James Stevermer, MD, is medical director of Callaway Physicians, a residency training site in Fulton, Missouri. He is also the medical director of Mid-Missouri AHEC, which oversees rural training for University of Missouri medical students. 

Education & Training

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine


Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Post Graduate School

Master of Science in Public Health, University of Missouri


American Board of Family Medicine


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Academic Information

Vice Chair of Family and Community Medicine
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Paul Revare, MD, Family Professor of Family Medicine


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

P. 573-884-2912

Research Profile

James Stevermer, MD, MSPH, regularly teaches in the Introduction to Patient Care portion of the first year curriculum, and he serves on the Curriculum Board for the MU School of Medicine. He chairs the Pre-professional Scholars Committee, which oversees one of six rural pre-admissions programs in the country. Dr. Stevermer is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Health of the Public and Science, and he serves as their liaison to the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. He is also a member of the Rabies Working Group for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Dr. Stevermer has written and edited for the Family Physicians Inquiries Network since its inception. His hobbies include music, board games and reading. 

Research Interests

  • Informatics
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Ethics
  • Rural Health Care
  • Chronic Disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicine

Awards & Honors


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 4-year Appointment


Family Medicine Teacher of the Year, University of Missouri Family and Community Medicine


  • Is mindfulness-based stress reduction effective in decreasing low back pain?
    Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(8):28-29.
    Frank A, Stevermer JJ.
  • Disparities in use of telehealth at the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2020; DOI: 10.1177/1357633X20963893
    Pierce RP, Stevermer JJ.
  • Are emollient bath additives beneficial in children with atopic dermatitis?
    Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(8):47-48.
    Parker J, Stevermer JJ.
  • Depression following acute coronary syndrome events: Screening and treatment guidelines from the AAFP.
    American Family Physician. 2019;99(12):786A-786J.
    Frost J, Rich Jr RL, Robbins CW, Stevermer JJ, Chow RT, Leon KK, Bird MD.
  • Lay advisor interventions in rural populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2019;57(1):117-126.
    Patil SJ, Lewis M, Tallon EM, Wareg NK, Murray KS, Elliott SG, Stevermer JJ, Kruse RL, Mehr DR.
  • Authors' response.
    Journal of Family Practice. 2019;68(1):E2-E2.
    Stevermer JJ, Hayes A.
  • Characterization of licensees during the first year of Missouri's Assistant Physician Licensure Program.
    JAMA. 2018;320(16):1706-1707.Hoekzema GS, Stevermer JJ.
  • Should you reassess your patient's asthma diagnosis?
    Journal of Family Practice. 2018;67(11):704-707.
    Stevermer JJ, Hayes A.
  • Counseling patients about prostate cancer screening.
    American Family Physician. 2018;98(8):478-483.
    Stevermer JJ, Fink KS.
  • Does preventive dental education for pregnant women help prevent early childhood caries in their children?
    Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):45.
    Patel P, Stevermer JJ
  • PURLs: Let low-risk moms eat during labor?Journal of Family Practice. 2018;67(6):379-380.
    Phelps K, Deavers J, Seehusen DA, Stevermer JJ.
  • Time to switch to nonsterile gloves for these procedures?
    Journal of Family Practice. 2018;67(8):507-508.
    Castelli G, Friedlander MP, Stevermer JJ.