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Research Paper Topics In Community Medicine Definition

Medical Student Research Projects

Fourth Year Medical Student Research Projects

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health offers a number of research opportunities for fourth year medical students, including the university-wide Senior Scholars Program and a departmental Fourth Year Elective in Preventive Medicine and Public Health (both of these coordinated by Judy Savageau, MPH). The Senior Scholars Program allows the student a two- to three-month opportunity to participate, in depth, in a research project. Numerous departmental faculty offer a number of opportunities for these students to explore/expand their research interests in adolescent medicine, substance abuse, community oriented primary care, international health, health status of vulnerable populations, and many more. The Fourth Year Elective provides a month-long block rotation for students interested in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, during which time students spend 50% effort on a research project that they define and the remaining 50% effort encompasses many short-term clinical segments related to this field. Some of these include exercise physiology, dyslipidemias, nutrition, the history of public health, mental health and primary care, clinical preventive medicine, refugee health, and communicable diseases.

The following students participated in these research opportunities during the past two academic years.

Senior Scholars:

Lindsey Hildebrand (with Judy Savageau)
Medical Student Knowledge of Health Care Policy and Reimbursement

Elizabeth Tammaro (with Suzanne Cashman)
Determinants of Health Curriculum Project: Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Preclinical Curriculum

Xingyue (Star) Wang (with Suzanne Cashman)
Medical Students’ Reflections on Implicit Bias

Preventive Medicine/Public Health Elective:

Elizabeth Baratta (with Judy Savageau, MPH and Jennifer Carty, PhD/Barre Family Health Center)
Pediatric Gender Dysphoria and the Role of the Primary Care Provider

Jennifer Long (with Sara Shields, MD and Jennifer Moffitt, CNW)
Centering Pregnancy: Comprehensive Prenatal Care

Jacob Koshy (with Judy Savageau, MPH and the MA DPH)
Sepsis Detection in a Selected Sample of Massachusetts Health Care Facilities

Jeremy Vincent (with Judy Savageau, MPH and Joe DiFranza, MD)
Opioid Use Data Registry for QI in Family Medicine Clinic

2016-2017 Capstone Scholarship and Discovery Projects:

Dinah Gorelik Health Journalism - Advocacy and Education Advisor: Matilde Castiel, MD

Sydney Greenberg & Jeffrey Larnard Improvement in Medical Student Confidence in Preparing Meals and Discussing Nutrition with Patients: A Medical Student Led Culinary Medicine Elective Advisors: Barbara Olendzki, MPH and Frank Domino, MD

David McCarthy Preventing Pediatric Asthma: A Community and Clinical Partnership Approach Advisors: Warren Ferguson, MD and Sai Cherala, MD, MPH

Valerie Valant UMMS Running Club: Creating Community and Promoting Wellness Among Medical Students Advisor: Phil Fournier, MD

Shakti Nochur Implementation and Efficacy of the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) at MCI-Concord: A Case Study of an Immunization Database in the Massachusetts Correctional System Advisor: Patricia Ruze, MD

Aqib Chaudhry Preventing Falls in the Elderly Advisor: Erika Oleson, MD

Christina Kunycky Delving into Determinants: Integration of Social Determinants of Health into the Preclinical Curriculum Advisor: Suzanne Cashman, ScD

Jorge Finke Preparation of Latino High School Students for Careers in Health Care: The Lawrence Mentorship Program Advisor: Jaime Vallejos, MD, MPH

Patrick McGuire Medical Marijuana Education for Medical Students Advisor: Jeff Baxter, MD

Alyse Wheelock Clinical Applications of One Health Advisor: Louis Fazen, MD 

Patrick Alvarado Resources for Patients Seeking to Understand and Resolve Hospital Bills ​Advisor: Robin Clark, PhD

Courtney Temple A Youth Program for Refugee Teens Advisor: Meredith Walsh, NP

Michael Maddaleni Injury Prevention in Youth Sports Advisor: Lee Mancini, MD Rachel LeBlanc Caring for Patients with Autism: How to Embrace a “Pediatric” Disorder in an Adult Care Setting Advisor: Robert Baldor, MD

Yevgeniya Harrington Burnout Assessment and Prevention at the YWCA Central MA: Promoting Wellness and Preventing Burnout with the Help of UMass Medical Students Advisor: Alan Chuman, MPH

Jeremy Vincent Diabetic Registry Preplanning Pilot Program Advisor: Amber Sarkar, MD
Minh Phan Rowing to Recovery – Improving Mental Health and Quality of Life in Substance Abuse Disorders Through Rowing Advisor: Alexa Connell, PhD

Jennifer Fishbein Enrichment of Health Education Curriculum for Teenagers in Correctional Facilities Advisor: Judy Savageau, MPH

Rayna Trietsch Educational Module on Tools for Advanced Care Planning at UMass Advisor: Jennifer Reidy, MD

Justin Vaida Efficacy of Video Instruction in Teaching Medical Students Physical Diagnosis Skills Advisor: Frank Domino, MD

Elizabeth Rosen The Farm to Health Center Initiative (FHCI) Advisor: Melanie Gnazzo, MD

Naomi Malam and Sara Rosenbaum Easing the Transition to the Clinical Years Advisor: Mary Lindholm, MD


It is a branch of healthcare that is concerned with the health of the each individuals of a community. The importance of community medicine is on the early diagnosis of disease, and the prevention of disease in the community.

Related Journals of Community Medicine

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research, Journal of Health Education Research & Development,Health Systems and Policy Research, Journal of Womens Health Care, Health Care : Current Reviews,The new England journal of medicine, Indian Journal of Community Medicine (IJCM), Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, Archive of "Indian Journal of Community Medicine , International Journal of Community medicine & Public health.

Community Medicine

Expert PPTs

  • Ashish Runthala
    Protein Science and Computational Biology
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  • Dmitry Bulgin
    Dental tissues engineering
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  • Tugan Tezcaner
    Regenerative Medicine-Stem cell innovation
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  • Rabiul Ahasan
    Health Behavior, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Sleep Psychology
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  • Zhang Li
    Oncology medicine
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  • Maximilian Petri
    Sports Medicine
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  • Arun Aggarwal
    Clinical Activities
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    Ayurvedic Medicine
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  • Chhabi Ranabhat
    Health Policy research Preventive Medicine and Public Health
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  • Jim Reid
    Primary Health Care
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  • Dmitry Bulgin Phd
    Regenerative Medicine
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  • Jun Yang
    Histopathology and pathogenesis of digestive system and Female genital and breast tumors
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  • Kanhaiyalal Agrawal
    Research Interest
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  • Zoe Bouslenko
    Functional Medicine
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  • Gerda Fouche
    Gerda Fouche
  • Md. Faiyazuddin
    Fate and Effects of Nanoparticles in Lungs
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  • Kathy Sexton-Radek
    Dr. Kathy Sexton-Radek Research interest and biography
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  • SH Sabzpoushan
    Applications of control in Medicine and industry
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  • Ali Moshiri
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Ali Moshiri
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  • Ahmad Aryan
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Ahmad Aryan
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  • Vineet Kumar Dhar
    Preventive Dentistry
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  • Suresh Kumar Dhattarwal
    Forensic Medicine
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  • Kaiser Jamil
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  • Patricia L Darbishire
    Community Pharmacy
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  • Mahavir Chougule
    Multifunctional Targeted Nanocarriers for Cancer Therapy
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  • Antonios Angoules
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Antonios Angoules
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  • Arnon Blum
    Internal medicine
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  • Ahmed Safwat
  • Seyed Afshin Shorofi
    The Exploration of Nurses and Surgical Patients Knowledge, Perspectives, Understanding, and Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
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  • Aamir Shahzad
    Translational medicine
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  • Yoshihiro Ishikawa
    Dr. Yoshihiro Ishikawa Research interest and biography
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  • Arampatzi Fotini
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Arampatzi Fotini
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  • Yong Wang
    Hybridization, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine
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  • Viroj Wiwanitkit
    Laboratory Science
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  • Christopher M. Proulx
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Christopher M. Proulx
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  • David W. Keeley
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies David W. Keeley
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  • Wlodzimierz Luczynski
    Medicine, pediatrics, obesity, diabetology, immunology, genetics
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  • Viroj Wiwanitkit
    Emerging Infectious Diseases
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  • Charilaos Tsolakis
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Charilaos Tsolakis
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  • Alfonso Jimenez
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Alfonso Jimenez
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  • Evangelos Zoidis
    Nutritional physiology, endocrinology and molecular metabolism
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  • Damiano Marchi
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Damiano Marchi
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  • Hiroki Takada
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Hiroki Takada
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  • David D. Frisbie
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies David D. Frisbie
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  • Jorge Duconge
    Pharmacogenomics of CV drugs in Admixed Caribbean Hispanics
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  • Shouji Shimoyama
    Genetic alterations
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  • Elisa Couto Gomes
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Elisa Couto Gomes
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  • Benyi Li
    Future with Nanomedicine
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  • Ebomoyi William
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  • David Fukuda
    Sports Medicine and Doping Studies David Fukuda
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Speaker PPTs

  • David T Denhardt
    Epigenetics and sports medicine
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  • Tochukwu Ezechi Ebe
    Contamination of surface and ground water due to anthropogenic activities in Ogwuama community of Ahiazu, Imo State, Nigeria
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  • M V Raghavendra Rao
    Medical research – Scorpion as model
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  • Laidoudi Aicha
    Acute renal failure and uveitis, which diagnosis is most likely in internal medicine? Tinu syndrome, through two observations
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  • Tjale Mahopo
    Impact of infant feeding practices on gut function in Dzimauli community, South Africa
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  • Julian M Menter
    Histology of Normal Human Skin
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  • Charlene Schmidt and Diedri White
    An innovative model to provide nutritional education and intervention for older adults in the community
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  • Lai-Chu See
    A preliminary finding of implementing community-based hospice palliative care
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  • Roberto Antonio Flores
    Control and monitoring of patients with Hypertension in the Community of the National University of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
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  • Dominique Jeannel
    Why persistence of Ebola community deaths in Conakry, Guinea?
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  • Tarek Kilani
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  • R. K. Pandey
    Community oriented integrated ecosystem approach for conservation and sustainable management of forest genetic resources: Challenges in biodiversity conservation in natural tropical forests of India
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  • Angelica Constanta Visan
    Manifestations of Influenza in Romania
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  • Marisa Krairiksh
    Implementation of Nursing Service Strategies Supporting ASEAN Economic Community in the Year 2015 of Nursing Organizations in Thailand
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  • Fu Shi Quan
    Influenza virus-like particle vaccines elicit protective immunity in the early stage of vaccination
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  • Punit Kaur
    A Mouse Model for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Stem Cells (TNBC-CSC) Exhibits an Aggressive Phenotype
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  • Frank S. Ong
    Next-generation sequencing in personalized medicine
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  • Xuejun H Parsons
    Direct conversion of pluripotent human embryonic stem cells into functional human neuronal or cardiomyocyte cell therapy derivatives for regenerative medicine
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  • John Francis Oketcho
    Effectiveness of community based learning networks (CBLNs) in provision of intergraded HIV/AIDS and reproductive health services to cross boarder mobile population case study of Busia hot spot
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  • Habil Andras Fodor
    Plant medicine and veterinary potential of antimicrobial peptides produced by entomopathogenic nematode symbiotic bacteria
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  • Noel K Strong
    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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  • Armin Alibegovic
    Past, present and future methods for assessment of chondrocytes’ viability: A new parameter for determination of the postmortem interval?
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  • Ward Allen
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  • Abel E Navarro
    Improving the adsorptive properties of biomaterials for the removal of heavy metals
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  • Rakeshwar Bandichhor
    Green Chemistry Innovation in the Synthesis of Medicines
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  • Sarah E Cavanaugh
    Alcoholism and mental illness: overlapping diseases requiring a renewed focus
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  • Sungchul Ji
    Mathematical Models of RNA Expression Profiles: Potential Applications to Drug Discovery Research and Personalized Medicine
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  • Tae Suk Ro-Choi
    Tae Suk Ro-Choi
    University College of Medicine, USA
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  • Margaret A. Romero
    The Role of Nutrition and Functional Medicine to Alleviate the Symptoms of Lupus
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  • Mariam Aslam
    Herbal medicines: Product licence to traditional herbal registration in the UK
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  • Wei Xu
    Recursive partitioning method on survival outcomes for personalized medicine
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  • Preeti Bais
    mMAP database and metabolomics data analysis pipeline for mouse functional genomics experiments
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  • Bairong Shen
    Computational biomarker discovery in the big data era: From translational biomedical informatics to systems medicine
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  • Yajun Yi
    Meta-analysis of transcriptional profiles in cancer for prognosis prediction and metastatic gene identification
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  • Olugbenga-Bello, Adenike I.
    Misconception about HIV/AIDs and stigma associated beliefs in an urban Community, Southwest, Nigeria: Implication for intervention programs
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  • Vani Sabesan
    The current state of head and neck injuries in extreme sports
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  • Anton Yuryev
    Construction of cancer pathways for personalized medicine
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  • Mauro Comes Franchini
    Gold, silver magnesium and magnetic nanoparticles: Nanomedicine applications in drug delivery
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  • Bing Zhang
    Translating multidimensional cancer omics data into biological insights
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  • A R Moldenke
    Pollination community structure revisited: a critical examination of networking statistics and a proposed modeling technique to permit cross-site networking comparisons of field data
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  • Nicholas J. Butler
    Interferon alpha-2b in the treatment of refractory uveitic cystoid macular edema
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  • Victor Chaban
    Estrogen modulation of visceral nociception
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  • M. Rizwan Sohail
    Cardiac Device Infections
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  • A Martin Gerdes
    Wrong about β-blockers! Wrong about positive inotropes! Wrong about Thyroid Hormone treatment of Heart Failure?
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  • Jean Gabert
    Development of plasmid calibrators for absolute quantification of microRNAs by real time quantitative PCR: A new tool for personalized medicine
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  • Maria Teresa Mascellino
    Candida bloodstream infections: species distribution and antifungal resistance in General Medicine wards and in Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
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  • Robert M. Mentzer, Jr.
    The homeostatic intracellular repair response (HIR2) and autophagy during cardiac surgery
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