The STFM Podcast

October 2022: Exciting Research Opportunities in Family Medicine: A Bird’s Eye View with Lars Peterson, MD, PhD

Lars Peterson, MD, PhD, joins us to offer a crash course in the many family medicine organizations and outlets that offer research opportunities. Dr Peterson demystifies both “big R” and “little r” research projects, describing in detail the differences between large, funded research studies and smaller QI projects, as well as mapping out the places one can disseminate their research findings. He also offers advice for those looking to participate in scholarly activity within their institution, either alone or with a collaborator. 

Hosted by Saria Carter Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP

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Lars Peterson, MD, PhD:

Lars Peterson, MD, PhD is a family physician and health services researcher and current Vice President of Research of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky.  He is leading team research efforts at the ABFM to understand what family physicians do in practice and how the quality of care they provide can be improved.  In particular, elucidating the ways in which Continuing Certification activities may be associated with quality of care. His research interests include investigating associations between area level measures of health care and socioeconomics with both health and access to health care, rural health, primary care, and comprehensiveness of primary care.  

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