Dr. Xierali is an Associate Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine. His main charge at the department is to help build research profile of the department, assist development of faculty-led research, and help train residents with research methods. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, Adjunct Associate Professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and active member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Previously, he was Senior Researcher in Workforce Studies and Manager for Public Health and Diversity Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Before AAMC, he worked as Health Geographer and Research Scientist at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Relocation of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists in the United States.
Rayburn WF, Perez JM, Xierali IM Am J Perinatol 2018 Sep
Physician Multisite Practicing: Impact on Access to Care.
Xierali IM J Am Board Fam Med 2018 Mar-Apr 31 2 260-269
Automated Delineation of Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions by Modularity Optimization.
Hu Y, Wang F, Xierali IM Health Serv Res 2018 Feb 53 1 236-255
The Racial and Ethnic Composition and Distribution of Primary Care Physicians.
Xierali IM, Nivet MA J Health Care Poor Underserved 2018 29 1 556-570
Distributional Differences between Family Physicians and General Internists.
Xierali IM J Health Care Poor Underserved 2018 29 2 711-722
Relocation of Obstetrician-Gynecologists in the United States, 2005-2015.
Xierali IM, Nivet MA, Rayburn WF Obstet Gynecol 2017 Mar 129 3 543-550


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Mention as Part of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2019 Research Paper of the Year Award
    The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) (2019)
  • Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project, 2016 Outstanding Article of the Year Award, Policy Winner
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and AcademyHealth (2016)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) (2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Eastern North American Region (ENAR) International Biometric Society (2016)
  • Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) (2009)
  • AcademyHealth (2008)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) (2008)
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) (2004)