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Randall W. Rupper, M.D., M.P.H.

Languages spoken: English, German

Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Professor (Clinical)

Divisions: Geriatrics

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)

Research Interests

  • Medicaid
  • Health Care Outcomes Associated with Different Patterns of Health Care Utilization
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Different Community Level Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Rural Areas
  • Health Outcomes of Novel Policy Interventions
  • Data Analysis to Longitudinally Validate a Scale for Identifying Vulnerable Community Dwelling Elders
  • Tele-Health Technology
  • Medicare Coverage
Randall Rupper, MD/MPH, is an Associate Professor in the department of Internal medicine, and he joined the University of Utah's Division of Geriatrics and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center in 2003. He is an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program.

Dr. Rupper’s primary research involves developing and evaluating clinical systems that 1) provide for surveillance of the medical decision-making needs of elderly patients and their caregivers and 2) deliver appropriately personalized decision support. His work involves demonstration of new models of access, especially within Federal programs including Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration. Examples of outreach models include the use of community navigators to improve cancer care among Native Americans and the use of internet-based support for caregivers of dementia patients. Dr. Rupper was co-principal investigator of an HCI project aimed at improving cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment for underserved American Indians by removing barriers, both local and institutional, to receiving appropriate care.

Rupper earned his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He earned a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina and completed fellowships at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Utah.

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Fellowship University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Graduate Training University of North Carolina
Residency University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Stanford University, School of Medicine
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Molecular Biology