About Our Research Program
The core goal of the Program is to foster high-quality research and development of career themes. Each Fellow works in close collaboration with a faculty mentor to develop one or more research projects, either utilizing data resources generated from studies by individual mentors or other data sources, such as secondary databases. Numerous databases are available at each site including national health surveys and Medicare databases. Research projects may employ any or all of the methodological disciplines that are included in the academic curriculum and may focus on the clinical or content area of the Fellow's choosing.
Prior Fellows have chosen many different techniques and topics for their research. Some techniques include epidemiology, outcomes research, decision analysis, health services research, and practice variation, while topics include clinical epidemiology, health policy, technology assessment, access and equity in health care, health disparities, medical education, quality improvement, cost effectiveness, disease prevention, substance abuse, health promotion, medical ethics, and medical informatics.
Fellows present their plans and research-in-progress at conferences within the Program. They are encouraged and expected to present their findings at regional and national meetings of organizations such as the Society of General Internal Medicine, Academy Health and the Society for Medical Decision Making.