The mission of the Research Program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine is to enhance the health of primary care populations through the discovery of new knowledge that will improve in the processes and outcomes of care that we render.
Established in 1999, the program has grown to include 11 research faculty, a large cadre of support staff, a primary care research fellowship, and a primary care research network in the greater-Houston area. Academic space for the program is located at 3701 Kirby Dr., a professional building which also houses the department's primary care clinic Baylor Family Medicine.
The program has been highly successful in obtaining external research grant funding. Annual new grant funding has averaged $2 million, with over $15 million in new grant funding since establishment of the program. Federal sponsors include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.