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: