Joe LeMaster, MD, MPH

Joe LeMaster, MD, MPH

 

Dr. LeMaster is a full professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Kansas University Medical Center, where he is an active researcher and provides targeted primary care for refugees from the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. Himself a graduate of KUMC, Dr. LeMaster went on to earn a Master in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine. Dr. LeMaster and his wife Judy lived in Nepal from 1990-2000, serving at Okhaldhunga Hospital, the only medical care facility for 300,000 people, where they promoted maternal-child health and conducted leprosy research.

 

Dr. LeMaster has been teaching with INMED since 2008, with particular contributions in cross-cultural skills, health leadership, and participatory learning and action. His research focuses on improving healthcare for US primary care patients (mostly refugees and immigrants) who have limited English proficiency. He is an editor of Health Expectations Journal, currently Chairs the Committee on Advancing the Science of Family Medicine and is a Board member of the North American Primary Care Research Group. His wife Judy is a member of the INMED Board.