Joseph Lurio, MD
Sr. Family Physician, Institute for Family Health; Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinail; Community Preceptor
As a clinical leader at the Institute for Family Health, Dr. Joseph Lurio brings over 25 years of clinical experience as a family practitioner in underserved communities, as well as significant expertise in quality improvement and health information technology interventions. He combines his technological expertise with more than two decades’ experience as a medical director, and is effective at realizing care improvement projects in real world settings.
Dr. Lurio’s research interests have been focused in addressing conditions affecting the population he serves (substance abuse, immigrant medicine) as well as the technical problems in maintaining a continuity care practice and coordinating care among various other health care providers (medical informatics).
His early research has been cited in CDC protocols and recently, his work in linking public health and primary care via electronic health records has acted as a proving ground for protocols implemented by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) in their primary care health information project.
As a father of a (now adult) son with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy Dr. Lurio has also cultivated an interest in developmental assessment of young children and has served on the National Task Force for the Early Identification of Childhood Neuromuscular Disorders. At the Institute he has been working with the Pyschosocial Department to establish new standards for developmental assessment for pre-school age children using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire tool.