Aaron L. Leppin, M.D., studies work by multiple stakeholders to implement innovations and improvements in health care and community settings. His research is mainly focused on improving a community's capacity to partner with health care and to engage in evidence-based health promotion activities that improve population health and support healthy aging.
- Implementation research. Dr. Leppin develops and studies the impact of theory-based strategies for hastening the routine adoption and use of evidence-based practices that improve care in the inpatient, outpatient and community setting. This work includes the implementation of shared decision-making approaches in primary care.
- Fall prevention. Dr. Leppin works with clinical and community partners to build referral pathways that link older adults to person-centered fall prevention programs in community settings.
- Diabetes prevention and management. Dr. Leppin supports the development of technologies and recruitment strategies that link patients with or at risk of diabetes to evidence-based diabetes prevention and self-management programs in community settings.
- Healthy aging. Dr. Leppin works with diverse clinical, community and policymaking stakeholders to develop cross-sector models that ensure that older and aging adults and individuals with chronic diseases have access to integrated clinical and community supports, including a variety of evidence-based health promotion programs.
Significance to patient care
The person-centered care delivery models Dr. Leppin develops improve care and outcomes for older adults at risk of falling, as well as patients with or at risk of diabetes, depression, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other chronic conditions.
- Fellow, Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, 2017-2018
- Member, Diabetes Prevention Taskforce, Minnesota Department of Health, 2016-2018
- Advisory panel, Translation and Communications Interest Group, AcademyHealth, 2015-2018
- Member, Dissemination, Implementation, and Knowledge Transfer Work Group, Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, 2016-2018