Research

Stanford Family Medicine strives to engage in and promote primary care and prevention research focused on local, regional, national and international health issues. Faculty in the O'Connor Family Medicine Residency, Primary Care Associate Program, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford Family Medicine Clinic, Area Health Education Center and others conduct research in chronic care, personalized medicine, epidemiology, ethnogeriatrics, education,  integrative medicine and community health.  

  • Casey Crump, MD, PhD. Social determinants of health: long term health outcomes of preterm birth; hereditary and environmental influences on psychosocial conditions; neighborhood-level contextual effects on health.

  • Sean David, MD, Dr Phil. Genetic influences on smoking with emphasis on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics. Recently published: Phased Whole-Genome Genetic Risk in a Family Quartet Using a Major Allele Reference Sequence. See video describing Stanford Family Medicine perspective on Personalized Medicine.

  • Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS. Evaluation of academic-community programs for health professionals in medically underserved areas.

  • Joseph Hopkins, MD, MMM. Designing and evaluating leadership development programs at an academic medical center. Developing physician professionalism; interventions for physicians demonstrating unprofessional behavior.

  • Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH. Improving care for patients with chronic illness; empowering youth as self- management coaches for diabetic family members; ethnogeriatrics in patient care and medical education.

  • Eunice Rodriquez, PhD. Social epidemiology within public health and evaluation of health and social programs.

  • Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, depression and aging, caregiver support

  • Gwen Yeo, PhD, ethnogeriatrics

  • Erika Schillinger, MD. Patient experiences of student professionalism and communication, compared with standardized patients: Behavioral correlates of exceptional professionalism.

  • Grace Chen Yu, MD. Improving chronic illness care education for residents and medical students, alternative models of care delivery through group visits and internet self-management models, patient attachment styles and their effect on chronic illness control.

  • Eva Weinlander, MD. Mind body medicine and chronic disease management.