Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, MACP
Ed Wagner is Director of Improving Chronic Illness Care (ICIC), a general internist/epidemiologist, and director of the Seattle-based MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute of Group Health Cooperative. His current research interests include the development and testing of population-based care models for diabetes, frailty in the elderly and other chronic illnesses; the evaluation of the health and cost impacts of health promotion/disease prevention interventions; and interventions to prevent disability and reduce depressive symptoms in older adults. He has written two books, authored more than 200 publications, and is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is the 2011 recipient of the William B. Graham prize for health services research. The prize, funded by the Baxter International Foundation and managed by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, is the highest distinction that can be achieved by researchers who study delivery of health services.