F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
Professor of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Kentucky Colleges of Public Health and Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, is the initial incumbent in the Peter P. Bosomworth Professorship in Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Kentucky. He holds faulty appointments in the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine.
Dr. Scutchfield received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his post-graduate medical education at Northwestern University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Scutchfield is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and served from 1972 to 1985 as a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He holds fellowships in both the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice. He also holds honorary doctoral degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Pikeville.
He was one of the founders of the College of Community Health Science at the University of Alabama. He founded the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University. He also founded the school — now college — of public health at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Scutchfield has held many national positions in professional organizations, including serving as president of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He has received several awards from those organizations, including the American Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Award. A skilled editor, he has served as the editor, guest editor and on the editorial board of many journals. He is the author of more than 200 referred papers, book chapters, and technical reports and has edited several books. He is a valued consultant and has consulted broadly both in the United States and abroad.