Photo: Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH
Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH
Year elected: 2009
Current membership category: Senior
University of Michigan
2800 Plymouth Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States of America
Phone: 734-936-5216
Email: ekerr@umich.edu

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2017)

Biographical statement

Eve A. Kerr, M.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Director of the Center for Clinical Management Research, a VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, and Research Director of the Diabetes Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. Dr. Kerr received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar’s Program and received a Masters of Public Health from UCLA. In 1996, she joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine and the Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research. Dr. Kerr studies ways to develop and implement innovative methods to improve quality of care for patients with chronic illness. In particular, she studies ways to develop more clinically meaningful and valid performance measures that motivate quality improvement for patients at high risk for poor outcomes while minimizing potential for unintended consequences. Her studies use such clinically meaningful measures, as well as assessments of medication adherence, to motivate appropriate medication management, enhanced patient self-management, and better outcomes for patients with diabetes. Dr. Kerr has also been instrumental in development of the RAND QA Tools system, and in demonstrating a VA quality advantage relative to patients in the private sector. She has spoken nationally and internationally about performance measurement issues and translating quality improvement lessons from VA to other healthcare systems.

Institutional affiliations

University of Michigan Medical School (Primary)
Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Internal Medicine