About the MedStar Practice-Based Research Network
With nearly 300 outpatient access sites, MedStar Health does not only conduct research within the walls of the hospitals, but also in the community and across individual primary and specialty care practices across the Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas.
MedStar Health’s practice-based researchers are focused on developing and conducting studies for both adults and children in the primary care health area, along with developing treatments, drugs, and devices used in the outpatient setting.
Effective and efficient healthcare needs to meet the needs of patients in the community, and primary and pediatric care research can help advance health in our community.
Primary Care Research Topics
- Medical education
- Patient-physician communication
- Family medicine
- Underserved populations
- Community outreach
- Chronic disease management
Pediatric Research Topics
- Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
- Pediatric and adolescent health
- Child abuse and maltreatment
- Asthma in children
- Obesity in children
- Nutrition and physical activity in children
- Community involvement in children’s health
- Preventive interventions for children with behavioral health and developmental challenges
- Early childhood mental health
The conducts and facilitates clinical research to advance the progress of medicine and science for the community. For MCCRC, clinical research is defined as studying diseases relevant to patient's representative of the community. Community is defined as community healthcare providers, investigators and patients in our community and is not limited by geographic borders