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).


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Differential effects of distance decay on hospital inpatient visits among subpopulations in Florida, USA.
Jia P, Wang F, Xierali IM, Environ Monit Assess 2019 Jun 191 Suppl 2 381
Teaming up census and patient data to delineate fine-scale hospital service areas and identify geographic disparities in hospital accessibility.
Jia P, Shi X, Xierali IM, Environ Monit Assess 2019 Jun 191 Suppl 2 303
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


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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)