Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health

duluth campus

Community Health | Innovative Approaches | Collaborative Research

INTERIM DEPARTMENT HEAD CATHERINE McCARTY, PhD, MPH

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Our department seeks to improve health outcomes and healthcare access in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through medical student education and community-engaged translational research.

  • 20 FACULTY
  • 18 CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • 17 TOTAL CLERKSHIPS
  • 4 DIVERSE RESEARCH AREAS
biobehavioral education

Education & Training

The department collaborates with more than 300 community and rural physicians to provide quality clinical education and didactic experiences for medical students.

biobehavioral research

Research

Department faculty members are internationally recognized experts in their areas of study. Our faculty pursue investigator-initiated studies on a broad range of individual and group health behavior and population studies.

biobehavioral hope clinic

Community Engagement

Through the Center of American Indian and Minority Health and student-run Hope Clinic, faculty and students are deeply involved in raising the health status of American Indians and rural America.