Primary Care Research: Critical to the Triple Aim and in Desperate Need of a Home

Topic Overview

Primary care is the largest healthcare delivery platform in the US, well-known to policymakers as essential to achieving the Triple Aim. Less well known is its innovative, diverse research enterprise that not only translates knowledge for the front lines but also generates new insights through creative partnerships. With an expansive portfolio encompassing chronic disease management, prevention, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, and big data analytics, primary care research lies at the nexus of powerful, social movements. Despite its important role, primary care research is perpetually underfunded and threatened by its dependence on several small federal funding sources under siege. Join us for an exciting primary care forum as we explore primary care research’s impact on health and how to unlock its potential through thoughtful policy.  


Andrew Bindman, MD – Former Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality       

Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH – Chair of Family Medicine, University of Chicago and NorthShore  

Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH – Director, AAFP National Research Network

Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE – Director, AAP Pediatric Research in Office Settings


Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH – Director, Robert Graham Center

Winston Liaw, MD, MH – Medical Director, Robert Graham Center