Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP

Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP
Senior Fellow

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health, Chronic Medical Conditions, Community Engagement, Community/Population Health, Education, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Gender and Sexuality, Health Behavior, Health Communication, Health Equity, Health Services Research, LGBTQ, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health, Mixed Methods Research, Pediatrics, Policy, Qualitative Methods, Social Determinants of Health, Violence/Injury Prevention, Women's Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP is an Associate Professor, Director of Community Programs, and Associate Program Director, in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests have focused on health services regarding: 1) integration of trauma-informed care and primary prevention strategies into systems of primary care; and 2) developing novel mixed methodologies and patient-centered outcomes into research paradigms. He is an Affiliate Faculty member in the Graduate Program in Public Health Studies, a Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives, a Senior Scholar at the Leonard Davis Center for Healthcare Economics, an Associate of the Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, an Associate of the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, and an Affiliate of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner-Unity Program in Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. Dr. Cronholm is the Co-Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Mixed Methods Research Lab and has content expertise in program evaluation of health services using mixed methodologies and Community-Based Participatory Research techniques. The goal of the MMRL is to foster the use of qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies with a focus on integrating key stakeholder perspectives and goals into research designs. The MMRL is a University of Pennsylvania Service Center that supports investigators in the development of conceptual and methodological approaches for community-based and clinical research questions. Qualitative, mixed methods and action research are uniquely suited to capture the contextual, socio-cultural, and experiential factors that contribute to health disparities. Dr. Cronholm has served as Co-Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Violence Education and Prevention and is a member of the Board of Directors and past-Chair of the Education, Research and Scientific Programs Committee for the Academy of Violence and Abuse whose mission is to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition, treatment and health effects of violence and abuse. He is actively involved in community programs addressing family violence, having served as a Clinical Consultant, Director of the Men's Council on Family Violence, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Safe Families (ISF has worked to prevent family violence and to offer an alternative vision for wholeness, healing, family health, and personal empowerment). He has served on the Board of Directors for the Men’s Resource Center (founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979 to provide counseling services for men going through transitions - including relational, anger management and domestic violence issues) and Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR - founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1973 WOAR is America’s first rape crisis center. WOAR is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault.).

Select Publications:

Cronholm PF, Forke CM, Wade R, Bair-Merritt MH, Davis M, Harkins-Schwarz M, Pachter LM, Fein JA: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Expanding the concept of adversity. Am J Prev Med 49(3): 354-361, September, 2015.

Griffis H, Matone M, Kellom KS, Concors E, Quarshie W, French B, Rubin D, Cronholm PF: Home visiting and perinatal smoking: A mixed-methods exploration of cessation and harm reduction strategies. BMC Public Health 16(1): 764-773, August 11, 2016. PMCID: PMC4982407

Miller-Day M, Applequist J, Kellom KS, Dalton A, Kzabokrtsky, Cronholm PF, Gabbay R: A Tale of Four Practices: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Performing Patient-Centered Medical Homes. J Health Organ Manag 31(6): 630-646, August 7, 2017.

Sreih AG, Alibaz-Oner F, Kermani TA, Aydin SZ, Cronholm PF, Davis T, Easley E, Gul A, Mahr A, McAlear CA, Milman N, Robson JC, Tomasson G, Direskeneli H, Merkel PA: Development of a Core Set of Outcome Measures for Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Report from OMERACT 2016. J Rheumatol 44(3): 1-5, September 1, 2017.