James W. Mold, MD, MPH is a George Lynn Cross Emeritus Research Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  While Dr. Mold retired from the University in November, 2014, he continues to be involved in building OPHIC through an arrangement with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).  The founder and, for many years, Research Director of the Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN) , a very successful primary care practice-based research network, he pioneered approaches to quality improvement in primary care medical practices. Those innovations have merited national attention, and many other organizations and networks have adopted his innovative methods.  Until his retirement, he was co-Director of the Community Engagement Key Component Activity for the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources and continues to be involved in this activity through OMRF.  He is the author or co-author of more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2008.  Most recently, Dr. Mold and his colleagues have developed the conceptual basis for a primary health care extension system through which innovations can be more efficiently disseminated, implemented, and diffused, and gaps between the public health, mental health, and private practice systems can be narrowed.  He has also proposed a new conceptual model of health care called “goal-directed care” or “prioritized care” and has helped to create novel software adapting health risk appraisal techniques for clinical use.