Primary Care Research

Primary Care Research

About our program

Primary Care Research is a strategic collaboration between the departments of Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Social Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Specialty Medicine, and Community Health as well as other collaborators within Heritage College, Ohio University and our community. 

Our mission is to

  • provide a collaborative environment where faculty, students, residents and community members can work together to translate science into practice of medicine and caring for our patients and communities;
  • evaluate innovations to provide the best health care to patients;
  • understand how to better organize health care to meet the needs of patient and population needs; and
  • engage patients, communities, and practices to improve health overall.

Our vision is to be nationally recognized as one of the leading colleges for primary care research.

Primary Care Research operates under the guiding principles of respect for all people, unwavering adherence to the highest ethical standards, and a deep sense of interdisciplinary collaboration to further the advancement of health care.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Primary Care Research Definition
Primary care research is directed toward the better understanding and practice improvement of primary care (Mold, Green et al, 2000). As such primary care research covers the entire spectrum of clinical problems in offices, and the organizational delivery of primary care (adapted by NAPCRG). In addition, primary care research provides an opportunity to embrace the voice of the consumer and the community in the design, implementation and interpretation of research.

Interested in Primary Care Research?

Learn more about what primary care research is and the value it brings to medical practice, patients and the overall community by clicking on the image below to see a video created by the North American Primary Care Research Group. 

Promoting Primary Care Research by NAPCRG

Collaborate with us

To collaborate with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Primary Care researchers, please email:

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