Education & Training

Medical School

University of Iowa School of Medicine


Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


American Board of Family Medicine


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Academic Information

Director of Family Medicine Residency Program
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
William C. Allen Professor in Family & Community Medicine


One Hospital Drive
MA303 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-9099

Research Profile

Erika Ringdahl, MD, joined the MU Health Care faculty in 1994 after completing medical school at the University of Iowa, residency at the University of Missouri and several years of practice in rural Iowa. She was named program director of the MU Family Medicine Residency program in 1997.

Over the years, Dr. Ringdahl has had continuous Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) federal residency training grants for curricular innovation. She has served on the Editorial Board of Family Medicine for more than five years. In 2015, she was named the Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding National Family Medicine Residency Program Director of the Year.

For 17 years, Dr. Ringdahl has led a free weekly workout class which is attended by MU Family Medicine faculty, residents, students, staff and community members. In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys exercise, yard work and her yellow Labrador, Duke.

Research Interests

  • Family Medicine Education
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Wellness

Awards & Honors


Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding National Family Medicine Residency Program Director of the Year, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors


Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award, Arnold Gold Foundation, Association of American Medical Colleges


Program Director Recognition Award: Gold Level, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors



Understanding the exercise habits of residents and attending physicians: a mixed methodology study.
Family Medicine. 2015;47(2):118-123.
Williams AS, Williams CD, Cronk NJ, Kruse RL, Ringdahl EN, Koopman R