An internationally-recognized research organization focused on increasing the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and sustainability of primary care. We conduct research and develop methods to answer vital healthcare questions in collaboration with colleagues in diverse disciplines and settings. We disseminate results to health practitioners and policymakers locally, nationally and internationally, aiming to inform practice and policy.Publications Research Team
Health Workforce Studies
The health workforce is the backbone of any health care delivery system. Our research group houses three federally funded centers conducting quality research necessary to develop a strong and quality health workforce in the US…
Rural Health Research
Rural U.S. residents overall are poorer, have a higher burden of disease, are more likely to live in Health Professional Shortage Areas, and travel farther to access health care than their urban counterparts. Our research aims to inform local, regional, and national policy and practice to improve the health of vulnerable and minority rural populations…
WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN)
The WPRN is a network of more than 80 primary care practices across the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region that collaborate on research.
Cancer Prevention and Detection
Effective cancer screening tests reduce morbidity and mortality related to cancer. However, use of effective cancer screening tests among eligible individuals remains below national targets. Our research group is working with primary care practices, health systems…
Integrated Behavioral Health
Our research aims to address discovery and dissemination of evidence informed mental and behavioral health treatments in primary care to address mental and physical health conditions.
Primary Care Innovation Lab
The PCI Lab researches the design, development, testing and implementation of new technologies and innovations in primary care.
Treatment and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders
Our collaborative research is testing strategies to support primary care practice change that can lower the risks of death and drug overdose among patients who are taking opioid medications for chronic non-cancer pain….
Clinical Research Informatics
Clinical Research Informatics is a subdiscipline within biomedical informatics (an interdisciplinary field that studies use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge to improve human health) focused on development of informatics theories, tools, and solutions to accelerate translational science.
Reproductive and Women’s Health
Family Medicine researchers work within the Division of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our mission is to investigate critical clinical questions and conduct innovative research to advance the field of family planning…