Abel Kho, MD, MS, FACMI, is Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Director of the Center for Health Information Partnerships (CHIP) within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. His work focuses on bringing people and data together for population, translational, and quality improvement research.
Abel is the Principal Investigator (PI) for several multi-institutional collaborative projects. He helped found and serves as Principal Investigator of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), one of the PCORI-funded Clinical (Data) Research Networks. He is the PI along with Patricia Franklin for the AHRQ/PCORI funded K12 training award, A Chicago Center of Excellence in Learning Health Systems Research Training (ACCELERAT), which builds upon CAPriCORN to train the next generation of leaders in learning health systems research. Abel is PI with Bernard Black for a Natural Experiment for Translation in Diabetes, which aims to determine the effects of Medicaid expansion on diabetes diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes across eight states in a partnership between CAPriCORN and the Greater Plains Collaborative.
Abel is Principal Investigator for the AHRQ-funded Healthy Hearts in the Heartland consortium, which aims to test the capacity of primary care practices in the Midwest to improve the ABCS of cardiovascular disease prevention: Aspirin in high-risk individuals, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation. Along with Theresa Walunas, he is Principal Investigator for the AHRQ-funded INSPIRE (Intervention in Small Primary Care Practices to Implement Reduction in Unhealthy Alcohol Use) project, which supports and evaluates the implementation of screening and treatment interventions for patients with unhealthy alcohol use. He also serves as the site lead for Illinois’ involvement in the CMS-sponsored Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network. As a member of the All of Us Research Program Data and Research Center, Abel is focused on ensuring the highest completeness and quality of EHR data for all participants with a focus on use of record linkage methods.