Education & Training

Medical School

University of California San Francisco


Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Geriatric Medicine

  • University of Michigan Medical School

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine/Geriatric Medicine


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Academic Information

Professor Emeritus


One Hospital Drive
MA306 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-3126

Research Profile

David R. Mehr, MD, MS, is a family physician, geriatrician and health services researcher. He has an extensive history of funded research with a focus on improving care of older adults. He has received four major federal grants, several foundation grants and has been a co-investigator on numerous other projects.

Dr. Mehr’s major studies have included projects on outcomes of lower respiratory infections in nursing home residents, pneumonia as a terminal event in dementia (in collaboration with Dutch researchers), and using health information technology innovations at MU to improve ambulatory chronic illness care. He was awarded a $4.5 million R24 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in September 2013 to develop infrastructure to support patient-centered outcomes research.

Dr. Mehr has more than 100 publications, serves as a standing member on AHRQ and National Institutes of Health study sections, and has been a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Research Interests

  • Improving ambulatory chronic illness care
  • Improving primary care involvement in end-of-life care
  • Care of patients with dementia and their caregivers at the end of life
  • Infections in nursing home residents
  • Outcomes research

Areas of Expertise

  • Quality improvement
  • Infections in Nursing Home Residents
  • Using Health Information Technology to Improve Care
  • Improving Chronic Disease Care
  • End‐of‐Life Care
  • Clinical Prediction Rules
  • Dementia Care


For a complete publication list, see:

My Bibliography (NCBI Collections)