Allison Cole, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine in the Research Section and a practicing family physician. She is the Director of the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN) and an expert in dissemination and implementation of evidence-based care in primary practice. WPRN has approximately 100 primary care clinics in the five-state WWAMI region, 20 of which participate in a data-sharing infrastructure (Data QUEST) that leverages their electronic health record data. Dr. Cole’s research focuses on addressing rural health disparities through primary care practice-based research. Dr. Cole earned her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 2002, completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2005, and earned a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington in 2012.