Lisa Chacko, MD, MPH

Lisa Chacko

Lisa Chacko, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Medical Director for Acorn Clinic
1707 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

Contact Information
Phone: (352) 265-9555
Fax: (352) 265-9584

Professional Biography

Dr. Lisa Chacko joined the University of Florida College of Medicine in September 2016 as assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine. Dr. Chacko received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Public Health from the University of Florida, and her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest include health policy, primary care innovation, and access to care.


Residency University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Family Medicine
MD University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MPH University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Policy Management
BA University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Spanish and Pre-Medicine

Honors and Awards 

  • Invited Participant, National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Forum (2019)
  • Member of Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Omega, the Public Health Honor Society at the University of Florida (2019)
  • Primary Care Leadership and Innovation Academy (2016)

Certifications and Professional Organizations 

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Board Certified – American Board of Family Medicine
  • Alachua County Healthcare Safety Net Collaborative
  • H. James Free Center Annual Conference Primary Care Innovation Planning Committee
  • UF Health Community Engagement Committee
  • UF Health Eastside Community Health Task Force
  • UF Health EEPC ED Care Redesign Super Utilizer Task Force

Academic Interests

  • Access to Primary Care
  • Population Health Management
  • Underserved Communities
  • Primary Care Innovation

Recent Publications 

  • Porter M, Quillen D, Agana D, Chacko L, Lynch K, Bielick L, Fu X, Yang Y and Carek P. Are Patients Frequently Readmitted to the Hospital Different from the Other Admitted Patients?Am Board Fam Med January-February 2019; 32:584.
  • Dietrich E, Davis, PharmD K, Chacko L, Bielick L, Quillen D, Feller D, Porter M, Malaty J, Carek P.  Comparison of Factors Identified by Patients and Physicians Associated with Hospital Readmission (COMPARE2). Southern Medical Journal. 2018. (SMJ-18-102R1).
  • Schentrup D, Whalen K, Black E, Blue A, Chacko L. Building Interprofessional Team Effectiveness in a Nurse-Led Rural Health Center. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 12; 86-90. 2018.
  • Porter M, Chacko LR. Antiepileptic Drugs After First Unprovoked Seizure. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Feb 1;95(3): Online.
  • Phipps EJ, Chacko LR, Fassbender JE, Allison KC, Sarwer SB, Wallace SL, Tan-Torres S, Bowman MA, Wadden TA, Kumanyika SK. Provider views of the feasibility and utility of lifestyle obesity treatment in primary care: Insights from the Think Health! Study. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2015;3(1):77-82.
  • Chacko LR, Chacko SA. (2010). Modern Public Health Systems. In E. Andreson, E. Defries Bouldin (Eds.), Public Health Foundations: Concepts and Practice (pp. 25-47). San Francisco, USA: Jossey-Bass.