Dr. Judith Fifield is an Emeritus Professor in Family Medicine and the Interim Vice Chair of Family Medicine at UConn Health. She was the founding director of the Ethel Donaghue Center for Translating Research into Practice and Policy (TRIPP) from 2006-2016 and also the founding co-director of the UConn Health Disparities Institute (HDI) with Dr. Salome Raheim and then HDI Director from 2016-2017.
Dr. Fifield is a medical sociologist whose research has focused on translating research into practice and into the community with a particular focus on reducing health disparities. She was instrumental in founding the Connecticut Institute for Translating Research into Practice (CICATS) and leading the CTSA effort at UConn Health from 2008-2012. She has been the PI, Co-PI and Co-I on numerous federal and local foundation grants on translational topics from childhood asthma treatment (UCAN Control Asthma) to overweight and obesity programming for African American women through the church (SisterTalk) to implementing the Patient Centered Medical Home in Practices across New York City in collaboration with EmblemHealth.
Dr. Fifield is retired and lives with her husband Dr. James Lyons on the Farmington River and in addition to her position at UConn Family Medicine she is pursuing her passions for ongoing implementation of SisterTalk in New York City, studying the cello, rowing crew and fly-fishing on the Farmington River.