Research and Evaluation
Research and evaluation are essential components of the Collaborative model. Our faculty and staff regularly conduct primary care systems and academic needs assessments in order to make recommendations for improvements. In addition, our continuous research in primary care techniques and technology directly contributes to the lasting success of Collaborative programs.
Our Executive Director Jeff Markuns has joined the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) as Deputy Director in an exciting opportunity to expand BU GHC’s influence on global PHC research and development. Working with core partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, and the World Health Organization together with technical partners Ariadne Labs and Results for Development, PHCPI is focused on finding new and better ways to promote primary health care measurement in low and middle-income countries, increasing accountability and supporting country and global efforts at PHC system improvement.
Our research and evaluation capacity extends to:
- Primary care clinics and delivery networks, both private and public
- Academic needs concerning medical training at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels and the development of a Family Medicine specialty
- Primary care research networks
- Longitudinal faculty development programs in teaching, clinical care, curriculum development, research, management and leadership