Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


Our Mission

Our research program examines issues that impact the provision of comprehensive, population and evidence-based care and centers on issues of prevention and chronic disease management.  In conjunction with community partners, we identify obstacles to the achievement of maximal health status of community residents and join in the planning, implementation and description of interventions that impact the health of these communities.

Research Overview

Our faculty have active research programs and projects in both clinical practice and medicine, and community medicine and health. Our core research areas are: cancer screening and prevention, refugee health program evaluation and epidemiology, geriatrics and palliative care research, patient-centered outcomes research, chronic care management implementation and evaluation, and community outreach and homelessness prevention. In addition to these core areas, faculty conduct research in sports medicine, LGBT health, and other areas. We also have an active clinical trials group.

Information for Learners

Students, residents and fellows are an integral part of the research mission of the department. Medical students may do summer research in the department through Jefferson’s summer research programs for undergraduates. We also have a Faculty Development Research Fellowship. Jefferson’s student research page is here.

Contact us for questions and/ or comments about research in the DFCM