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Tobin is a cardiovascular epidemiologist whose research has focused on health equity and community-academic team science. He specializes in designing and conducting studies of comparative effectiveness, dissemination, and implementation of health care interventions. His studies embed basic science questions and use a combination of big data, assessments of social determinants of health status, clinical phenotypes, health services utilization, and laboratory measures.

In conducting research with diverse clinicians and patient populations, Tobin has developed a national network of practice-based research networks designed to accelerate and disseminate research findings in order to increase therapeutic gains. He has engaged practicing clinicians in research by developing a national distance learning network.

Tobin’s work uses technologies such as telemedicine, health information systems, and health data networks. He has studied the uptake of early detection tests for common cancers, use of cardiovascular diagnostic technologies and group behavioral interventions, and the integration of mental and behavioral services into primary care.

Tobin is also president/CEO of Clinical Directors Network (CDN), and is adjunct professor of epidemiology and health services research at Weill Cornell Medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.