The mission of the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine research team 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 of Department Research and Innovation
* Director of Health Studies Funds
* Director, Office of Cooperative Reproductive

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood, PhD
* Director, Research and Innovation