Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH
Professor of Orthopedics
Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH is Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.. After graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1983, Dr. Franklin completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a fellowship in Health Services Research that emphasized large database analyses, inter-disciplinary chronic care models, and cost and outcome assessment. In 2003, Dr. Franklin transitioned to a full-time research position focused on knee and hip osteoarthritis and total joint replacement outcomes. Dr. Franklin currently serves as Principal Investigator on a program project award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in total joint replacement (FORCE-TJR). She is also PI of a NIAMS-funded RO1 intervention study of a behavioral intervention to optimize patient functional outcome following total knee replacement and co-investigator on the UMMS Clinical Translational Science Award and multiple informatics studies. Finally, Dr. Franklin is a core faculty member in the PhD in Clinical and Population Health Research and holds a joint appointment in the UMMS Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.