Research in the Department of Family Medicine focuses on four broad research areas that reflect the interests of the faculty and principles of Family Medicine.

These areas are:

Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium

Each year, one of the family medicine residency programs in the area hosts a Regional Family Medicine Research Symposium, with presentations by residents and fellows from the Galveston-Houston area family medicine residency programs, including:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Methodist Hospital
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residents and fellows are invited to present posters and/or oral presentations on clinical research, evidence-based reviews, quality improvement projects, case reports, community projects, or educational/curriculum development they have participated in. Click here for more information on the annual symposium. 

Department of Family Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123

Susan Weller, PhD

Susan Weller, PhD
Director, Research Program

Bret Howrey, PhD

Bret Howrey, PhD
Associate Director, Research Program