Research and Innovation

National leaders in practice-based, community participatory, and practice redesign and improvement research.

Jodi Holtrop Associate Vice Chair for Research Department of Family Medicine

Jodi Holtrop, PhD, MCHES
Vice Chair for Research

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine - Research & Innovation.

Our research mission is simple: To improve community health and well-being through high-quality research in patient-centered family medicine using holistic and integrative models of health. 

We are innovators and experts in the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through translational and practice-based research. 

We serve as the primary resource for family medicine practices, by providing knowledge, health information technology and practice transformation tools and guidance to satisfy the Quadruple Aim of improving the health of populations, enhancing the experience of care for individuals, reducing the per capita cost of health care, and attaining joy in work. 

We continuously push to expand the reach of our practice-based research networks to more effectively support practices, share information, develop and sustain a dynamic learning community and bring value to our stakeholders by answering their questions.

We are here for you, your community, and your health.

The Answer Bank

Help For Family Medicine Practices In The Time Of COVID-19


Jodi Holtrop, PhD, MCHES
Vice Chair for Research

Carlee Kreisel, MPH 
Research Services Specialist
(For website updates)


Best Departments of Family Medicine

*US News & World Report Rankings 2023*



Dedicated to your