Research at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health generates new knowledge to improve the health of individuals, families and communities.

With grant support from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies, our investigators are:

  • tackling health care’s biggest challenges, such as obesity, addiction and disease prevention;
  • researching how mindfulness meditation and other complementary approaches to medicine can promote health;
  • improving real-world primary care delivery through practice based research; and
  • analyzing electronic health record data to determine predictors of population health.

Learn more about our research projects, our scholarly activity and the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN), our statewide practice-based research network.

Key Research Facts

  • $8.8M in grant awards in FY19. Research interests include addiction and substance misuse prevention and treatment, infectious disease surveillance and systems-engineering approaches for improving ambulatory care. Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) also conducts research in partnership with primary care clinicians and communities statewide.

For more details view Annual Reports.