Primary Care Research

primary care program, stethascopeAn ample supply of primary care services is one of the fundamental building blocks of any health care system. Historically, much of the Sheps Center’s research in primary care has addressed the access, personnel, organization, quality, and cost issues that pertain to health services delivery, especially in rural areas. Current research efforts in this program include addressing issues of recruitment and retention of health care practitioners in rural practice.


Donald E. Pathman, MD, MPH

Current and Recent Projects