James W Mold, MD

Jim Mold is a George Lynn Cross Emeritus Research Professor in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.  He completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics at the University of Oklahoma. His career included practicing community-based primary care in NW Ghana for 6 months, then in small town in N.C. for 6 years before accepting a faculty position at OU. During his 30-year academic career, he built an interdisciplinary geriatric training program, developed a successful practice-based research network (OKPRN), and led a national effort to develop a primary care quality improvement extension system. In 2008 Dr. Mold was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). He published his first journal article on goal-oriented medical care in 1991 and has continued to actively promote it since then.


Dr. Mold now lives in Chapel Hill, N.C. where he continues to be involved as a consultant on dissemination and implementation and goal-oriented care projects.