Clinical and Community Research Unit
Mission Statement and Goals
The mission of the Clinical and Community Research Unit of the Department of Family and Community Medicine is to provide scientific leadership for the department and the broader disciplines of family medicine and population health. This mission is accomplished by conducting research on the etiology and determinants of disease, community-engaged interventions for the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and dissemination of knowledge to community residents, community practitioners, and clinicians.
The goals of the Clinical and Community Research Unit of the Department of Family and Community Medicine reflect its mission statement. Our research goals comprise of a comprehensive program that addresses issues of population health in community and clinic settings.
1. Sustain a holistic approach to population health to include mental health, physical health, environmental justice, social determinants of health, and health equity.
2. Maintain a comprehensive portfolio of community -engaged and clinical research with a focus on primary and secondary prevention, clinical effectiveness, and population health.
3. Expand our community-engaged and clinical research portfolio to include health services, econometric, and dissemination and implementation research.
Thomas A. Arcury, PhD
Vice Chair for Research