General Medical Disciplines In the Department of Medicine (Formerly General Internal Medicine and Family & Community Medicine)

Family Medicine Research

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.

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

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.

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.

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