Peter Cronholm MD, MSCE, CAQHPM, FAAFP

Faculty Scholar

Peter Cronholm is a PolicyLab faculty scholar and an associate professor, director of Community Programs and associate program director in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests have focused on health services regarding: 1) integration of trauma-informed care and primary prevention strategies into systems of primary care; and 2) developing novel mixed methodologies and patient-centered outcomes into research paradigms. He is an affiliate faculty member in the Graduate Program in Public Health Studies, a senior fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives, a senior scholar at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, an associate of the Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, an associate of the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, and an affiliate of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner-Unity Program in Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.

Dr. Cronholm is the co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Mixed Methods Research Lab (a University of Pennsylvania Service Center that supports investigators in the development of conceptual and methodological approaches for community-based and clinical research questions) and has content expertise in program evaluation of health services using mixed methodologies and Community-Based Participatory Research techniques. He is actively involved in community programs addressing health disparities with a focus on preventing and reducing the impact of trauma throughout the lifespan having served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy on Violence and Abuse, Institute for Safe Families, the Men’s Resource Center, Women Organized Against Rape, and Prevention Point Philadelphia. Dr. Cronholm is an active member of the Philadelphia Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Task Force’s research committee as Lutheran Settlement House’s Research Advisory Board. He has collaborated closely with PolicyLab in developing programming related to early home visitation, child injury and maltreatment and building qualitative and implementation science methodologies into research strategies.