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:

    • Global Health
    • Health Professions Workforce
    • Primary Care Research
    • Quality Improvement in Health Care
    • Health Disparities
    • Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention
    • Reproductive & Women's Health
    • Occupational Health
    • Environmental Health
    • Life Course Epidemiology & Health
    • Emergency Preparedness & Disaster
    • Substance Abuse


Joseph Stanford, MD
Joseph B. Stanford, MD, MSPH
* Professor
* Vice-Chair for Research
* Chair, Research & Scholarship Committee
* Chair, DFPM Health Studies Funds
* Chair, DFPM FARA Committee
* Director,  Office of Cooperative Reproductive

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood, PhD
* Director, Research & Scholarship