Kevin A. Pearce, MD, MPH

Clinical interests

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • Hypertension

Kevin A. Pearce, MD, MPH


My name is Kevin A. Pearce; I received my medical degree from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville. I then completed a fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis, where I also earned a Master of Public Health degree.

I am certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Faculty rank

Professor of Family and Community Medicine


University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville

Medical College of Virginia, Vienna

University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minneapolis

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Family Medicine

Family and Community Medicine

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2195 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington KY 40504-3504

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  1. Pearce KA, Jarrett TD, Scutchfield FD, Talbert JC, Bolt WD, Barron MA, Houlihan JM, Dignan MB. Research Partnerships with Healthcare Providers in Rural Community Health Centers: Needs and Challenges in Diabetes Research. Public Health Front. 2015 Mar;4(1):1-6.
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  2. Riddell MC, Sandford KG, Johnson AO, Steltenkamp C, Pearce KA. Achieving meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) in primary care: Proposed critical processes from the Kentucky Ambulatory Network (KAN). J Am Board Fam Med. 27(6):772-9.
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  3. Fleming ST, Schoenberg NE, Tarasenko YN, Pearce KA. Prevalence of colorectal cancer screening among a multimorbid rural Appalachian population. South Med J. 2011 Dec; 104(12):811-8. PMID: 22089360.
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  4. Migongo AW, Charnigo R, Love MM, Kryscio R, Fleming ST, Pearce KA. Factors relating to patient visit time with a physician. Med Decis Making. 2012 Jan-Feb; 32(1):93-104. PMID: 21393556.
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  5. Dearinger AT, Howard A, Ingram R, Wilding S, Scutchfield D, Pearce KA, Hall B. Communication efforts among local health departments and health care professionals during the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011 Jan-Feb; 17(1):45-51. PMID: 21135660.
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  6. Bale PW, Pearce K. The role of primary care physicians in the prevention and management of colorectal cancer. J Ky Med Assoc. 2009 Mar; 107(3):88-92. PMID: 19361079.
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  7. Kelly KM, Love MM, Pearce KA, Porter K, Barron MA, Andrykowski M. Cancer risk assessment by rural and Appalachian family medicine physicians. J Rural Health. 2009; 25(4):372-7. PMID: 19780917.
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  8. Pearce KA, Love MM, Shelton BJ, Schoenberg NE, Williamson MA, Barron MA, Houlihan JM. Cardiovascular risk education and social support (CaRESS): report of a randomized controlled trial from the Kentucky Ambulatory Network (KAN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Jul-Aug; 21(4):269-81. PMID: 18612053.
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  9. Wood RL, Love MM, Pearce KA. Practice content in residency practice compared with community practice: a study by the Kentucky Ambulatory Network. J Ky Med Assoc. 2007 Mar; 105(3):111-6. PMID: 17402318.
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  10. Fleming ST, McDavid K, Pearce K, Pavlov D. Comorbidities and the risk of late-stage prostate cancer. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:2460-70. PMID: 17619718.
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  11. Flannery MA, Love MM, Pearce KA, Luan JJ, Elder WG. Communication about complementary and alternative medicine: perspectives of primary care clinicians. Altern Ther Health Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 12(1):56-63. PMID: 16454148.
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  12. Love MM, Pearce KA, Williamson MA, Barron MA, Shelton BJ. Patients, practices, and relationships: challenges and lessons learned from the Kentucky Ambulatory Network (KAN) CaRESS clinical trial. J Am Board Fam Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 19(1):75-84. PMID: 16492009.
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  13. Andrews JE, Pearce KA, Ireson C, Love MM. Information-seeking behaviors of practitioners in a primary care practice-based research network (PBRN). J Med Libr Assoc. 2005 Apr; 93(2):206-12. PMID: 15858623.
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  14. Pearce KA, Love MM, Barron MA, Matheny SC, Mahfoud Z. How and why to study the practice content of a practice-based research network. Ann Fam Med. 2004 Sep-Oct; 2(5):425-8. PMID: 15506575.
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  15. Curd P, Pearce K, Schumacher K. Physician roles in improving cardiovascular health: counseling patients and involvement in the community. J Ky Med Assoc. 2004 Sep; 102(9):433-42. PMID: 15481905.
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  16. Killip S, Mahfoud Z, Pearce K. What is an intracluster correlation coefficient? Crucial concepts for primary care researchers. Ann Fam Med. 2004 May-Jun; 2(3):204-8. PMID: 15209195.
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  17. Andrews JE, Pearce KA, Sydney C, Ireson C, Love M. Current state of information technology use in a US primary care practice-based research network. Inform Prim Care. 2004; 12(1):11-8. PMID: 15140348.
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  18. Fleming ST, Pearce KA, McDavid K, Pavlov D. The development and validation of a comorbidity index for prostate cancer among Black men. J Clin Epidemiol. 2003 Nov; 56(11):1064-75. PMID: 14614997.
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  19. Pearce KA, Elam C, Jarecky RK. Can we identify medical students at admission who will enter primary care residencies? J Ky Med Assoc. 2003 Apr; 101(4):147-52. PMID: 12710249.
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  20. Samaan R, Nemes A, Pearce K, Matheny S, Crockett S, Seydel K. Ambulatory diagnoses-cluster statistics of patient visits at a clinic in the Amazon Region of Ecuador. Rural Remote Health. 2001 Jan-Dec; 1(1):103. PMID: 15869370.
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  21. Pearce KA, Boosalis MG, Yeager B. Update on vitamin supplements for the prevention of coronary disease and stroke. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Sep 15; 62(6):1359-66. PMID: 11011864.
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  22. Kirk JK, Pearce KA, Michielutte R, Summerson JH. Troglitazone or metformin in combination with sulfonylureas for patients with type 2 diabetes? J Fam Pract. 1999 Nov; 48(11):879-82. PMID: 10907625.
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  23. Pearce KA, Evans GW, Summerson J, Rao JS. Comparisons of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and repeated office measurements in primary care. J Fam Pract. 1997 Nov; 45(5):426-33. PMID: 9374969.
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  24. Sharp PC, Pearce KA, Konen JC, Knudson MP. Using standardized patient instructors to teach health promotion interviewing skills. Fam Med. 1996 Feb; 28(2):103-6. PMID: 8932489.
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  25. Pearce KA, Grimm RH, Rao S, Svendsen K, Liebson PR, Neaton JD, Ensrud K. Population-derived comparisons of ambulatory and office blood pressures. Implications for the determination of usual blood pressure and the concept of white coat hypertension. Arch Intern Med. 1992 Apr; 152(4):750-6. PMID: 1558432.
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