Family and Community Medicine

Research within the Department of Family and Community Medicine has grown exponentially in recent years. The work reflects both the diversity of our patient population and the vast spectrum of interests among our primary care clinician-researchers.

Learn More About Family and Community Medicine

The Department of Family and Community Medicine has a strong history of collaborative research efforts with other departments, including general internal medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, and public health sciences.

Research areas include:

  • Health disparities and underserved populations
  • Medical education
  • Patient self-support
  • Primary care quality improvement
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Integrative medicine
  • Caregiver support
  • Global health research

Alan Adelman, MD, is Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Read more about Dr. Adelman here.

A variety of continuing education programs are available in family and community medicine. When available, registration links appear below.

Contact Us

To speak to someone about family and community medicine research, please call 717-531-8187 or email