General Medicine Research
The Emory University Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics is heavily involved in medical research.
Current research areas include:
- Medical education – office procedures, EKG, disparities/social determinants, faculty development, MI, PCMH
- Patient-centered/disease-specific – Hepatitis C, HIV, HTN, obesity, CHF, AS, lipids, depression, ACLS, prevention and wellness
- Health services – Readmissions, high utilizers, population health, PCMH, disparities, access to care, adherence, quality
- Geriatrics research – social determinants of health and disparities, aging, and long-term care
- Translational (translating research into practice) is a cross-sectional category
- Grants and Awards totaling over $5 million in research funds since 2010, including major awards from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Institutes for Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control.
Faculty heavily engaged in leadership of primary specialty services within the Grady Memorial Hospital Primary Care Center, including Liver and Hepatitis C, International Medical Center, Procedure/Injection, Women’s Health, Congestive Heart Failure, Mental and Behavioral Health, and Lipids.
General Medicine also closely partners with Emory’s Urban Health Initiative. This partnership builds on relationships between Emory and the community, supporting community-focused research that addresses health disparities and identifies solutions to positively affect change to improve urban health.
Current research areas in General Internal Medicine include:
- Hepatitis C
- Cardiovascular disease
- Community-acquired pneumonia
- Women’s health
- Health literacy
- Medical education
- Medical ethics
- Social Determinants of Health and Disparities