Robert Dittus, MD, MPH

Senior Faculty Scholar

Robert Dittus is the Albert and Bernard Werthan Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health and Health Care, Senior Associate Dean for Population Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Director of the Quality Scholars Program at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.  He has combined training in industrial engineering, medicine and epidemiology to advance health care quality improvement, outcomes of care and overall individual and population health through his research in ambulatory, surgical and critical care.  He has secured over $300 million in research and training funding and authored over 200 publications. He has trained over 100 fellows and junior faculty, served as the President of the Association for Clinical Research Training and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the Innovation with Distinction Award in Research Training and Education from the AAMC. He was the founding President of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement and is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians.