The Department of Family and Social Medicine strives to improve the health of underserved communities and populations by addressing important clinical, epidemiologic, educational, health services, and health policy questions, and conducting research that understands and responds to urban underserved populations' health and healthcare needs. Our efforts promote collaboration between academic and clinical departments and among community-based health, education, social service, and other institutions to generate new knowledge.
- Infant & adolescent health
- Community & population health
- Health disparities
- Palliative care
- Primary care & the medical home
- Reproductive health
- Social determinants of health
Our multidisciplinary faculty works in partnership with each other--as well as with researchers in other divisions and institutions--to seek to improve the quality of care and access to health care for poor urban minority patient populations.
Family and Social Medicine faculty is also involved in teaching Einstein's Master’s in Clinical Research Training Program.