family medicine research faculty

Our success as a leading family medicine research group goes far beyond success in grant funding. We strive to foster a supportive and inclusive academic research environment. An atmosphere of evidence-based inquiry, rigor, and excellence pervades, and scholarly activities are encouraged and valued. Our faculty members hold editorial board and manuscript review positions on a wide range of academic research publications, including every major family medicine journal. U-M Family Medicine faculty are also passionate leaders and contributors in several national and international health organizations, with leadership positions in: 



Training the Next Generation of Clinician Scientists

Family Medicine and National Clinician Scholars Program

The department of family medicine has a strong presence as faculty instructors, mentors, alumni, and current members of the the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) program, formerly the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

A number of our current faculty were alumni of the National Clinical Scholars and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Programs, including Associate Chair of Research, Caroline Richardson, M.D.; Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.; Katherine J. Gold, M.D., M.S.W., M.S.Tammy Chang, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.; Alicia J. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc.; and Cornelius Jamison, M.D., M.S.P.H..

The department research group also supports two-year postdoctoral research fellowships.

Our research programs are committed to an ethical and humanitarian approach to improving the quality of primary medical care. To find more information about current research projects in Family Medicine, please browse our highlighted Research Areas below, get up-to-date info on our News page, or explore our Research faculty profiles