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Research Interests

We are interested in learning more about our faculty's research interests. Please complete this brief survey to provide your input. 


Research Interests by Topic:

  • Cancer Research: For Family Medicine faculty interested in cancer research, please complete this survey.

Research Interests by Faculty Member:

Suraj A. Achar, MD

  • Sports medicine (anabolic steroid use, performance enhancers, adolescent health)
  • Medicine and the law
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
  • Advanced MRI techniques for OA AND MENISCAL TEAR
  • Sports medicine (anabolic steroid use, performance enhancers, adolescent health)
  • Medicine and the law
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Delay in diagnosis

Timothy Barounis, MD

  • Obstetrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Medical ethics

David Bazzo, MD

  • Sport med
  • Physician quality
  • Aging physician

Ellen Beck, MD

  • Health care of underserved

Patricia Brady, MD

  • Primary Care
  • Ob/GYN
  • Women's health
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Exercise
  • Medical student education
  • Tuburculosis

Julie Celebi, MD

  • Family centered maternity care
  • LGBT healthcare/disparities, and inter-professional education/collaboration
  • Shared decision-making

Laura DiPaolo, MD 

  • Aging
  • Sleep
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
  • Nutrition
  • Resident education

Amelia Eastman, MD

  • Sports concussion
  • Back pain in workers
  • Validating objective physical activity and performance measures

Rina Edi, MD

  • Smoking cessation (Individual and population based approaches to smoking cessation, long term e-cigarette use and smoking cessation, physician attitudes and use of E-cigarettes)
  • Women's Health (Point of care testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea)

Melanie Fiorella, MD

  • Primary Care
  • Ob/GYN

Jake Fleming, MD

  • Mind-body connection
  • Global health in Fiji

David Folsom, MD, MPH

  • Health care of older homeless

Geneen Gin, DO

  • Primary Care
  • Ob/GYN

Amy Guigliano, MD

  • Family Medicine

Esmatullah Hatamy, MD

  • Development of patient education materials (for Afghanis)

Tyson Ikeda, MD

  • Primary care education
  • Group medical visits
  • "Energy" (diet, exercise)
  • Patient centered medical home

Michelle Johnson, MD

  • Health Disparities
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Satisfaction
  • Medical Student Education

Martin Kabongo, MD, PhD

  • Primary care
  • Community-based research
  • Dermatology training
  • Global Health
  • Error prevention

Gene Kallenberg, MD

  • Chronic disease management (diabetes)
  • Mental/behavioral health and primary care: screening approaches; collaborative care
  • Health services: Continuity of care and panel complexity

Hollis King, DO, PhD

  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Intraocular Pressure Lowering in Glaucoma, Parkinson's disease, dementia/Alzheimer's, balance and equilibrium, plagiocephaly in children, prenatal OMT, the doctor-patient relationship, and cranial manipulation

Mike Kurisu, DO

  • Osteopathic Medicine (Glaucoma Intraocular pressure study, BI headache study, Parkinsons Disease Study, Quantified Osteopathic Self)
  • Integrative Medicine (Technology and Integrative Medicine)

Robert Y. Lee, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Chronic diseases

Amy Leu, DO

  • Sports medicine
  • Injury prevention
  • Functional movement

Dustin Lillie, MD

  • Health services research
  • Health care variations
  • QI/Practice redesign
  • Shared decision making

Kurt Lindeman, MD

  • Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency training
  • Integration of Mental Health care into Primary Care
  • Teaching Primary Care residents
  • Mental Health Care

Sarah Linke, PhD, MPH

  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of health behavior treatments/interventions
  • Multiple health behavior change
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety) and substance use disorders
  • Implementation and dissemination research, including practice-based research in the clinic

Zephon Lister, PhD

  • Integrated behavioral health/Medical Family Therapy, Couple relationships and chronic illness, Religion and family functioning, Trauma informed couples therapy

Allison Lynch, MD

  • Promotion of exercise in practice

Marianne McKennett, MD

  • Cancer prevention
  • Underserved

Sarah Merrill, MD

  • Musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation
  • Nutrition
  • Patient experience and integrative medicine
  • Dr-patient communication
  • Shared decision making

Roger Mignosa, DO

  • Gait, Balance, Coordination
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussions

Cassandra Morn, MD

  • Health behavior/maintenance
  • Patient education
  • Practice improvement/registries

William Norcross, MD

  • Assessment of Physician Competence/Director of the PACE Program
  • Depression awareness/suicide prevention
  • Prevention and management of disruptive physician behavior
  • Antecedents and characteristics of physicians who are disciplined
  • Evaluation of single medical record entries
  • Validity of PACE assessment outcomes

Richard Novotny, MD

  • Underserved populations including Global Health in Tijuana, human trafficking, naloxone training of high risk populations (homeless, IVDU, etc)

Chad Osborne, MD

  • EMR effects on docs and ways to minimize EMR fatigue
  • UTI treatment
  • Sleep medicine

Akbar Rahman, MD, MPH

  • Health Policy (Defensive Medicine, Tort Reform, P4P)
  • Global Health

Natalie Rodriguez, MD

  • Adolescent medicine training for residents - specifically around contraception/LARC's (long acting reversible contraception)

Rebecca Rosen, MD

  • Women's health/TABs -reproductive health
  • Increasing Peds numbers in our Fam Med clinics
  • Patient-doctor relationship
  • OB
  • Menopause

Elizabeth Rosenblum, MD

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Vaccination

Holly Salzman, MD

  • Primary care including developing countries
  • International health

Gordon Saxe, MD

  • Integrative Medicine

Robert (Chris) Searles, MD

  • FM-Pysc Residency program
  • Underserved and community based medicine

Alan Shahtaji, DO

  • Sports-related concussion
  • Nutrition for prevention and treatment
  • Low carb high fat diet
  • Use of exercise as medicine
  • Format of M&M and peer review: changing from a punitive and individual error concept to root cause analysis and system-based discussion
  • MSK medicine in general and also specifically injury prevention, hamstring injuries and sports performance
  • Community engagement
  • OMT

William Sieber, PhD

  • Survey methods for psychological well-being and behavior change
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Mental health screening
  • Collaborative care
  • Chronic disease/diabetes/obesity

Katrin Seifert, PsyD

  • Integrated primary care implementation and outcomes
  • Multidisciplinary chronic pain management
  • Trauma and primary care
  • Screening in primary care

Daniel Slater, MD

  • Prevention/epidemiology
  • Chronic disease
  • Mental health
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Smoking/addicition
  • Nutrion/exercise
  • Vitmains/supplements
  • Integrative medicine
  • Latino health
  • Behavior change – patients and physicians

Sunny Smith, MD

  • Patient and student outcomes in student-run free clinics
  • Food insecurity
  • Underserved medicine
  • Academic communities
  • Medical student education

Kenneth S. Taylor, MD

  • Primary care
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports Ultrasound
  • Performance Testing/Exercise Testing, Baseball
  • International health

Christine Thorne, MD, MPH

  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Dissemination and Implementation of best practices in chronic disease management
  • Health Services Research

Mary Wang, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Women's Health

Regina Wang, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • International health
  • Women's health

Lesley Wilkinson, MD

  • Primary care
  • Clinical practice management
  • St. Vincent de Paul Village
  • Clinical quality/how to improve clinical functioning, quality improvement
  • Chronic care: chronic care visits, group medical visits, registries, doctor-patient communications area, Scribe research

Jennifer Wu, MD, MS Ed

  • Primary care
  • Obstetrics
  • Domestic violence
  • Women's health (e.g. Vitamin D effect on pregnancy, breastfeeding, future health)
  • Breast CA consortium