F. Douglas Scutchfield is the Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research and Policy at UK. He received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University and his M.D. from UK. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from EKU and Pikeville College. He completed internship and residency training at Northwestern University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UK. He is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and Family Practice.
Dr. Scutchfield has taught at UK’s Department of Community Medicine, the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University (which he founded), UK’s School of Public Health and the Center for Health Services Research and Management, of which he was Founding Director.
He is currently the Director of the UK Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research. His current research focuses on community health, public health organization and delivery, quality of care issues, and democracy in healthcare decision-making.
Dr. Scutchfield has been active in organized medicine, serving as an officer in several national medical, public health and preventive medicine organizations, and receiving numerous awards from these and many other organizations. He has also been an editor of several award-winning publications, and has served as a consultant to United States and foreign government and non governmental organizations.
Dr. Scutchfield lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, Phyllis. They have a married son, Alex.