Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S.
Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S., is a hospitalist and clinical epidemiologist who serves as the Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS). Most recently, he was a Senior Science Advisor and Director of the Evidence-based Practice Center Division at AHRQ. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where he practices clinically. Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Umscheid was an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, where he served as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer and Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Science. He began his career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he became an Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Medicine and was a co-founder and Director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Evidence-based Practice.
His career has been dedicated to disseminating and implementing research evidence into clinical practice to support patient care quality. This work has been supported by AHRQ, PCORI, CDC and NIH, and has been described in over 125 peer-reviewed publications and cited over 10,000 times. Dr. Umscheid co-led an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) while at Penn, has co-authored clinical practice guidelines with the CDC, NIH, and IDSA, is a former Chair of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research, a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and a past member of AHRQ’s Patient Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network Steering Committee and the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).
Dr. Umscheid received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his medical degree from Georgetown, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and received a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Primary Care Physician-Scientist Fellow supported by a National Research Service Award from HRSA.