Alvin I. Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M.
Public Health-Preventative Medicine
Alvin Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health, as well as Professor of Medicine,atWeill Cornell Medical College. He is also the Public Health Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's WeillCornellMedical Center.
Dr. Mushlin's research focuses on the application of decision and cost-effectivenessanalysisto the evaluation of clinical policies and medical technologies, with the aim of making medical care and public healthmoreevidence-based and priority setting more rational. Specifically, he conducts studies to quantify the value and accuracyofdiagnostic tests and procedures, understand the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of interventions for common clinical problems,andmeasure the quality of medical care.
Dr. Mushlin earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Vanderbilt University. After internship and residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, he joined the initial group of Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars at Johns Hopkins University where he completed his medical residency and a master's degree in public health. He is board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
In 1999, Dr. Mushlin was appointed Professor and Chair, Department of Public Health at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. He also holds a joint appointment as Public Health Physician-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center. Earlier, he had been Professor of Community Medicine and Medicine at the University of Rochester since 1976, where he was active in research and teaching programs, as well as in clinical practice as a primary care internist.
He was elected to the National Councils of the Society for General Internal Medicine and the Society for Medical Decision Making, and he served as Chair of the Health Care Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Study Section at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Dr. Mushlin's research focuses on the application of decision and cost-effectiveness analysis to the evaluation of clinical policies and medical technologies, with the aim of making medical care and public health more evidence-based and priority setting more rational. He is the author of over 100 publications in the fields of primary care, clinical epidemiology and medical technology assessment. He has been a consultant to many national groups, including the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project of the American College of Physicians, the National Blue Cross Association and the United States Preventive Health Services Task Force.