Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

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Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE

School of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Professor

Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, FAAFP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, where he also is the Director of Community Programs as well as the Director of the Mixed Methods Research Lab.
Professor Cronholm’s research focuses on integrating trauma-informed approaches and primary prevention strategies into systems of primary care. He has a particular interest in identifying and working with perpetrators of intimate partner violence.
Dr. Cronholm is on the Board of Directors and past-Chair of the Education, Research and Scientific Programs Committee for the Academy of Violence and Abuse and was the Co-Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Violence Education and Prevention.




Wade R Jr, Cronholm PF, Fein JA, Forke CM, Davis MB, Harkins-Schwarz M, Pachter LM, Bair-Merritt MH. Household and community-level Adverse Childhood Experiences and adult health outcomes in a diverse urban population. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2016;52:135-45. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.11.021.


Cronholm PF, Forke CM, Wade R, Bair-Merritt MH, Davis M, Harkins-Schwarz M, Pachter LM, Fein JA: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Expanding the concept of adversity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015;49(3):354-361, 


Cronholm PF, Singh V, Fogarty CT, Ambuel B: Trends in violence education in family medicine residency curricula. Family Medicine, 2014;46(8):620-625.


Cronholm PF, Ismailji T, Mettner J: Academy on Violence and Abuse: Highlights of Proceedings from the 2011 Conference, "Toward a New Understanding" Trauma, Violence, and Abuse 2013;14(4):271-281, 


Keeshin B, Cronholm PF, Strawn J: Physiologic changes associated with violence and abuse exposure: An examination of related medical conditions. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 2012;13(1):41-56.


More publications can be found here.