Dr. Frank is a Tier I Canada Research Chair, a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health and in the Department of Family Practice in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a Senior Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. She is also Founding Director of Health Sciences Online, Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Research Director for the Annenberg Physician Training Program. Until 2006, she was a tenured Professor, Vice Chair (Academic Affairs), and Division Director (Preventive Medicine) in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, at Emory University School of Medicine. She also directed Emory’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and had a clinical practice in cholesterol management. Following a transitional internship at the Cleveland Clinic, she was residency (Yale, 1990) and fellowship (Stanford, 1993) trained, and also board certified, in preventive medicine.
She is Principal Investigator of three national studies on physician health: (1) the Women Physicians’ Health Study, yielding more than fifty publications; (2) the “Healthy Doc – Healthy Patient” project; and (3) the Canadian Physicians’ Health Study. She is extensively published with over 130 articles. Dr. Frank has been the Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Preventive Medicine, the Editor of the student component of JAMA, and has served on the editorial boards of several medical journals. She wrote a health series for Vogue magazine, and was the health reporter for the central Georgia ABC affiliate, a full time medical editor for Lifetime Medical Television, and a health reporter for Medical News Network. She is past U.S. President of Physicians for Social Responsibility.