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.

Current research foci include:

  • chronic disease epidemiological studies across the life course
  • community-based interventions to combat social and environmental risk factors for chronic disease
  • occupational epidemiology
  • health services research, especially relating to the role of physician assistants and family physicians
  • global health

The research is supported by:

Join us for Research & Scholarship Day on Oct. 1, 2019

The Department of Family Medicine & Community Health is hosting a Research & Scholarship Day on October 1 from 12 to 4 pm at Trent Semans Center, Atrium and Great Hall, to showcase the work of department faculty, staff, and learners. Light snacks will be provided.

Topics could include: health care workforce, global health, opioid education, faculty development, health disparities, and more!


Research Resources

The Duke Family Medicine and Community Health is committed to the success of our research faculty and trainees. Access the many resources available to you in the department at and Duke, including Duke's primary research portal myRESEARCHhome.

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