Dr. Cardarelli, Chair, joined the department in 2013 as Professor and Chief of Community Medicine (now called Population Medicine), where he built an academic division focused on population medicine education across a spectrum of learners and what has become central home for the research activities across the department, including serving as director of the Kentucky Ambulatory (PBRN) Network (KAN).
He received his doctor of osteopathy and master of public health degrees from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth and his master in health administration from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cardarelli completed a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Faculty Development at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Cardarelli’s career includes numerous past leadership positions in clinical care, research, health administration, and academics in Texas and now in Kentucky. He is recognized as an active researcher in implementation science and clinic transformation research in chronic pain management, lung cancer screening, tobacco cessation, care transitions, and cardiovascular health. He has been funded by NIH and other federal and nonfederal organizations throughout his career. He continues to educate medical students during their Family Medicine clerkship and the UK Family Medicine residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.
Faculty RankChair, Department of Family and Population MedicineProfessor of Family and Community Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Faculty Development, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Certifications and Special Training
American Board of Family Medicine
- Systematic Review of Ambulatory Transitional Care Management (TCM) Visits on Hospital 30-Day Readmission Rates.
Roper KL, Ballard J, Rankin W, Cardarelli R. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Dec 1.
- Identifying Community Perspectives for a Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign in Appalachia Kentucky: The Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) Study.
Cardarelli R, Roper KL, Cardarelli K, Feltner FJ, Prater S, Ledford KM, Justice B, Reese DR, Wagner P, Cantrell C. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep 28.
- Suicide risk and mental health co-morbidities in a probationer population.
Cardarelli R, Balyakina E, Malone K, Fulda KG, Ellison M, Sivernell R, Shabu T. Community Ment Health J. 2015 Feb;51(2):145-52.
- The Association of Free Testosterone Levels in Men and Lifestyle Factors and Chronic Disease Status: A North Texas Healthy Heart Study.
Cardarelli R, Singh M, Meyer J, Balyakina E, Perez O, King M. J Prim Care Community Health. 2014 Jul;5(3):173-9
- Incidental computer tomography radiologic findings through research participation in the North Texas Healthy Heart Study.
Espinoza A, Malone K, Balyakina E, Fulda KG, Cardarelli R. J Am Board Fam Med. 27(3):314-20.
- Systematic Review of Ambulatory Transitional Care Management (TCM) Visits on Hospital 30-Day Readmission Rates. Roper KL, Ballard J, Rankin W, Cardarelli R. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Dec 1.
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