About Our Research

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has a diverse portfolio of research that focuses on enhancing the quality of care delivered in primary care settings. This portfolio highlights the disciplinary diversity of our research faculty while at the same time underscores the close collaborations and sharing among investigators. Health equity is a strong focus of our faculty intervention research that spans the lifespan – from enhancing pediatric literacy in primary care settings, to building and testing interventions for elder and hospice care patients and their care givers. Our Division is on the forefront developing and adopting innovative research methods to meet the challenges of studying the unique features of primary care. As well, Division faculty are closely associated with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigating strategies to enhance cancer prevention and early detection, and quality of care for cancer survivors. Behavioral health integration within primary care is a focus. Our team also looks at implementation of health information technology (HIT) and organizational change strategies for successful transformation of practice. 

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