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The mission of the Family Medicine Research Center (FMRC) is to engage in research and scholarship which contributes to the education of family medicine residents, supports the provision of high quality cost-effective health care, contributes to a scientific understanding of health care processes and outcomes, and which improves health outcomes within the general community.

Areas of Interest:

  • Health care disparities
  • Obesity Management
  • Determinants of community health
  • Linking primary care & public health
  • Primary care practice re-design
  • Chronic disease management in primary care
  • Educational outcomes

Recent and On-going Faculty and Resident Research Projects in the Family Medicine Research Center

  • An Obesity Related Assessment to Support the Primary Care Medical Home
  • Improving Weight Management in Primary Care with Better Sleep
  • Improving Weight Management in Primary Care with Telecommunications Technology
  • Improving Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care
  • A Nursing Insulin Titration Intervention in Primary Care
  • Standing Orders and Influenza Vaccination Patterns in Primary Care
  • Assessing Health Care Disparities and Culturally Competent Care in Family Medicine
  • Comparing Electronic Medical Record Diabetes Registry Information with Information from other Interfaces
  • Revisiting the relationship between number of Diabetes Planned Visits and A1c, LDL, or BP levels
  • A Novel Computer Simulation of Health Disparities in Summit County