Dr. Michener earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his family medicine residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He has spent his professional career at the interface between communities and health systems, focusing on making health care more effective and cost effective through teams, community engagement, and practice redesign. His work has demonstrated that health outcomes can be improved and costs can be reduced when health care is built on local strengths and responds to local needs. He directs a national program for the Practical Playbook that integrates primary care and public health, and coordinates technical assistance for the BUILD Health Challenge, a national, competitive award program aimed at increasing the number and effectiveness of hospital, community, and public health collaborations that improve health. In addition, he has overseen the obesity and chronic disease prevention programs of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, which are designed to lower chronic disease rates in low-income minority communities in North Carolina, as well as overseeing the obesity prevention programs of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.
Dr. Michener served as chair of Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine for more than 20 years before stepping down in September 2017 to focus on the work of health care and public health partnerships. He has also served as an adviser to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Million Hearts program and as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee that led to the publication of Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health. In addition, Dr. Michener has served as president of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR); chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS); and a member of the board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the board of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), and the board of governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). He has served as a member of the council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (now called the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health), the National Academic Affiliations Council (NAAC) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. He was also co-chair of the Community Engagement Key Function Committee for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and leader of the annual NIH-funded meeting on community engagement in research. Notable professional awards and recognitions include Phi Beta Kappa at Oberlin College, the Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education from the AAFP, the Kellogg Family Medicine Faculty Fellowship, Alpha Omega Alpha at Duke University School of Medicine, the Duncan Clark Award from the APTR, and the Cross of Merit from the Austrian government for his service teaching more than 1,000 physicians across Eastern Europe.
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J. Lloyd Michener, MD, FAAFP