The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) has an active research area, working to enhance partnerships with other academic departments and institutions and speed the uptake of innovations into practice.

Research Areas

Our research is organized into the following areas:

  • Health disparities. Developing solutions to eliminate health inequities and remove barriers to care.
  • Healthcare delivery. Evaluating delivery models for care, service, and education in U of M family medicine residencies and other primary care settings.
  • Population health. Improving clinical and community population health (e.g., women's health, sports medicine, healthy eating across the lifespan).

Research Resources

Access the Research Division's new Google site devoted to research that is easily accessible to all in the department. This site serves to connect DFMCH faculty, residents, and staff with resources and services available to them to support their research endeavors and current research projects.

#1 Family Medicine Department in NIH Funding Nationwide

We currently rank first in the nation among National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments! (Source: Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2023)

Part of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network

The department is a member of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), a grassroots effort to make evidence-based family medicine and clinical scholarship more accessible to family physicians in clinical practice.

Practice Based Research Networks

Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans. Click here to learn more.