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Our Mission

The Meyers Primary Care Institute conducts innovative educational activities and population-based research to generate and disseminate new knowledge, and promote evidence-based healthcare across the lifespan, for the benefit of our community and beyond.

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Our Focus

Our research is focused on the following areas:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Communication in healthcare
  • Organization and delivery of healthcare
  • Healthcare policy
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
  • Comparative effectiveness research

Recent Publications

Bloomstone S, Anzuoni A, Cocoros N, Gurwitz JH, Haynes K, Nair VP, Platt R, Rochon PA, Singh S, Mazor KM. Prescribing cascades in persons with Alzheimer's disease: engaging patients, caregivers, and providers in a qualitative evaluation of print educational materials. Ther Adv Drug Saf, 2020, Vol 11:1-13.

Fisher KA, Bloomstone SJ, Walder J, Crawford S, Fouayzi H, Mazor KM. Attitudes toward a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine: a survey of US adults. Annals of internal medicine, 2020 Sep 4.

Gurwitz JH, Pearson SD.  Novel therapies for an aging population: grappling with price, value, and affordability. JAMA, 2019:321(16), 1567-1568.

Kapoor A, Field T, Handler S, Fisher K, Saphirak C, Crawford S, Fouayzi H, Johnson F, Spenard A, Zhang N, Gurwitz JH. Adverse events in long-term care residents transitioning from hospital back to nursing home. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2019 Jul 22 [epub ahead of print].

Singh S, Fouayzi H, Anzuoni K, Goldman L, Min JY, Griffin M, Grijalva CG, Morrow JA, Whitmore CC, Leonard CE, Selvan M. Diagnostic algorithms for cardiovascular death in administrative claims databases: a systematic review. Drug Safety, 2019: 42(4), 515-527.

Tisminetzky M, Gurwitz JH, Miozzo R, Gore JM, Lessard D, Yarzebski J, Goldberg RJ. Impact of cardiac-and noncardiac-related conditions on adverse outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. Journal of Comorbidity, 2019:9, p.2235042X19852499.

You can view additional publications by our faculty here.