Faculty Profile

Dr. Jonathan N. Tobin, Ph.D.

Jonathan N. Tobin, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Professional Interests


Jonathan N. Tobin, Ph.D. is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The Rockefeller University Laboratory for Blood and Vascular Biology, where he is Co-Director for Community Engaged Research in the Center for Clinical and Translation Science. Dr. Tobin is President/CEO of Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (www.CDNetwork.org), a Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) dedicated to conducting primary care-based comparative effectiveness research (CER) in medically underserved communities, and an AHRQ-designated Center of Excellence (P30) for practice-based research and learning. Dr. Tobin has developed and implemented large, multi-site, experimental and observational studies with Community Health Centers (CHCs), other safety-net providers, and Academic Health Centers for over 25 years, serving as a PI and Co-PI on grants and contracts with NIMH, NHLBI, NCI, NIAID, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, SAMHSA, CDC, HRSA, EPA, AHRQ, and PCORI. Under his leadership at CDN, over 120,000 low income, minority, and female patients have been enrolled into studies on stress, depression, PTSD, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, MRSA and other disorders. Dr. Tobin is currently PI for PCORI-funded “Collaborative Care to Reduce Depression and Increase Cancer Screening among Low-Income Urban Women”, PI of the Center of Excellence  in Primary Care Practice-based Research and Learning (P30) AHRQ-funded “N2: Building a Network of Safety-Net PBRNs”; PI for NHLBI-funded “Blood Pressure-Visit Intensification for Successful Improvement of Treatment”, Co-PI for NIDDK-funded “Investigating Problem-Solving in Diabetes Management (MODD)” , and Co-PI for the NIMH-funded study “Improving PTSD Management in Primary Care.”  Dr. Tobin serves as an editor for the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science and Progress in Community Health Partnerships and he has developed an online CME-accredited learning system that has produced nearly 1000 classes and reaches over 30,000 clinicians and public health professionals (see https://www.CDNetwork.org/library).

For more information visit http://www.CDNetwork.org and http://www.Rockefeller.edu/ccts/communityengagement/



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