John Schorling, M.D., M.P.H.
I received my M.D. degree from Ohio State University and completed residency training at the University of Virginia where I was Chief Resident in 1983-84. I was a Fellow in Geographic Medicine at the University of Virginia (1985-86) and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington (1986-88), where I received the Master of Public Health degree. I joined the Division of General Medicine in 1988.
I am now the Harry T. Peters, Sr., Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Evaluation Sciences and Head of the Section of General Medicine. My main clinical interests are care of underserved populations and promoting healthy behaviors. I have similar research interests. I have studied cigarette smoking, other substance abuse and depression among outpatients, and was the principal investigator of the NIH-funded Alliance of Black Churches Health Project. I also have a 15 year collaboration with the Division of Geographic Medicine studying diarrhea among poor children in Brazil.
My current research support includes a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a diabetes care program for underserved patients using WebTV, and a grant from the federal Bureau of Health Professions to further develop the research infrastructure of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. I am one of the original three faculty who started the Generalist Scholars Program, and I have been actively involved with the program since its inception.
I am on sabbatical for the 2001-2002 academic year, but am continuing to mentor three GSP students during this time. During my sabbatical, I am studying ways of promoting health and well-being among physicians. My outside interests include running, tennis, traveling (my family and I traveled around the world this summer), and watching my children (ages 13 and 15) play sports.