Neurophysiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His medical degree is from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and he then entered private practice in Harrisburg, North Carolina where he served as a primary care physician for 3 years before returning to academics.
The main focus of Dr. Dulin’s research is increasing access to primary care services for Hispanic Immigrants in order to positively impact community health. He is using key principles of Community-Based Participatory Research to achieve this goal, and will monitor the effect of his research study using Geographic Information Systems and community-derived indicators of access. His research project for the Physician Faculty Scholars Program was entitled, "Improving Healthcare Access for a Transitioning Community Using Participatory Research."
Dr. Dulin is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, North American Primary Care Research Group, and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Medical Society’s Community Practitioner Program; a participant in the Center for International Understanding Latino Initiative; and he was elected as one of Charlotte’s Best Doctors in 2007.
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