Family Medicine and Community Health Research

We are committed to developing and leading cutting-edge research that advances primary care knowledge and practice, addresses barriers to health equity, and generates evidence for the formulation of health policy.  While engaging a variety of important research topics, we have several key areas of focus:

  • Racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Patient-centered care
  • Health information technology
  • Integration of behavioral health care and primary care
  • Women’s health in the primary care setting

Research projects at the Department have received support from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, New York State Department of Health, and a variety of private foundations.  Our faculty’s research has resulted in numerous publications in leading medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The BMJ, and the Annals of Family Medicine. Faculty has also shared knowledge at national and international meetings.  As the first department of its kind at an academic medical center in Manhattan, we have a dynamic, collaborative environment for conducting meaningful research to improve primary care and community health.