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
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Diabetes
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Community-acquired pneumonia
    • Women’s health
    • Lipids
    • Lupus
    • Gout
    • Endocrinology
    • Hypertriglyceridemia
    • Health literacy
    • Medical education
    • Humanism
    • Medical ethics
    • Social Determinants of Health and Disparities