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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.