Division of Research and Academic Development

The Division of Research and Academic Development (RAD) in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University focuses broadly on the concepts of research, academics, and development.

RAD works to enhance partnerships with other academic departments and institutions, with a focus on the following research and development areas:

  • Practice improvement and practice-based research networks
  • Preventive medicine and interventions
  • Medical ethics, distributive justice in health care, and medical citizenship
  • Evaluation and improvement of medical education
  • Health disparities and health policy
  • Mental/behavioral health in primary care
  • Care for patients with developmental disabilities
  • Integrative care

Our investigators, faculty, and staff have expertise in:
  • Survey design and implementation
  • Data analysis
  • Focus group and in-depth interviewing
  • Grant writing
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Population health

We view academic development to include the identification of funding for new or existing endeavors; the promotion of scholarship, publication and presentation; and contributions to knowledge and practice of health, medicine and medical education.



Faculty and staff within the Department of Family Medicine routinely attend the North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, presenting in-progress and completed research projects. Follow the links below to view abstracts presented at recent conference meetings:

Other Programs of Interest

Students interested in working with Family Medicine faculty may be interested in exploring the following programs:

  • SPARC - Scholarly Pairings for Academic and Research Collaboration
  • REEH- Research Experience in Ethics and Health