Research Areas


Family Medicine’s research mission is to conduct high quality research that informs an evidence base for patient-centered primary care.

Our vision is:

What We Study

Our researchers study a variety of topics important to Family Medicine including chronic disease management and prevention, chronic pain and opioid use, and social determinants of health.

These are the vital areas where our interest and research is making a difference in the lives and health of our community:

  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Chronic Disease Management and Care Management
  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Management
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Technology and mHealth
  • Behavioral and Mental Health in Primary Care
  • Policy and Primary Care Workforce Development


Jodi Holtop, PhD, MCHES
Vice Chair for Research