Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Sociology, and Oncology
Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD, Professor of Oncology Research
Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, is a family and public health physician, practicing at Neighborhood Family Practice, a federally-qualified community health center in Cleveland, Ohio.
At Case Western Reserve University he is a Distinguished University Professor, and is the Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professor of Oncology Research, and Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Oncology and Sociology.
He is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, and serves as editor for the Annals of Family Medicine. He is working on Promoting Health Across Boundaries. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Stange serves and has served in numerous leadership and educational roles. His research uses participatory, multimethod, systems science-informed approaches that aim to understand and improve primary health care and community health. This includes basic science investigation to reveal how health care can be integrated, personalized, prioritized and linked with public health, to foster healthy individuals, families and communities. His highly collaborative lines of investigation are advancing understanding of cancer prevention and control, how care can be improved for people with multiple chronic conditions, how patient strengths can be effectively brought into health care, and how multiple sectors can work together to improve the health of their community.