The Division of General Internal Medicine is strongly committed to research.

The focus of clinical research in the Division of General Internal Medicine is on the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases and includes the examination of socioeconomic, ethnic and linguistic factors that affect health. Our faculty also conduct research on improving health care quality, expanding access to care and strengthening healthcare delivery systems. Examples of research focus: nationwide study of hospitalist and physician practices; the effect of ethnicity and language use on cancer screening; the safety of medical care; risk reduction of chronic disease and cancer; healthy aging; behavioral interventions to prevent chronic diseases, among many others.