The Section of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine has a solid research foundation and is embracing growth and expansion of our research initiatives and programs.  The Section faculty receive funding from several agencies such as the Health Resources and Services Administration, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Louisiana Public Health Institute, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Cancer Risk and Prevention in Low Literacy Communities
  • Health Policy
  • Teamwork Training and Quality Improvement in Medical Education
  • Transitions of Care
  • Genetics of Aging
  • Health Communication
  • Hospice and Palliative Care 

Research faculty collaborate with other faculty from the Departments of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Oncology, Tulane School of Public Health, and RAND Gulf States Policy Institute.