James E. Rohrer, Ph.D., has a primary interest in observational (nonrandomized) studies of practice innovations and clinic differences using management indicators and short-term impact measures.

Focus areas

Dr. Rohrer's studies can be described as managerial epidemiology, health services research and quality improvement. Recent projects have examined:

  • Retail medicine
  • After-hours call systems
  • Continuity of care

Significance to patient care

Dr. Rohrer's studies of retail medicine have shown how these practice sites can increase access without reducing the quality of care. His other studies of practice differences improve access to care by increasing the efficiency of clinical operations. Quality improvement studies by Dr. Rohrer contribute to enhanced patient outcomes.

Professional highlights

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Family Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Family Medicine


  1. Master of Divinity Newburgh Theological Seminary
  2. STM - Theology Saint Ambrose College
  3. PhD - Health Services Organization and Policy University of Michigan
  4. Fellow University of Michigan School of Public Health
  5. MS - Health Planning and Administration University of Cincinnati
  6. BS - Business Management and Administration Indiana University, Bloomington

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