Arch G. Mainous III, Ph.D., the chair of the department of health services research, management and policy and the Florida Blue endowed chair of health administration in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected to membership in the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.
Mainous was elected for his “enhanced knowledge and practice of primary care by improving antibiotic use, physician-patient communication, and detection of cardiovascular and diabetes care.” He will be inducted in a ceremony during the group’s annual meeting, scheduled for November 7.
Mainous has published more than 390 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his research has been cited in other articles more than 20,000 times. He has conducted a variety of studies on conditions commonly presenting in primary care including respiratory infections, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and iron disorders. These studies have been funded by a diverse portfolio of funders including the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Much of his research has focused on improving the delivery of health care by attempting to improve detection of disease and providing the right care for the right individual.
He is the deputy editor of the journal Family Medicine and is on the editorial boards of the Annals of Family Medicine and BMJ Open. He has been awarded the Innovative Program Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Distinguished Research Mentor Award from the North American Primary Care Research Group.