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Active Research Project Topics and Methods:
- Studying the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorders.
- The role of social networks in the physical and mental health outcomes of trauma survivors.
- The acceptability of trauma screening to primary care physicians and patients.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment: Effects on health behaviors, cardiovascular
and metabolic disease.
- Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
across multidisciplinary providers.
- Creation of large clinic registries for retrospective cohort designs.
- Prescription opioid management and outcomes.
- Health consequences of mental illness.
- Chronic pain and the interplay with depression and prescription opioids.
- Patient preferences for type of provider relationship in primary care.
- Disparities in access to care and evidence-based treatment.
- Health needs of incarcerated populations.
- Reproductive health needs of justice-involved women with substance use disorders.
- Disseminating the barriers to care experienced by the poor and underserved.
- A big data research study on the relationship between Metformin use and dementia.
- Narrative exposure therapy for PTSD in traumatically injured patients pilot.
Other Division of Research Resources:
- ARCHNet (practice-based research network).
- Program Evaluation Unit.
- Partnership with and mentoring of faculty and residents on research projects.
- Access to clinical data registries and study specific data.
- Multidisciplinary Violence Research Interest Group.
- Family and Community Medicine Primary Care Patient Data Registry.
- Active partnership across family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics
to facilitate research productivity.
- Partnerships with Washington University, University of Washington, Henry Ford Health
Center, the VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri, and many others.