Joann has been a core member of the OpenNotes team from its inception and remains an active collaborator after taking a new position at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. There she is Professor of Medicine and Director of the acclaimed National Clinician Scholars Program. She also retains an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Joann received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, with advanced training in epidemiology from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at Yale and the University of Washington, recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Award, and subsequently a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty award and the Clinical Scholars Program.
Joann’s clinical and scientific interests include variability in cancer screening, diagnostic testing, and the evaluation of new technologies. She has co-authored a textbook on epidemiology, biostatistics, and preventive medicine. In addition, Dr. Elmore enjoys seeing patients as a primary care internist and teaching clinical medicine to students and residents.