Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine & Primary Care
Dr. Westfall practices family medicine in addition to his policy work. Before this, he was medical director for Whole Person Care and Health Communities at the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital/ Public Health Department. For two decades he was a faculty member at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine where he started the High Plains Research Network, a geographic community and practice-based research network in rural and frontier Colorado. He also served as Associate Dean for Rural Health, Director of Community Engagement for the Colorado CCTSI, AHEC Director, and senior scholar at the Farley Health Policy Center. His research interests include rural health, linking primary care and community health, and policies aimed at assuring a robust primary care workforce for rural, urban, and vulnerable communities.