Gregory Eshleman Sawin

Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Box 2914, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710

My work is a reflection of a core value in social justice and a passion to increase health equity. Most of my academic career has been as an educator, serving as a family medicine residency director for 10 years prior to joining Duke. Having started my career in Massachusetts, where universal coverage started in 2007, I have had a focus in primary care transformation and value based care, with special attention to doing so in residency clinics. I’m eager to use my position as Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health to coordinate efforts across its five divisions and growing research group to build “learning systems” that adopt continuous improvement culture in all that we do.

Research interests: health equity, team based care, primary care transformation, leadership and improvement science and group based opioid treatment.

Education and Training

  • Morehouse School of Medicine, MD.M.P.H. 2002
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Department Of Family Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Faculty Development Fellowship, Department Of Family Medicine


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Sokol R, Albanese M, Chew A, Early J, Grossman E, Roll D, et al. Building a Group-Based Opioid Treatment (GBOT) blueprint: a qualitative study delineating GBOT implementation.. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 Dec 27;14(1).
Sawin G, O’Connor N. Primary Care Transformation.. Prim Care. 2019 Dec;46(4):549–60.
Shaughnessy AF, Sparks J, Cohen-Osher M, Goodell KH, Sawin GL, Gravel J. Entrustable professional activities in family medicine.. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar;5(1):112–8.
Sawin G, Shaughnessy AF. Glucose control in hospitalized patients.. Am Fam Physician. 2010 May 1;81(9):1121–4.