December 20, 2022

Department of Family Medicine researchers make major showing at the 2022 NAPCRG annual meeting

Family medicine faculty presented on best practices for research, sexual health, substance abuse and intimate partner violence, and newborn drug testing 

Department of Family Medicine researchers were in full force at the recent North American Primary Care Research Group’s (NAPCRG) annual meeting, held this year in Phoenix after a two-year hiatus from live meetings due to COVID-19.

Diane Harper MD MPH MS
Professor Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS

U-M Family Medicine Professor Diane Harper, M.D., NAPCRG’s outgoing president, gave the welcome address for the annual meeting, which marked the 50th anniversary of the event.

Department researchers led three workshops, three oral presentations, and five poster presentations on a wide variety of topics relevant to primary care providers. Sessions included a well-attended workshop on the cultivation of anti-racist research practices; newborn drug testing, intimate partner violence, and influences on HPV vaccine hesitancy; and working with gender minority patients in a primary care practice, among other topics.

“It was exciting to see so many of our faculty members present at this important primary care research conference,” said Jim Aikens, Ph.D., the department’s associate chair for Research Programs.  “Our researchers showed to the international research community just a select few of the many world class research projects, programs and initiatives for which our department is renowned .”

The list of activities featuring U-M Family Medicine researchers include:


Drs. Justine Wu, Paul Chandanabhumma and Lauren Oshman at a NAPCRG conference
Drs. Lauren Oshman, Paul Chandanabhumma and Justine Wu at the NAPCRG conference.

Mobilizing Primary Care Researchers in Anti-Racist Research Practices 

Justine Wu, MPH, MPH; Kristina Countryman, MPH; Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dipl ABOM; P. Paul Chandanabhumma, PhD, MPH

Exploring the Use of CERA Surveys in Conducting Medical Education Research 

Yalda Jabbarpour, MD; Miranda Moore, PhD; Tiffany Ho, MD, MPH; Wade Rankin, DO, CAQSM; Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS


Understanding and Designing Mixed Methods Case Study in Primary Care  

Michael Fetters, MD, MA, MPH, MPH, MA; Chihiro Tajima, PhD, Med

Oral Presentations 

Prevalence of Newborn Drug Testing and Variations by Birth Parent Race and Ethnicity at an Academic Medical Center 

Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dipl ABOM; Sebastian Schoneich, MD; Victoria Waidley, BS; Katharine McCabe; P. Paul Chandanabhumma, PhD, MPH; Justine Wu, MPH, MPH; Melissa Plegue, MA; Carol Shetty, MD

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Gun Possession Prevalence and Correlates Among Men in Primary Care

Vijay Singh, MD, FAAFP, MPH, MSc; Cory Lutgen, BS, BSc

A Scoping Review of Multi-level Influences on Rural HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin; Angela Kuznia; Meghann Lewis; Cornelius Jamison; Rebecca Hyman

Poster presentations:

Global Assessment of Screening and Intervention for Unhealthy Substance Use at the Primary Care Annual Visit 
Meredith Baumgartner, MD, MPH, MD MPH; Golfo Tzilos Wernette, PhD; Melissa Plegue, MA

Working with Gender Minority Patients in Healthcare Settings 

Priya Kaur, Martha Alves, MPH, MSW; Emma Alman, MPH; Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS; Elizabeth Haro, MPH; Christelle El Khoury, MD; 

Perspectives of Birthing People on Newborn Drug Testing and Racial Health Disparities: A Qualitative Study 

Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dipl ABOM; P. Paul Chandanabhumma, PhD, MPH; Katharine McCabe; Regina Onishchenko

Home-Based Cervical Cancer Screening: Diverse Community Perspectives on Mailed HPV Test Kits 

Martha Alves, MPH, MSW; Emma Alman, MPH; Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS; Elizabeth Haro, MPH; Christelle El Khoury, MD

Point of Care Ultrasound Track at One Year in an Academic Family Medicine Department 

Sebastian Schoneich, MD; Juana Nicoll Capizzano, MD; Scott Kelley, MD; Ben Beduhn, MD; William P. Saunders, MD, MBA, MBA

NAPCRG is the world’s largest primary care research conference. This year’s event attracted approximately 875 primary care doctors and researchers from the United States as well as countries as far-reaching as Australia and New Zealand; the United Kingdom and Ireland; Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands; various Asian countries including Japan, Korea and Malaysia; and Trinidad and Tobago.