James W Mold, MD
Disclosures: NO DISCLOSURE







Mold, James W.





EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral



(if applicable)



Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI




Duke Univ. School of Medicine, Durham, NC




Univ. of Rochester/Highland Hospital, Rochester,



Family Practice

Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC




Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK





A.    Personal Statement

I am an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 1994 I founded the Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN), a large and very successful primary care practice-based research network. Together, my research team and clinicians across the state pioneered approaches to quality improvement in primary care practices, with an emphasis on delivery of preventive services. The multi-component dissemination/implementation strategy we developed includes performance feedback, academic detailing, practice facilitation, HIT support, and identification and spread of exemplary practices. I have championed the concepts of primary care extension and collaboration between primary care and public health. My ideas and research methods have merited funding from a wide range of national and local agencies and organizations (e.g., NIH, NCI, AHRQ, RWJF, AAFP/F).  For my work in practice-based research, I was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2008 and Oklahoma Family Physician of the Year in 2013.  My work with practices and communities benefitted from my experiences in private practice prior to accepting an academic position.


B.              Positions and Honors. Positions and Employment

1974-84              Private practice, Hillsborough, North Carolina

1984-90              Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Department of Family Medicine, Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK

1989-92              Director, Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center

1992-93              Associate Professor, Smock Endowed Chair of Geriatric Medicine, Univ. of Louisville, School of Medicine

1994-96              Associate Professor and Director, Research Division, Dept. of Family & Preventive Medicine, OUHSC

1996-present              Professor and Director, Research Division, Dept. of Family & Preventive Medicine, OUHSC

1994-2003              Director, Oklahoma Physicians Research/Resource Network (OKPRN), Inc. 2007-2008              President, Oklahoma Physicians Research/Resource Network (OKPRN), Inc.

1994-present              Research Director, Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN), Inc.


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

2002-03              Scholar in Residence at the Robert Graham Policy Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians







Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

North American Primary Care Research Group American Geriatric Society

1996-97              Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Fraternity, Duke University

1998-2002              Presidential Professorship, University of Oklahoma and Presbyterian Health Foundation 2003              Award for Outstanding Leadership and Promotion of Prevention and Wellness Education,

Oklahoma State Medical Association

2003              Oklahoma Immunization “IMMY” Exceptional Merit Award, Oklahoma State Department of Health

2005-2012              Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (www.bestdoctors.com)

2008              Elected to Membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences 2012              George Lynn Cross Research Professorship, University of Oklahoma

2018                  Distinguished Alumnus Award, Duke University School of Medicine


C.         Contributions to Science
   Dissemination and Implementation Science
   For nearly 20 years, the primary focus of my research has involved development and testing of ways to
   help primary care practices improve their processes of care. A colleague and I wrote the first systematic
   review of practice facilitation, and I championed the use of practice facilitators in practice-based research.
   We added on-site clinician peer coaching, sometimes referred to as academic detailing. Local learning
   collaboratives were popular but difficult to organize and sustain.  As information technology became more
   important, we provided support and developed innovative software to improve care delivery.  We
   developed an approach called “best practices research” in which we systematized the identification and
   dissemination of local best practices.  I was one of the first to suggest the need for a primary care extension
   system to support ongoing quality improvement, and I was involved in writing Section 5405 of the Affordable
   Care Act, which authorized development of such a system in 10 initial states.  I was a Principal Investigator
   on AHRQ’s IMPaCT initiative and a small conference grant, both focused on development of primary
   care extension systems.  Since then I have been involved in AHRQ’s EvidenceNow initiative as a consultant.

1.      Mold JW, Fox C, Wisniewski A, Lipman PD, Krauss MR, Harris R, Cohen RA, Aspy CB, Elward K, Frame P, Yawn B, Solberg L, and Gonin R. Helping primary care practices implement asthma guidelines: A cluster RCT comparing practice facilitation and local learning collaboratives. Ann Fam Med 2014; 12(3): 233-240. PMCID:PMC4018371

2.      Mold JW, Aspy CB, Smith PD, Zink T, Knox L, Lipman PD, Krauss M, Harris DR, Fox C, Solberg LI, and Cohen R. Leveraging practice-based research networks to accelerate implementation and diffusion of chronic kidney disease guidelines in primary care practices: a prospective cohort study.  Implementation Science 2014; 9: 169-180.

3.      Grumbach K and Mold JW. A health care cooperative extension service. JAMA 2009; 301(24): 2589-2591. PMID:19549977

4.      Aspy CA, Mold JW, Thompson DM, Blondell RD, Landers PS, Reilly KE, and Wright-Akers L. Integrating screening and interventions for unhealthy behaviors into primary care practices. Amer J Prev Med. 2008; 35(5S): S373-S380. PMID:18929984

5.      Mold JW, Aspy CA, and Nagykaldi Z. Implementation of evidence-based preventive services delivery processes in primary care: An OKPRN Study. J Amer Board Fam Med. 2008; 21(4): 334-344. PMID:18612060



D Research Support Ongoing Research Support

Limited Competition: Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research

1U54RR033563, James (PI)              08/01/2013 – 07/31/2018


Effective community engagement involves at least three functional components, 1) longitudinal “push-pull” relationships between the research community and communities of various sorts (clinicians/practices, public health officials, policy makers, etc.), 2) community test sites where innovations and solutions can be developed and refined, and 3) a dissemination/implementation infrastructure to facilitate the spread and uptake of innovations. We propose to strengthen productive bidirectional relationships between researchers and communities in Oklahoma with an emphasis on primary care clinicians, pharmacists, and American Indian communities, expand community test sites by enhancing three practice-based research networks (family practice/general internal medicine, pediatrics, and pharmacy), and build a system wide dissemination/implementation/diffusion infrastructure consisting of county health improvement organizations (CHIOs) linked to each other and, through regional coordinating centers, to the academic research partners. We will also provide training and technical assistance to researchers and clinicians affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and to the Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board, which includes 43 federally recognized tribes and at least 38 tribal and IHS health systems and facilities located throughout Oklahoma.


IMPaCT Multi-state Conference

1R13 HS21932-01, Mold, (PI)              09/01/2012 – 08/31/2013


The purpose of the proposed IMPaCT Multi-state Conference is to bring together representatives from the four

“Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT)” grantees and the 12 dissemination states to

strengthen efforts in all states to develop statewide Primary Care Extension Programs.


Establishing the Coordinated Consortium of Networks (CoCoNet)

1P30HS021644-01, Mold (PI)              07/1/2012 – 06/30/2017


This initiative will create a formal, coordinated coalition of regional practice-based research networks called CoCoNet

(the Coordinated Coalition of Networks) that will include a broad spectrum of practices, clinicians, and patients from 4

different parts of the country


Primary Care Extension in Oklahoma: An Evidence-Based Approach to Dissemination and Implementation of Innovations

1U18HS020972-01, Mold (PI)              09/30/2011 – 03/31/2014


The purpose of the project is to complete development of a statewide, county-based quality improvement infrastructure

that will improve primary care services and community health in Oklahoma using evidence-based methods.

An initial

focus will be on widespread implementation of HIT and HIE.


Leveraging practice-based research networks to accelerate implementation and diffusion of chronic kidney disease

guidelines in primary care practices.

1R18HS19945-01, Mold (PI)              09/30/2010 – 09/29/2013





The purpose of this project is to facilitate, using evidence-based research strategies, implementation of chronic kidney

disease guidelines in one practice in each of the 32 different communities in four different states.


Task Order #6 - Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Programs to Manage Obesity HHSA290 2007 10009l, Mold (PI)              09/1/2010 – 08/31/2012


The purpose of this task order is to promote innovative efforts to improve the management of obese patients in primary