Research Centers and Programs
The Division of General Medicine’s research program has grown over two decades to about $20 million per year in federal funding. The division has multi-disciplinary strength in areas that include epidemiology, health behavior, behavioral medicine, psychology, and health services research. Specific areas of research focus include cardiovascular epidemiology and modeling of prevention and treatment strategies, hypertension, epidemiology of chronic pulmonary diseases, research on disparities in health and aging, and behavioral and psychosocial determinants and interventions for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The division also hosts the Program in Narrative Medicine, which includes research on the use of narrative to promote reflection in clinical education and practice.