Fernald’s work featured in journal cover story

By Staff

The work of Doug Fernald, a senior instructor, BIGHORN Director, and CaReNet Assistant Director at the School of Medicine, is featured in the cover story of AHRQ’s Research Activities. Fernald’s research includes health assessments and practice transformation. He developed “Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-To Guide for Clinicians and Staff” to help medical professionals effectively implement procedures to assess, monitor and support their patients. Through assessment, for instance, “clinicians and patients can better evaluate and prioritize behaviors that can be changed, such as diet and exercise for patients with a sedentary lifestyle,” according to the article. To read the article, visit