Carolinas HealthCare Executive Michael Dulin to Expand Role with UNC Charlotte CHHS

Friday, February 19, 2016

The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of its relationship with former Carolinas HealthCare System executive Dr. Michael Dulin.

Dulin currently serves as a research professor with CHHS, a position he has held for two years. He will continue to work with CHHS leadership to support the College's research and community service agenda. Dulin will focus especially on exploring opportunities to use data and advanced analytics to improve the health of Mecklenburg County residents. These efforts will include strengthening partnerships with key regional public health organizations

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand Mike's role here in the College. He has been making extraordinary contributions at so many levels- and for so long- in the community and within CarolinasHealthCare System," said CHHS Dean Nancy Fey-Yensan.

After collaborating with many CHHS faculty in the past, Dulin said he is enthusiastic about assuming a larger role with the College.

"I can't imagine a better place to be entering into this next phase of my career, dedicated to positively impacting community health and ameliorating health disparities."

Dulin recently announced he will be leaving his position as Chief Clinical Officer for Analytics and Outcomes Research, where he helped develop and lead the Dickson Advanced Analytics Group. He has been with CHS since 1998 where he has maintained an active clinical practice and served in multiple academic, administrative and research roles. He will remain with the organization through March to assist with the leadership transition.

CHHS's ongoing interest in expanding Dulin's role supports the College's strategic mission to advance research that directly impacts the health and well-being of diverse populations.

"Mike's expertise in primary care, population health and community-based participatory research will continue to be an amazing asset that will influence our research direction and capacity, as well as how we train our students," said Fey-Yensan.

While at CHS, Dulin founded and directed The Mecklenburg Area Partnership for Primary Care Research (MAPPR), a nationally recognized research network that now includes more than 120 primary care practices and connects CHS with academic departments.

Dulin's work has be formally recognized more than 20 times over his career. In 2013 he was presented with the Carolinas HealthCare System Pinnacle Award, the most prestigious in the system. A year later the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honored him for the most impactful health disparities paper in the United States.

Dulin received his doctorate in Neurophysiology from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and an MD from the University of Texas Medical School.

by: Wills Citty