Family Medicine

Areas of Research

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has rapidly expanded since the department was established in 1997. Through research, the Department strives to improve the health and health care for primary care patients locally and nationally. The faculty, fellows and residents have a broad range of research interests:

  • Aging
  • Alternative and complementary medicine
  • Bioethics
  • Cancer prevention
  • Depression
  • End–of–life/palliative care
  • Genetics and clinical decision–making
  • Geriatrics
  • History of disease and public health
  • Improving birth outcomes
  • Improving literacy
  • Improving neonatal medical care
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Maternal health
  • Medical education
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics
  • Primary care bioethics
  • Reproductive health
  • Women's health