About the Research Division
In alignment with the mission and goals of the Family and Community Medicine Department, the research division strives to expand our knowledge, understanding and ability to provide quality primary care for our region and produce research that can improve care for all.
The research division fulfills three main functions within the department:
- We serve as a team of dedicated primary care researchers, committed to long term research agendas, supported by external funding.
- We support scholarship by all faculty members within the Department, including educators and clinicians, with study design and implementation expertise and support staff assistance.
- We strive to identify, train and mentor medical students, residents and other faculty in the importance of primary care research.
Our researchers have received federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as well as from foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Patient Safety Foundation, and the American Academy of Family Physician’s Foundation. We publish our work in peer reviewed journals and present our findings at regional, national and international meetings.
Like the practice of family medicine, our research is diverse and broad in scope, as can be seen by reviewing our active research and our monthly research newsletter. In designing and performing our research, we always come back to the most essential question for primary care research: "How will this work improve the lives of our patients?"
Chris White, MD
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Director of Research
Saundra Regan, PhD
Research Scientist and Associate Director of Research