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Michael Dulin

Michael Dulin, MD, PhDDirector of Research and Evidence Based Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine

Prior Positions and Experience

2005-2006   Faculty Development Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
2003-2005   UNCC Nurse Practitioner Preceptor, UNC Charlotte School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Charlotte, NC
2001-2004   Community Preceptor and Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Charlotte, NC
2001-2004  

Family Physician, Harrisburg Family Physicians, Harrisburg, NC
Family Practitioner, Private practice, Harrisburg, NC

2000   Pediatric Accident and Emergency Medicine, University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff, Wales
1998-2001   Family Medicine Resident, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
1999-2001   Urgent Care Physician, Locust Urgent Care, Stanley, NC
1994-1995   Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology, Houston Community College, Houston, TX
1990-1995   Graduate Research Assistant, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Education

Fellowship: 2006, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
Residency: 2001, CMC Dept of Family Medicine (Charlotte, NC)
MD: 1998, UT Medical School (Houston, TX)
PhD: 1994, UT Health Science Center (Houston, TX)
BS: 1990, University of Texas at Houston (Houston, TX)

Community-Based Participatory Research

Michael F. Dulin, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Research for the Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He founded and serves as the director of the Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research (MAPPR), and was a cofounder of the North Carolina Network Collaborative (NCNC). His research interest include identifying was of enhancing primary care access for vulnerable populations and improving quality of primary care services. He is the PI on grants from the NIH, Charlotte Mecklenburg Health Services Foundation, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and The Duke Endowment and The Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholars program. In his NIH funded work he is measuring the community-wide impact on primary care access using geo-spatial models showing patterns of healthcare utilization, clinic demographics, and community-derived indictors of access and quality. Gaining understanding of the patterns of health care access for a community is a key step in the process of improving primary care access and positively impacting community health. In one study our partnership used a combination of mapping and evaluation to identify geographic locations within Mecklenburg County lacking access to health care, particularly for the uninsured and other disadvantaged populations. Community maps were developed representing socioeconomic data; population density; medical insurance status; utilization of emergency rooms for primary care; and patient utilization of the Carolinas Healthcare System primary care safety-net clinics. By weighting of these factors and combining individual maps, a composite map of overall health care access need was developed. These individual and composite maps identified areas in our community with the greatest need for increased access to primary care services. Armed with this information, we now are able to target underserved locations and the vulnerable populations residing within them, creating a rapid and measurable favorable impact on community health. 

Recent Publications 

Dulin MF, Ludden TM, Tapp H, Smith HA, de Hernandez BU, Blackwell J, Furuseth OJ. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) demonstrating primary care needs for a transitioning hispanic community. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;23(1):109-20. [PMID: 20051550]

Dulin MF, Ludden TM, Tapp H, Blackwell J, de Hernandez BU, Smith HA, Furuseth OJ. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to understand a community's primary care needs. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;23(1):13-21. [PMID: 20051538]

Pearson WF, Dube SR, Seeff LC, Ford ES, Mokdad AH and Dulin MF.  A Population Based Study Examining Language as a Predictor of Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Adults in the United States. Open Epi. Journal 2:44-50.

Hirsch MA, Dulin MF, Iyer SS, and Hammond FM. Exercise for Management and Treatment of Parkinson Disease.  Am Fam Physician. 2006 Dec 15;74(12):2046-54.  [PMID: 19552011]

Dulin MF, Kennard T, Leach L. Cervical Adenitis.  Management of Cervical Lymphadenitis in Children. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Nov 1;78(9):1097-8. [PMID: 19007057]

Dulin MF, Hatcher LA, Sasser HC, and Barringer TA.  Policosanol is Ineffective in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Am J Clin Nutr 2006 Dec;84(6):1543-8. [PMID: 17158441]

Gasull X, Liao X, Dulin MF, Phelps C, and Walters ET.  Evidence that long-term hyperexcitability of the sensory Neuron soma induced by nerve injury in Aplysia is adaptive. J Neurophysiol. 2005;94(3):2218-30.

Walters ET, Bodnarova M, Billy A, Dulin MF, and Moroz, LL. Somatotopic organization and functional properties of mechanosensory neurons expressing Sensorin-A mRNA in Aplysia californica.  J Comp Neurol. 2004;471(2):219-40.

Current, Recent and Pending Grant Support

Grant Title: Improving Healthcare Access for a Transitioning Community Using Participatory Research
Funding Agency: The Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholars Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Years: 2009-2011

Grant Title: Community Participatory Approach to Improving the Health of a Hispanic Population (#R24 MD004930-01)
Funding Agency: NIH / NCMHD
Role: Principal Investigator
Years: 2009-2011

Grant Title: Disease Management and Health Promotion in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Funding Agency: The Duke Endowment
Role: Principal Investigator
Years: 2007-2011

Grant Title: Development of Geospatial Models to Evaluate Interventions Designed to Enhance Primary Care Access for Vulnerable Populations, (#2KR10806)
Funding Agency: NC TraCS Institute
Role: Principal Investigator
Years: 2009-2010

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