RICHARD L BACKMAN portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Family And Preventive Medicine
801-581-8854

Research Statement

Richard Backman, MD researches Interprofessional education, medical student education, care for the medically underserved, international healthcare, and quality and safety in healthcare. The quality improvement performed at both the Madsen and Sugarhouse Family Practice clinics has resulted in over seventy quality improvement projects since 2008. He completed the 3-month Advance Training Program (ATP) course at Intermountain Healthcare in 2013. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator on two quality improvement research projects. He has served on the University of Utah School of Medicine Education Research committee and the University of Utah Primary Care Research Network. He has served as a reviewer for the journal Family Medicine, a national peer-reviewed journal for Family Practice physicians.

Presentations

  • Richard Backman, MD; Rachel Bonnett; Gretchen Case, MD; and Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD. Teaching Observation Program - Train to be a Coach. Core Educator Retreat, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2019.
  • Donald Petersen, PA-C, PhD, Kathy Pedersen, PA-C, Richard Backman, MD. A 50 Years History of Physician Assistant Education in the United States and Lessons Learned for the Health Assistant Profession in Nepal. International Conference on Quality Education in Federal Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal. , , 2018.
  • Richard Backman, MD, Donald Petersen, PA-C, PhD, Kathy Pedersen, PA-C. The US Physician Assistant Experience: Application to Nepal’s Workforce Needs. International Conference on Quality Education in Federal Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal. , , 2018.
  • Ham B, Jackson M, Luong M, Poulsen M, Tigh J, Weaver S, Winter K, Backman R, Coombs J, Gurgle H, Rolls J, Spackman, J, Valentin V. Continuity of Care Following Establish Care Visits at Maliheh Free Clinic. Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, April 2019. , , 2019.
  • Breisch S, Callison-Burch A, Khong C, Lyuh A, Moreno E, Stark H, Backman R, Rolls J, Spackman, J. Assessing Mental Health Needs in the Maliheh Student Run Free Clinic. Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, April 2019. , , 2019.
  • Rolls J, Davis J, Backman R, Wood T, Honda T. Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health. Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, April 2019. , , 2019.
  • Duncan N, Molano R, Udy K, Zelkovic M, Backman R. Prevalence of Depressive Disorders in an Underserved Population at South Main Clinic. Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, April 2019. , , 2019.
  • Benjamin Ham, PharmD-S, Matt Jackson, PA-S, Minh-Anh Luong, PA-S, McKayla Poulsen, PharmD-S, Jeremy Tigh, PharmD-S, Shannon Weaver, PA-S, Katherine Winter, PharmD-S, Richard Backman, MD, Jennifer Coombs, PhD, PA-C, Holly Gurgle, Pharm-D, BCACP, CDE, Joanne Rolls, PA-C, Jared Spackman, PA-C, Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C. Continuity of Care at the Maliheh Free Clinic. Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. , , 2019.
  • Shonti Breisch, PA-S, Alexa Callison-Burch, PA-S, Christopher Khong, Pharm-S, Andy Lyuh, Pharm-S, Edgar Moreno, PA-S, Hannah Stark, PA-S, Richard Backman, MD, Joanne Rolls, PA-C, Jared Spackman, PA-C. Assessing Mental Health Needs Maliheh Student Run Free Clinic. Society for Student Run Free Clinics Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. , , 2018.
  • Stephen Merrell, MD, Marlana Li, MD, Richard Backman, MD. Improving Chlamydia Screening in Asymptomatic Women. Evidence-Based Practice Poster Fair, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2015.
  • Stephen Merrell, MD; Marlana Li, MD; Richard Backman, MD. Improving Chlamydia Screening in Asymptomatic Women. Ogden Surgical-Medical Society 70th Annual CME Conference, Ogden, UT. , , 2015.
  • Stephen Merrell, MD; Marlana Li, MD; Richard Backman, MD. Improving Chlamydia Screening in Asymptomatic Women. STFM Annual Spring Conference, Orlando, FL. , , 2015.
  • Katherine Menninger, MD; Richard Backman, MD. Evidence-Based Medicine in Prenatal Care: The Role of Screening Urinalysis. Utah Association of Healthcare Quality, Annual Education Conference, Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, UT. , , 2014.
  • Katherine Menninger, MD; Richard Backman, MD. Evidence-Based Medicine in Prenatal Care: The Role of Screening Urinalysis. Evidence-Based Practice Poster Fair, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2014.
  • Katherine Menninger, MD, Richard Backman, MD. Evidence-Based Medicine in Prenatal Care: The Role of Screening Urinalysis. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX. , , 2014.
  • Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, Jennifer Leiser, MD, Bernadette Kiraly, MD, Susan Pohl, MD, Richard Backman, MD, Kyle Jones, MD. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in a Family Medicine Residency Program: Leveraging Three Missions. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD. , , 2013.
  • Kyle Jones, MD, Richard Backman, MD. Improving Pediatric Immunization Rates at a Family Medicine Residency- associated Community Clinic. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, WA. , , 2012.
  • Susan Pohl, MD; Richard Backman, MD; Jennifer Leiser, MD. Developing an Enhanced Family Medicine Residency Continuous Quality Improvement Curriculum. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, WA. , , 2012.
  • Susan Pohl, MD, Richard Backman, MD, Jennifer Leiser, MD. Developing an Enhanced Family Medicine Residency Continuous Quality Improvement Curriculum. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle, WA. , , 2012.
  • Susan Pohl, MD, Richard Backman, MD, Jennifer Leiser, MD. Developing an Enhanced Family Medicine Residency Continuous Quality Improvement Curriculum. , , 2012.
  • Jennifer Leiser, MD, Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, Bernadette Kiraly MD, Richard Backman, MD. Order From Chaos: Improving Quality of Care in a Residency Clinic Practice Through Integrated Team Meetings. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Conference on Practice Improvement, Newport Beach, CA. , , 2011.
  • Training Family Medicine Residents in an Innovative Clinic Team Model. Sonja Van Hala, Jennifer Leiser, Richard Backman. Presented by Sonja Van Hala to Family Medicine Residency Directors Workshop. , , 2010.
  • Jessica L.J. Greenwood, MD, MSPH, Marlene J. Egger, PhD, Stephen Gren, Richard Backman, MD, Jennifer Leiser, MD. Accurately Measuring Body Mass Index: How are Height and Weight Obtained? Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. , , 2010.
  • Jennifer Leiser, MD, Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH and Richard Backman, MD. A Redesigned Curriculum for Practical PCMH Training. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Annual Spring Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. , , 2010.
  • R Backman, J Leiser, S Van Hala. Tools to Implement and Teach the "Care Team Model" in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Conference on Practice Improvement, Savannah, Georgia. , , 2008.
  • Joanne Rolls, MEHP, MPAS, PA-C; Richard Backman, MD. TRANSforming curricula; curricular approaches to transgender health in PA education. 2019 PAEA Education Forum, Washington, DC, USA. , Accepted, 2019.
    https://paea19.mapyourshow.com/8_0/sessions/sessio...
  • University of Utah Alumni and Medical Community Weekend Student Poster Competition / Asynchronous Virtual Training of Patient Care Technicians at Maliheh Free Clinic. Poster, Submitted, 2019.
    https://medicine-utah-alumni-events.org/
  • An Exploratory Evaluation of Student Multicultural Confidence Through Community Engagement. Poster, Accepted, 2019.
    https://paea19.mapyourshow.com/8_0/sessions/sessio...
  • The University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators 6th Annual Education Symposium / Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health. Poster, Accepted, 2019.
    https://medicine.utah.edu/faculty-dev/files/Academ...
  • Physician Assistant Student Community Engaged Evidence Based Practice Poster Session / Asynchronous Virtual Training of Patient Care Technicians at Maliheh Free Clinic. Poster, Presented, 2019.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • Spanish, Fluent.
  • French, Fluent.

Publications

  • Langelier C, Graves M, Kalantar KL, Caldera S, Durrant R, Fisher M, Backman R, Tanner W, DeRisi, J, Leung D (date unknown). Microbiome and Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Dynamics in International Travelers. Vol. 25, 1380-1383. Accepted, .