Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH

Kevin Peterson

University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 454
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

The research of Kevin A. Peterson, MD, MPH, FRCS(Ed), FAAFP, focuses on diabetes, chronic disease management, practice-based research, bioinformatics, and clinical trials in primary care. He has been the principle investigator (PI) or site-PI on many National Institutes of Health-funded studies, including ACCORD-ASPREE, TRANSLATE, and the creation of a national electronic Primary Care Research Network (ePCRN).

Having licensed several UMN innovations, Peterson also provides advice and oversight for the University's MIN-REACH program. He leads the Center of Excellence in Primary Care and previously directed the national AHRQ PBRN Resource Center. 

Peterson serves on the editorial board for Diabetes Care, the clinical care journal of the American Diabetes Association. He also serves on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's peer review standing study section, Health Care Research Training until September 2020.

Peterson has been recognized for his contributions by the National Institutes of Health, National Diabetes Education Program, the American Diabetes Association, and the Minnesota Department of Health.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, a faculty member of the UMN Institute of Engineering in Medicine, and an affiliate fellow of the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics.



Practice-based research networks, primary diabetes care, clinical research informatics


Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

MD, Mayo Medical School

University of Minnesota Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship, University of Minnesota (faculty development and research)

MPH, University of Minnesota

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Research Funding Grants

2011-ongoing, NHLBI, PI, "ACCORDION: Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow-up on ACCORD Study"

2016-21, NIDDK, PI, "Identifying Primary Care Practice Components Leading to Optimal Diabetes Care in Patient Centered Medical Homes"


Cunanan KM, Carlin BP, Peterson KA. A practical Bayesian stepped wedge design for community-based cluster-randomized clinical trials: The British Columbia Telehealth Trial [published online ahead of print Jul 17, 2016]. Clin Trials.

Peterson KA, Brown MT, Warren-Boulton E. Responding to the challenges of primary diabetes care through the national diabetes education program. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(3):343-4.

ASPREE Investigator Group (includes Peterson KA). Study design of ASPirin in reducing events in the elderly (ASPREE): a randomized, controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013;36(2):555-64.

Peterson KA, Delaney BC, Arvanitis AT, Sandberg EA, Speedie S, Bonikowske AR, Marcus BH. A model for the electronic support of practice-based research networks. Ann Fam Med. 2012;10(6):560-7.

Peterson KA, Darby Lipman P, Lange CJ, Cohen RA, Durako S. Supporting better science in primary care: a description of practice-based research networks (PBRNs) in 2011. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2012;25(5):565-71.

Peterson KA. Essential requirements of information technology for primary care. Family Practice (UK). 2012;29:119-20.



Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic

Clinical Interests

Family medicine; Diabetes management