The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) ranked DFPM #3 for NIH funding among all U.S. family medicine departments for the year 2021. DFPM holds the highest BRIMR ranking in the UU School of Medicine.
The mission of the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine research is to expand the possibilities of health through discovering the determinants of health and developing evidence to improve health.
The department primarily focuses on these research areas:
Health Professions Workforce
Primary Care Research
Quality Improvement in Health Care
Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention
Reproductive & Women's Health
Life Course Epidemiology & Health
Emergency Preparedness & Disaster
Joseph B. Stanford, MD, MSPH, CFCMC
Vice Chair, Research
Director, Health Studies Fund
Chair, Research and Scholarship Committee