Department Research

Our Mission

Through the discovery, translation, and dissemination of family medicine knowledge,we strive to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, with an emphasis on chronic conditions.

Our commitment to research is strong and ongoing. We are confident that our efforts to discover and share family medicine knowledge and technology will continue to impact physicians’ approach to primary care and improve health for patients across the nation.

Researchers in our department have skills in a variety of investigative designs and analyses applicable to family medicine research. These skills include experience with epidemiological research, health services research, survey research, clinical trials, and qualitative research.

In 1979, our department established a fellowship program designed to prepare family physicians for careers in academic medicine. Through the years family medicine fellows have strengthened the research efforts of our department.

Richelle Koopman, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Director of Research