James W. Mold

Contact Information:
James W. Mold


Mold, James W. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Family Medicine -Professor

Center of:


University of Michigan   BS - Zoology   1970
Duke University School of Medicine   MD   1974
University of Rochester/Highland Hospital   Residency   1977
University of North Carolina   Fellowship - Geriatrics   1987
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center   MPH - Biostatistics   1999

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
I am a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I founded and am now a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network, a large regional primary care practice-based research network. I have substantial experience in primary care practice-based and implementation research. I have pioneered approaches to re-engineering primary care practices to facilitate the delivery of evidence-based preventive services effectively and economically, including the use of practice facilitators and identification and spread of exemplary practices. I have championed a new conceptual model of primary care called goal-directed health care. My ideas and research methods have merited funding from a wide range of national and local agencies and organizations (e.g., NIH, NCI, AHRQ, RWJF, AAFP/F) and, in 2008, election to the Institute of Medicine. I am the author or co-author of over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles, and I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.


Research Projects:

Leveraging Practice-Based Research Networks to Accelerate Efforts Implementation and Diffusion of Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care Practices
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Programs to Manage Obesity
Using Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare Quality in Primary Care Practices and in Transitions Between Care Settings
Linking Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Nutrition Education Programs
Practice Coaching to Implement the Chronic Care Model in Safety Net Practices

Selected Publications:

Identification of patients with obstructive sleep apnea by primary care clinicians.
   Mold JW, Quattlebaum C, Schinnerer E, Boeckman LM, Orr W, and Hollabaugh
J Amer Board Fam Med
Increasing aspirin use among persons at risk for cardiovascular events in Oklahoma
   Malonee S, Daniels CG, Mold JW, and Cline TL
J Okla State Med Assoc
of an obesity counseling model based upon a study of determinants of intentional sustained weight loss.
   Welborn TL, Azarian MH, Davis N, Layton JC, Aspy C, and Mold JW
J Okla State Med Assoc
Engaging patients and clinicians through a wellness portal to improve the health of Oklahomans.
   Nagykaldi ZJ, Chou AF, Aspy CB, and Mold JW
Keywords, Tags:
Primary Care, Geriatrics,