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Tiger Profile: Thomas S. Inui

Thomas S. Inui is a retired academic physician living in Olympia, Washington.  His last academic position was as Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin Professor of Global Health Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, with Co-Director of Research responsibilities at the AMPATH HIV program in Kenya. A primary care physician, educator, and researcher, he previously held positions as head of general internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and as the Paul C. Cabot professor and founding chair of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 


Dr. Inui’s honors include elected membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, the Institute of Medicine, a USPHS Medal of Commendation, serving as a member of the Council and President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, receipt of SGIM’s Robert Glaser Award (for generalism), and election to the National Academy of Medicine (and subsequently the NAM Council).


Dr. Inui’s special emphases in teaching and research have included physician/patient communication, health promotion and disease prevention, the social context of medicine, and medical humanities. His personal research expertise is in multi-method (qualitative/quantitative) program evaluation, including use of clinical epidemiologic, sociometric (survey), and anthropologic methods. He has participated in the publication of more than 341 manuscripts and 8 books on a broad variety of topics.

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