A new study sheds light on disparities in telehealth access and use among older adults, particularly concerning social isolation and loneliness. Department of Family and Community Medicine researchers Alicia Agnoli, Grace Amadi, Joshua Fenton and Rebecca Howe co-authored the study.
Rebecca Howe, a UC Davis Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow mentored by faculty from the Department of Family and Community Medicine, presented at a seminar hosted by the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. She discussed her research on advance care planning among Black older adults with serious illness and their caregivers.
A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will provide funding to help promote safe prescribing and reduce overdoses that involve prescription drugs. Joshua Fenton, a professor and vice chair of research in the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine, is a co-investigator on the project.
The specialist you see first for your neck pain has a big impact on how your condition gets diagnosed and treated, a UC Davis study has found. The study's lead author is Joshua Fenton, a professor and vice chair of research in the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Jennifer Karlin, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine, joined the Coming Together for Sexual Health podcast to discuss lesser-known forms of birth control such as self-injectable Depo-Provera, internal condoms and the fertility awareness method. She also shared how her family’s healthcare experience led to her focus on empowering patients.
Joshua Fenton, Peter Franks and Anthony Jerant from the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine developed a scale of socioeconomic disadvantage that helped increase medical student diversity at UC Davis School of Medicine. The measure's value is underscored in a Jama article examining how the school enrolls one of the country's most diverse medical student classes.
Over the course of the July 2022-June 2023 academic year, we welcomed seven stellar new physicians to our Department, expanding the breadth and reach of our care and our expertise and impact in research, scholarship, and advocacy.
Congratulations to Dr. Adeola Oni-Orisan, who has been selected to be in the eighth cohort of the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) Faculty Scholars!