Center for Patient and Provider Experience

Key Researchers

 

Mark Linzer, MD,  is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and the Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Patient and Provider Experience (CPPE). Dr. Linzer completed medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency in Internal Medicine in the Social Medicine Residency Program at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

He has scholarly interests in the areas of syncope (blackout spells) and physician worklife. Dr. Linzer runs the Office of Professional Worklife at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), which is responsible for the work lives and wellness of 600 HCMC providers.

 

Kate Vickery, MD, MSc, is a primary care doctor and researcher at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Family Medicine, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, and Associate Director of CPPE. Dr. Vickery completed medical school at the University of Rochester and residency at United Family Med&icine in St. Paul, MN. She holds a Master’s of Science in health and health care research from the University of Michigan where she completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars fellowship.

Dr. Vickery researches how to improve the health of people experiencing medical, behavioral, and social complexity especially those with unstable housing. She studies  how alternative payment models may stimulate partnerships between medical, behavioral, public health, and social service sectors to achieve health equity. She believes research is stronger when done in partnership with multiple stakeholders, especially patients, families, and community leaders.

 

Elizabeth Rogers, MD, is a primary care physician, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, and is a research collaborator with CPPE at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation. Her clinical practice is in the Community University Health Care Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Rogers completed medical school at the University of Nebraska, residency at Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital Program, and completed the Primary Care Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Rogers’s research focus is on improving how safety-net primary care clinics support patients in self-management of diabetes made complex by concurrent social, behavioral, and medical issues. She is interested in peer coaching models, implementation science, and community-engaged research, and enjoys projects in which she is able to work with patient and community stakeholders.

 

Tyler Winkelman, MD, MSc, is an internist, pediatrician, and health services researcher at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Division of General Internal Medicine and an assistant professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He completed his medical school and Med-Peds training at the University of Minnesota. He obtained a master’s degree in health and health care research at the University of Michigan through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

Dr. Winkelman studies the impact of health insurance and health care services for low-income individuals, particularly those with a history of criminal justice involvement. He is also interested in disorders that disproportionately impact justice-involved individuals like mental health and substance use disorders. His work has been published in JAMA IM, JAMA Pediatrics, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.

 


 

Main Content:

Our Mission: To strengthen the health of patients and the providers who serve them.

Our Vision: An equitable healthcare system that addresses the multiple determinants of health of patients, providers, and communities.

Our Work: The Center for Patient and Provider Experience (CPPE) conducts research about the health care experiences of both patients and providers, especially in safety net settings. We work to generate evidence to support the development of equitable, learning health systems which meet the needs of patients, providers, and communities. Our work strives to make impact across multiple areas, including:

  • Using evidence to support the development of learning health systems which meet the needs of patients and providers
  • Creating an equitable health system especially for people who:
    • Have co-morbid physical and behavioral health issues
    • Are experiencing unstable housing
    • Are refugees, immigrants or have limited English proficiency

For more information about the Center for Patient and Provider Experience (CPPE), investigators’ published journal articles, and updates on our current research, please visit our website at www.cpperesearch.org.

Our Team:

Sara Poplau, Co-Founder, Senior Research Project Manager

Mike Wambua, Research Coordinator

Benjamin Simpson, Research Assistant

Crystal Audi, Wellness Assistant

Latasha Jennings, MPH, Research Assistant

Melissa Adkins, Research Assistant

Miamoua Vang, Research Assistant