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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family & Community Medicine Research

Research efforts in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) are led by a highly accomplished and nationally recognized team of faculty.  With an average of $1.5 million in external funding per year, our faculty conducts research aimed at providing health care providers, consumers and policymakers with the information they need for informed decision making.  Areas of expertise include: physician-patient communication, health care disparities, culture in medicine, information technology in health care delivery, comparative effectiveness research, chronic illness care (collaborative /participatory care), and cancer screening and treatment.  FCM researchers have a long-history of collaboration with UC Davis faculty from such programs as: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Center for Healthcare Policy and ResearchCenter for Reducing Health Disparities, Radiology, and the Clinical and Translational Science Center, as well as numerous academic institutions and research organizations throughout the country.

Research News

Health insurance increases preventive care but not risky behaviors
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8472
Interactive computer program helps patients talk with their physician about depression
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8404
Fenton recognized for cancer research with the 2013 Joan Oettinger Memorial Award
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/7811
UC Davis study applies timely cost-effectiveness analysis to state breast cancer screening program
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8160

Recent Publications

Fenton, Joshua J.; Jerant, Anthony F.; Franks, Peter Influence of Elective versus Emergent Hospital Admission on Patient Satisfaction JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FAMILY MEDICINE  MAR-APR 2014; 27(2); 249-257  

 

Jerant, Anthony; Fenton, Joshua J.; Bertakis, Klea D.; et al. Satisfaction With Health Care Providers and Preventive Care Adherence A National Study MEDICAL CARE  JAN 2014; 52(1): 78-85   

 

Jerant, Anthony; Fiscella, Kevin; Tancredi, Daniel J.; et al.Health Insurance Is Associated With Preventive Care but Not Personal Health Behaviors JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FAMILY MEDICINE  NOV-DEC 2013; 26 (6); 759-767  

 

Tancredi, Daniel J.; Bertakis, Klea D.; Jerant, Anthony Short-Term Stability and Spread of the U.S. News & World Report Primary Care Medical School Rankings ACADEMIC MEDICINE  AUG 2013; 88 (8); 1107-1115   

 

Jerant, Anthony; Bertakis, Klea D.; Fenton, Joshua J.; et al. Gender of Physician as the Usual Source of Care and Patient Health Care Utilization and Mortality JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FAMILY MEDICINE  MAR-APR 2013; 26(2): 138-148  

 

Jerant, Anthony; Kravitz, Richard L.; Fiscella, Kevin; et al. Effects of tailored knowledge enhancement on colorectal cancer screening preference across ethnic and language groups. PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING  JAN 2013; 90 (1); 103-110   

 

Fenton, Joshua J.; Xing, Guibo; Elmore, Joann G.; et al. Short-Term Outcomes of Screening Mammography Using Computer-Aided Detection A Population-Based Study of Medicare Enrollees. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE  APR 2013; 158(8); 580 

 

Melnikow, Joy; Tancredi, Daniel J.; Yang, Zhuo; et al. Program-Specific Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Breast Cancer Screening Policies for a Safety-Net Program. VALUE IN HEALTH SEP-OCT 2013; 16(6); 932-941

Fenton JJ. Lung Cancer Screening with Chest Radiography Has No Effect on Lung Cancer Incidence or Mortality. Evid Based Med, Oct 17 2012:17(5): 149-150. 

Jerant A, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Extended Office Hours and Health Care Expenditures: A National Study. Ann Fam Med, Sept. – Oct. 2012:10(5): 388-95. 

Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Fiscella K, Sohler N, Romero RL, Parnes B, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Turner C, Dvorak S, Franks P. Effects of Tailored Knowledge Enhancement on Colorectal Cancer Screening Preference across Ethnic and Language Groups. Patient Educ and Couns. Sep 14 2012. 

Jerant A, Griffin E, Rainwater J, Henderson M, Sousa F, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Does Applicant Personality Influence Multiple Mini-Interview Performance and Medical School Acceptance Offers?. Acad Med. September 2012;87:1250-59. 

Fenton JJ, Zhu W, Balch S, Smith-Bindman R, Fishman P, Hubbard RA. Distinguishing Screening from Diagnostic Mammograms Using Medicare Claims Data. Med Care, Aug 23 2012. 

Fenton JJ, Zhu W, Balch S, Smith-Bindman R, Lindfors KK, Hubbard RA. External Validation of Medicare Claims Codes for Digital Mammography and Computer-aided Detection. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: A Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventative Oncology, Aug 21 2012:21(8): 1344-47. 

Jerant A, Franks P. Body Mass Index, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Short-Term Mortality: A Population-Based Observational Study, 2000-2006. J Am Board Fam Med. July-August 2012;25(4):422-431. Fenton JJ, Miglioretti D. Why We Need More Breast Cancer Screening Trials. Evid Based Med. Jul 31 2012. 

Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient-Centered Care: The Influence of Patient and Resident Physician Gender and Gender Concordance in Primary Care. J Women's Health. March 2012;21(3):326-333. 

Fenton JJ, Jerant AF, Bertakis KD, Franks P. The Cost of Satisfaction: A National Study of Patient Satisfaction, Health Care Utilization, Expenditures, and Mortality. Arch Intern Med. March 2012:172(5): 405-411. 

Jerant A, Fiscella K, Franks P. Health Characteristics Associated with Gaining and Losing Private and Public Health Insurance: A National Study. Med Care, Feb 2012:50(2): 145-151. 

Jerant A, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Primary Care Attributes and Mortality: A National Person-level Study. Ann Fam Med. Jan-Feb 2012:10(1): 34-41. 

Jerant A, Griffin E, Rainwater J, Henderson M, Sousa F, Bertakis KD, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Does Applicant Personality Influence Multiple Mini-Interview Performance and Medical School Acceptance Offers?. Acad Med. September 2012;87:1250-59. 

Jerant A, Franks P. Body Mass Index, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Short-Term Mortality: A Population-Based Observational Study, 2000-2006. J Am Board Fam Med. July-August 2012;25(4):422-431. 

Fenton JJ, Miglioretti D. Why We Need More Breast Cancer Screening Trials. Evid Based Med. Jul 31 2012.

Bertakis KD, Azari R. Patient-Centered Care: The Influence of Patient and Resident Physician Gender and Gender Concordance in Primary Care. J Women's Health. March 2012;21(3):326-333.