Research

The Department of Family and Community Medicine engages in a robust portfolio of scholarly activities including education, clinical, behavioral, and practice-based research. Research and educational programs have been supported through funding from HRSA, NIH, CDC, and private foundations.

The Department is also home to the Kentucky Ambulatory Network (KAN), a 300 member practice-based research network spanning the state of Kentucky that was founded in 2000. KAN has completed over 28 studies and continues to collaborate with organizations within Kentucky and across state lines.

Our research is engaged with collaborators spanning various fields, including public health, health information technology, and basic sciences. We partner with our communities to assist in bringing solutions to issues that need to be resolved within the communities. Community engagement is an important approach to much of the work we do in collaboration with community-based organizations.

We appreciate, and look forward to, opportunities to work with our colleagues and communities.