Tracy Rabin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine); Assistant Director, Office of Global Health (Department of Internal Medicine); Associate Program Director for Global and Community Health, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

Research Interests

Education, Medical; Global Health; Ethics, Clinical

Public Health Interests

Global Health

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine

Faculty Research

African Studies

Research Summary

Research interests include: examining the impact of a curriculum for teaching health professions trainees about ethical challenges that are commonly encountered during short-term clinical rotations abroad; innovative models of primary care for patients with complex medical needs (with a focus on the safe transition from hospital to home); quality improvement efforts in low-resource settings; the use of patient-centered educational tools to facilitate chronic disease care in low-resource settings; and understanding reasons for provider discomfort in caring for patients with noncommunicable diseases in low-resource settings.

Selected Publications

  • Global Health Without Boundaries: Structuring Domestic and International Opportunities to Explore Global Health in a Graduate Internal Medicine Training Program. Balasta MA, Khanal Y, McGinniss JE, Moyer P and Rabin TL. Global Health Without Boundaries: Structuring Domestic and International Opportunities to Explore Global Health in a Graduate Internal Medicine Training Program. Annals of Global Health November/December 2016; 82 (6): 1026-1033. doi:10.1016/j.aogh.2016.11.007
  • Implementation of Patient-Centered Education for Chronic-Disease Management in Uganda: An Effectiveness Study.

    Siddharthan T, Rabin T, Canavan ME, Nasal F, Kirchhoff P, Kalyesubula R, Coca S, Rastegar A, and Knauf F. Implementation of Patient-Centered Education for Chronic-Disease Management in Uganda: An Effectiveness Study. PLoS ONE (2016). 11(11): e0166411. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166411

  • Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training.

    Arora G, Ripp J, Evert J, Rabin T, Tupesis JP and Hudspeth J. Taking it Global: Structuring Global Health Education in Residency Training. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Aug 16. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3843-7

  • Medical education capacity-building partnerships for health care systems development.

    Rabin TL, Mayanja-Kizza H, Rastegar A. Medical education capacity-building partnerships for health care systems development. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:710-717. http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2016/07/medu2-1607.html.

  • Diabetes Treatment Update Rabin T. Diabetes Treatment Update. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F. Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M. Whitman, 9th edition (Volume 3). 2016. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu/
  • Transitions of Care: Hospital to Home Rabin T. Transitions of Care: Hospital to Home. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F. Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M. Whitman, 9th edition (Volume 2). 2016. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu/
  • Global Health Clinical Ethics Elansary M, Kallem S, Peluso M, Thomas J, Rabin T. Global Health Clinical Ethics. MedEdPORTAL Publication; 2015. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10232 (http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10232#sthash.n4WYJanM.dpuf)
  • Noncommunicable Diseases In East Africa: Assessing The Gaps In Care And Identifying Opportunities For Improvement.

    Siddharthan T, Ramaiya K, Yonga G, Mutungi GN, Rabin TL, List JM, Kishore SP and Schwartz JI. Noncommunicable Diseases In East Africa: Assessing The Gaps In Care And Identifying Opportunities For Improvement. Health Affairs, 34, no.9 (2015):1506-1513.

  • The Know-Do Gap in Quality of Care for Childhood Diarrhea and Pneumonia in India.

    Mohanan M, Vera-Hernández M, Das V, Giardili S, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Rabin TL, Raj SS, Schwartz JI, Seth A. The Know-Do Gap in Quality of Care for Childhood Diarrhea and Pneumonia in India. JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;169(4):349-57.

  • Towards reframing health service delivery in Uganda: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases.

    Schwartz JI, Dunkle A, Akiteng AR, Birabwa-Male D, Kagimu R, Mondo CK, Mutungi G, Rabin TL, Skonieczny M, Sykes J, Mayanja-Kizza, H. Towards reframing health service delivery in Uganda: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases. Global Health Action. 2015 Jan 5;8:26537.

  • Diabetes: Initiating and Managing Insulin Rabin T. Diabetes: Initiating and Managing Insulin. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F. Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M. Whitman, 8th edition (Volume 6). 2015. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu/
  • Treatment of Diabetes with Non-Oral Agents Rabin T. 2013. Treatment of Diabetes with Non-Oral Agents. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M Whitman, 8th edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu
  • Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Oriented Health Care Rabin T, Talwalkar JS. 2012. Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Oriented Health Care. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F. Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M. Whitman, 8th edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu/
  • Integrated Care of Refugees in a Primary Care Residency Clinic.

    Schwartz JI, Rabin TL, and Doolittle BR. Integrated Care of Refugees in a Primary Care Residency Clinic. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: December 2012, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 551-551.

  • The global health chief resident: modifying an established role, strengthening a collaboration.

    Rabin TL, Schwartz JI. The global health chief resident: modifying an established role, strengthening a collaboration. Med Educ. 2012 Nov;46(11):1128-9.

  • Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Rabin, Tracy. 2012. Type 2 Diabetes Treatment. In: Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid F. Hay, Mary Warner, and Laura M. Whitman, 8th edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University. http://yobm.yale.edu/
  • Testing therapies less effective than the best current standard: ethical beliefs in an international sample of researchers.

    Kent DM, Mwamburi M, Cash RA, Rabin TL, Bennish ML. Testing therapies less effective than the best current standard: ethical beliefs in an international sample of researchers. Am J Bioeth. 2003 Spring;3(2):W11.

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