CAIPEC

Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, FAAFP

Biography

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Cardarelli founded and directed the Primary Care Research Center and North Texas Primary Care Research Network at the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He has extensive experience in health care administration in positions as chairman and medical director in both academic and hospital medical group settings. His research expertise spans from chronic disease states and management, patient-centered medical home models, mental health, cancer prevention, and comparative effectiveness research. Dr. Cardarelli has over forty publications and a significant grant portfolio and has presented both nationally and internationally. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Meadows Foundation, Human Resources Services Administration, Pfizer, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and others. He serves as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and has functioned as an associate editor and issue editor for past journals. Dr. Cardarelli earned a BS is Microcellular Biology from the University of California, Davis, DO and MPH degrees from the UNT Health Science Center, and completed residency in Family Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. He is dual board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Affiliation

  • Interim Chair, Professor and Division Chief, Family and Community Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky
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William Elder, PhD

Biography

Dr. Elder is a Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. As a clinical psychologist he sees patients with a full range of mental disorders. He trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in neuropsychology and rehabilitation at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where he became very interested in the psychological aspects of medical conditions. Finding his home in Family Medicine, he has served departments in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Kentucky. He has led or co led research and educational projects funded in excess of seven million dollars and served on multiple regional and national advisory panels for education and research. As a native Texan he thought he would never leave, but he and his family have come to love Kentucky where the sky is just as blue and the topography is much more interesting. Since staying in Kentucky, he has transitioned from Dallas Cowboy silver blue and now bleeds Kentucky blue, even during the final four. When not working, you’ll probably find him pursuing his latest home improvement project or traveling with his wife Honey. He is always willing to trade home remodeling tips and is currently looking for a good drywall installer.

Affiliation

  • Professor and Director of Behavioral Science
    Department of Family and Community Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky
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