Duke Family Medicine and Community Health's diverse group of full-time researchers, as well as clinical faculty, are actively engaged in a wide variety of disciplines with research encompassing a broad collection of clinical, community and population health research programs, drawing on an eclectic set of analytical methods and tools. Department researchers collaborate extensively with community partners and clinicians across the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke’s three campuses (Durham, Singapore and Kunshan), and beyond. Faculty research interests include:
Our researchers explore topics across the care continuum, including cardiovascular disease prevention and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and delivery models.
Our researchers have expertise in the role of the built environment and geospatial factors related to health outcomes. This includes the use of parks in health and fitness interventions.
Projects include working to explore implementation science in low- and middle-income countries, explorations of vaccines in Africa and South America, HIV treatment in African nations, and aging in Asian nations.
Our faculty are leaders in health services research — especially relating to the role of PAs and family physicians — with scholarly interests in patient-centered medical homes, the PA workforce, and team-based care models.
Specialties include prenatal care, infant health and outcomes, the link between early childhood outcomes and behaviors with later chronic disease prevalence, and older-adult health including the epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease.
Risk & Social Determinants
Several projects explore the social determinants of health, taking a multi-level socioecological approach to the causes of disparitise in health outcomes and health care utilization.
The research is supported by: