Jack Westfall, MD, MPH

Dr. Westfall is a family physician in search of rural goodness. Jack grew up in a small town on the windy plains of eastern Colorado. After attending medical school at the University of Kansas, he completed his family medicine residency at Rose Hospital in Denver, and joined the faculty in the CU Department of Family Medicine. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he started the High Plains Research Network, a geographically-based, community and practice-based research network in eastern Colorado that continues to address health issues important to the communities. Dr. Westfall firmly believes that access to healthcare is a right, and he works fervently to integrate primary care, behavioral health, and community organizations into local communities of solution. Dr. Westfall spent 2.5 years as the chief medical officer for the Colorado HealthOP non-profit cooperative, and he joins the Farley Center to bring additional rural health policy and patient engagement experience to the center.