Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Courses Taught

FAM 326

Brief Bio

Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Perelman School of Medicine. He divides his time between clinical work, medical education, and research. His research interests have focused on community-based, participatory health services regarding: 1) Addressing the care needs of patients who are medically and socially complex; 2) Integration of trauma-informed care and primary prevention strategies into systems of primary care; and 3) Advancing novel mixed methodologies and patient-centered outcomes into research and implementation paradigms.

Dr. Cronholm is the Director of the Mixed Methods Research Lab (MMRL), 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 has served as Co-Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Violence Education and Prevention. Cronholm 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. He holds an MD from Temple University and completed residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.