Global Primary Care

Global Primary Care

Current Projects


The Japan-U.S. Medical Education and Exchange Project of the University of Michigan

Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Principal Investigator

Funded by Japanese Business Society of Detroit Foundation

The purpose of this project is to continue educational lectures for the Japanese community at the Japanese Business Society of Detroit. This project will continue development of culturally appropriate educational materials for Japanese patients. It will assess overseas Japanese people's lifestyle changes to determine what interventions are necessary to reduce their medical risks from exposure to unhealthy aspects of U.S. lifestyles.

Perinatal Mental Health Prevalence and Needs Assessment in Ghana, West Africa

Katherine J. Gold, M.D., M.S.W., M.S., Principal Investigator

Funded by University of Michigan GlobalREACH, Small Group Research and Educational Travel Grants

This project aims to use medical students to collect primary data to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression among mothers in Ghana, West Africa presenting with a sick infant for care at an urban teaching hospital.

Shizuoka-University of Michigan Advanced Residency Training and Exchange Research in Family Medicine (SMARTER Family Medicine) Project

Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Principal Investigator

Funded by Shizuoka Prefectural Government, Japan

Culturally This proposal seeks to develop a Japan/US training exchange to provide advanced and clinical teaching skills to Japanese Family Physicians in both inpatient and outpatient community settings. Since family medicine training should occur in the setting where it will be practiced, we propose to establish and evaluate the effectiveness of koki family medicine residency training programs in Mori Machi and Kikugawa Cho in Shizuoka Prefecture.