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Research Interests

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DFM Faculty Research Interests

Akbar Rahman, MD, PHD

  • Key Words: Health disparities, Effects of bias/prejudice on clinical care of vulnerable/marginalized populations, Primary care in global health, Intersection of clinical medicine with public health/population health

Alan Shahtaji, DO

  • Primary research project: Sports concussion
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Sports Concussion, Healthspan Nutrition, Exercise as Medicine

Allison Lynch, MD

  • Medical education teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • Systems/quality improvement
  • FM Tune up and FM curriculum
  • Key Words: Dermatology, Curriculum development

Alice I. Chen, DO

  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine use after brain surgery/brain injury
  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine use in the hospitalized patient
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment use in newborns for feeding issues
  • OMT
  • Expertise: OMT in post-operative acoustic neuroma recovery, OMT for breastfeeding problems in newborns, Aromatherapy and visual mindfulness for patients hospitalized with pain, OMT for post-traumatic headaches 
Amelia Eastman, DO
  • Primary research project: Lumbar intra-disc injections
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Back pain, Sciatica

Ammar Mandvi, MD

  • Early detection of disease
  • Using Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to screen, diagnose and manage patient diseases
  • Research on optimization and integration of novel workflows
  • Clinical informatics; machine learning; artificial intelligence
Amy Leu, DO
  • Primary research project: Epidemiology of COVID19 Returning student athletes
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Sports medicine, Injury prevention, Biomechanics
Bill Sieber, PhD
  • Primary research project: Improving integration of behavioral health in primary care
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Behavioral medicine, Mind-body interactions, Health behavior change
Caitlin MacMillen, DO
  • Key Words: Women's health, family planning, Primary care outcomes, Preventive medicine, Physician advocacy & advocacy education, Osteopathic medicine
Chad Osborne, MD
  • Physician workload optimization
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Physician resource stewardship
  • Key Words: Use of technology and electronic medical records in clinical care, Residency education

Chris Searles, MD

  • Primary research project: Effectiveness of leadership training in developing and maintaining a sense of safe and effective work culture
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Leadership, Psychological safety, Culture of trust
Christine Thorne, MD, PhD
  • Primary research project: Improved management of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
  • Role: Contractor
  • Key Words: Cardiovascular disease, Chronic Disease management, Diabetes Population Health System based management and quality improvement Implementation science
Daniel Slater, MD
  • Key Words: Integrative, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Mind-Body, Meditation, Exercise, Acupuncture, Allergies, Autoimmune, Longevity, Optimizing Health, Health Coaching, Herbal remedies, Supplements, Pain management without Prescription Medication

David E.J. Bazzo, MD

  • Primary research project: Physician assessment - screening of late career physicians, and evaluation of health issues that impact the safe practice of medicine
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Physician assessment, Late-career health screen of physicians health issues that impact physician safe practice Sports Medicine
Deepa Sannidhi, MD
  • Primary research project: Implementation and feasibility of an integrative weight loss program
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Integrative Health Obesity Nutrition Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Medicine Education Dissemination and implementation (not an expert in this area) Community based participatory research (co-mentoring a medical student through a D&I project)
Divya Reddy, MD
  • Primary research project: Communication with patients
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Physician-patient communication, Shared decision making

Dustin Lillie, MD

  • Primary research project: Medication Assisted Therapy in Primary Care
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Quality improvement, Medical education

Ellen Beck, MD

  • Primary research project: Impact of the food prescription/food insecurity program at Student Run Free Clinic
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Underserved Food insecurity, Health literacy, Empowerment models, Mental health interventions, Transforming Medical student education, Inner wisdom, Fear Management

Esmat Hatamy, MD

  • Quality improvement in inpatient
  • Education research
  • Outpatient weight management

Florencia Lebensohn-Chialvo, PhD

  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Workforce Development
  • Healthcare Access for Linguistically Diverse Communities

Gene A. Kallenberg, MD

  • Primary research project: Assessing patient concerns about returning to F2F care in our offices.
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: EMR, Patient preferences, COVID19, Patient surveys

Geneen T. Gin, DO

Hollis Heaton King, DO, PhD

  • Primary research project: Parkinson's disease
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Parkinson's Glaucoma Concussion/TBI Alzheimer's/Dementia

Holly Salzman, MD

  • Key Words: Women's health, Clinical practice, Diabetes management
Jennifer Wu, MD
  • Women's health
  • Epic efficiency
  • Resident education
  • Key Words: Women's health, Obstetrics, Breastfeeding headaches
Jesse Sozanski, MD
  • Primary research project: Use of CoQ10 in Gulf War Syndrome
  • Role: Medical Supervisor
  • Key Words: Integrative Medicine

Julie Celebi, MD

  • Physician Wellness
  • LGBTQ health
  • Family medicine pipeline
  • Expertise: FM clerkship curriculum development, Reflective Dialogue project, FM physician wellness metrics, STI/PrEP QI project

Kenneth Taylor, MD

  • Primary research project: New injectable for Knee OA New Blood flow restriction technique for knee OA
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Sports Medicine, Sports Ultrasound

Kurt Lindeman, MD

  • Primary research project: PTSD screening and treatment in the Primary Care setting
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Screening and treatment of mental health in Primary Care

Laura Sudano, PhD, LMFT

  • Primary research project: Behavioral health provider and patient experience providing/receiving behavioral health care through telehealth
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Behavioral health, Integrated behavioral health, Patient experience, Behavioral health provider, Telehealth

Leslie D. Wilkinson, MD

  • Key Words: Scribe/Scribing Research Clinical Practice Administration/How to Improve Clinical Care Family Medicine/Primary Care

Marshall Frieden, MD

  • Primary Care
  • The Physician-Patient-AI Relationship
  • Wearable Technology
  • Clinical Decision Support

Melanie Fiorella, MD

  • Primary research project: Microbiome, Diet and IBS, Recruitment for breast cancer screening.
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Microbiome, Integrative medicine, Nutrition, GI health

Michelle Johnson, MD

  • Primary research project: Compassion and education Compassion and Free Clinics Telemedicine in a Free Clinic setting
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Underserved medicine, Free Clinic clinical outcomes

Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH

In addition, please see Dr. Tai-Seale's Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography.

Natalie Rodriguez, MD

  • Primary research project: Medical Spanish Education (National Standardized Curriculum Study)
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Medical Spanish Education                                                                                                       
Rebecca Rosen, MD
  • Primary research project: Patient-physician shared decision making.
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Patient centered Clinical Collaborative Initiative

Regina Wang, MD

  • Primary research project: diversity curriculum evaluation & department support human trafficking victim identification addiction medicine curriculum and physician perceptions
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Diversity/Anti-racism Human Trafficking Addiction Medicine Underserved Populations Resident Curriculum

Rina Edi, MD

  • Primary research project: Point of Care Testing for STIs
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Women's health

Samuel Galloway, MD

  • Key Words: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Point of Care, Ultrasound                                           
Sarah Merrill, MD
  • Sports Medicine injuries
  • Athlete mental health
  • Adolescent exercise and mental health

Sheldon Morris, MD, MPH

  • Primary research project: HIV prevention
  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: HIV prevention and treatment, Sexually transmitted infections, Vaginal health, Gender affirming health

Suraj Achar, MD, FAAFP

  • Primary research project: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Key Words: Sports Medicine, Error prevention, Legal medicine, Prescribing, Technology

Terri Cheng, MD

  • Primary research project: Improving gyn curriculum in residency
  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Key Words: Women's health, Family planning

William A Norcross, MD

  • Primary research project: PACE Program Outcomes
  • Role: Co-Investigator