The Department of Family Medicine is a national leader in primary health care research.

We are engaged in practice-relevant research on the organization and delivery of primary health care, focused on:

  • Health Services Delivery Models

  • Medication: Appropriateness and Deprescribing

  • Access and Equity: Disadvantaged Populations

  • Population Health: Modifiable Risk Factors and End-of-life Care

  • Mental Health & Francophone Health

  • Medical Education Innovations

What We Offer

We offer support to scientists and residents, including:

  • Project budget planning;

  • Database development;

  • Data entry and validation;

  • Data form creation (paper or electronic);

  • Health economic analysis;

  • Human resource needs assessment;

  • Refining research questions;

  • Research ethics board consultation;

  • Sample size calculations;

  • Statistical analysis;

  • Study design and methodology; and,

  • Study logistics.

A member of the Academy of Scientists sits on each trainee’s supervisory committee. A number of our scientists are affiliated with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Residents may have the opportunity to work with health administration data.

Academic Activities

We support our residents with a full range of academic activities, including:

  • Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) rounds (located at the Faculty of Medicine);

  • Bruyère Research Institute Journal Club;

  • Bruyère Research Institute summer research mini-series;

  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds;

  • Clinical Epidemiology seminars;

  • Epidemiology departmental seminars; and,

  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute seminars.

We encourage residents to present once annually at Family Medicine Grand Rounds and/or at a Journal Club meeting.

Message from the Director of Research and Innovation

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa is a national leader in primary health care research. Our residents and faculty are engaged in scholarship and research that advances the quality and delivery of primary care for all Canadians. We are pleased to introduce you to our core team of clinician-scientists and researchers, the impact of their work and accomplishments and how their research is being put to work by various knowledge users.

Douglas Archibald, PhD
Director of Research and Innovation
Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Douglas Archibald