University of Missouri Health Care names medical director of population health: 4 things to know

University of Missouri Health Care, a six-hospital academic health system in Columbia, has named Michael LeFevre, MD, medical director of population health.

Here are four things to know about Dr. LeFevre.

1. As medical director of population health, Dr. LeFevre will lead MU Health Care initiatives to improve the health of entire populations of Missourians, improve care for people within those populations and lower healthcare costs.

2. Dr. LeFevre is currently a family medicine physician with MU Health Care, vice chairman and director of clinical services of the department of family and community medicine, and a professor of the future of family medicine at the MU School of Medicine.

3. In addition, Dr. LeFevre is the immediate past chairman of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent volunteer panel of experts in prevention and primary care that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations on clinical preventive services. He has been a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force since January 2005 and was chairman of the Task Force from March 2014 to March 2015.

4. Dr. LeFevre was on several key national committees, task forces and panels, including appointments with the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Gulf War and Health: Solvents Panel and the AmericanAcademy of Physicians’ Commission on Clinical Policies and Research. He also served on the Eighth Joint National Conference on Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Hypertension.


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