CyncHealth Endowed Chair for Population Health, Creighton University
Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, is the inaugural CyncHealth Endowed Chair of Population Health at Creighton University, starting in this role in September, 2022. Building on Creighton’s foundation of innovative and interprofessional health professions training and community service in Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Shipman’s role is to serve Creighton and its clinical partners across both regions to: a) improve access to care, b) enhance value in care delivery, and c) promote health and health care equity. Dr. Shipman spent the previous decade as Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), where he worked with health system leaders to promote effective innovations in ambulatory care delivery and training. He led AAMC activities focused on telehealth innovations within teaching health systems. Dr. Shipman established Project CORE (Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences), a leading model of eConsults and enhanced referrals to improve quality, efficiency, and access at the interface of primary care and specialty care. A pediatrician and health services researcher by training, Dr. Shipman has studied the healthcare workforce and workforce policy extensively. He completed medical school at the University of Nebraska, residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Johns Hopkins, where he also received his MPH. Dr. Shipman maintains a faculty position in the medical school and teaching hospital at Dartmouth.