I am a general internist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, an affiliate of the University of Chicago. In addition to providing patient care, I conduct research on ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health as the Director of NorthShore's Internal Medicine Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). With an interest in social determinants of health, I have led a variety of interdisciplinary and community-based research projects, including Every Block a Village Online, a community-based technology program and Project ECHO, which uses videoconference technology to train primary care physicians on the treatment of chronic, complex diseases. I have also studied the impact of various programs to increase breast cancer screening and have conducted focus groups to determine perceptions of breast cancer treatment among different populations. I am currently directing a program which uses electronic health records to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension. I am a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds Centre for Innovation in Health Management and the Chair of the Board of Regional Leaders for the Society of General Internal Medicine.