Leif I. Solberg, MD

Senior investigator, senior advisor for care improvement research

HealthPartners Medical Group

Associate Medical Director, family physician

Academic appointment

Clinical professor, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Other offices

Member of the board of directors for the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement and of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

Joined the Institute



MD, U of MN Medical School; residency, University of Maryland Hospital; gastrointestinal fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Research highlights

Dr. Solberg has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on many large National Institutes of Health/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded research grants. He has published more than 240 research papers as well as 32 books and book chapters. He received the 2008 University of Minnesota Medical Alumni Society Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2015 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research from the North American Primary Care Research Group.

Research interests/expertise

Quality measurement and improvement and organizational change, especially for chronic disease care (including depression) and clinical preventive services delivery (especially tobacco control), as well as primary care redesign/medical home.

Current projects

  • Dissemination and Engagement Lead for the National Evaluation of the AHRQ EvidenceNOW initiative to transform 1,800 small primary care practices in seven regions of the United States
  • Implementation Lead for the NIH Partnership for Dose grant to test interventions to optimize radiation doses from CT exams in six countries
  • Engagement and Implementation Lead for the Mental Health Research Network
  • Implementation co-investigator of an NIMH study of telehealth versus collaborative care for serious mental illness patients in rural FQHCs


Contact information

Office: 952-967-5017
Email: Leif.I.Solberg@Healthpartners.com


Curriculum vitae