Duke Community and Family Medicine research programs are primarily clustered into the following groups:

  • Methods of improving patient understanding of risk of illness and barriers to receiving care  
  • Evaluation of community health program‎s
  • Cancer epidemiology and prevention
  • Obesity prevention and management
  • Studies of patterns of illness and use of health services
  • Workplace exposures and illness
  • Roles and outcomes of physician assistants in the health workforce
  • Team approaches to patient care

The research is supported by:

Additional programs exist in global health and in each of the divisions, including studies of outcomes of new models of care.

Job Opportunities

The Department of Community and Family Medicine is seeking applicants for Assistant/ Associate /Full Professor positions with a primary emphasis on a broad range of research relevant to primary care, family medicine, occupational safety and health, health services, prevention and population health. Read the full job description on the Careers page for more information.


As a service for all researchers at Duke University and the School of Medicine, Duke’s Office of Research Support Funding site provides an extensive database of funding opportunities of interest to the Duke community. The list is searchable by discipline, eligibility, sponsor, etc. https://researchfunding.duke.edu/