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Family & Community Medicine Research

Welcome to the Research Home of Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DCFM)

Our mission is to continuously generate and disseminate knowledge through the conduct of high quality, timely, and relevant research, especially that which enhances patient care and which impacts socially complex patients and communities. Our researchers work to address issues that impact the provision of comprehensive, population and evidence-based care, with a special focus on prevention and chronic disease management. In conjunction with community partners, we strive to eliminate health disparities and promote wellness through planning, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that impact the health of the communities we serve. 

We have a strong commitment to patient-centered outcomes research and integrated community health interventions.  Equally as strong is our commitment to preparing current and future health professionals who meet the needs of diverse and marginalized populations.

In 2011 Jefferson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine received an Academic Administrative Unit grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  This HRSA grant funds our Patient Centered Medical Home Research, Training and Dissemination Center (The Jefferson Medical Home Academic Center, or Jeff-MHAC).

The Department of Family and Community Medicine has active research projects in both clinical practice and medicine, and community medicine and health. Click here to learn about our active clinical trials.