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Since 2009, the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University has participated in research supported by over  $100 million in funding. Our research, which has informed the development of innovative systems of care and contributed knowledge leading to improved health outcomes, is regularly recognized with local, provincial, national and international awards for excellence.


Our faculty are leaders in research that investigates and improves how we match the burden of care with the capacity to benefit, integrate care into the community, develop health professionals and shape policy. Across all research initiatives, we strive to work in a way that is person-focused, technology-enabled and health-equity aware.

We embrace a culture of evidence-informed primary care by working to discover new knowledge and creating new ways to improve the health care patients receive — so that they may enjoy a life worth living on their terms.

Research News and Announcements

  • Extended Primary Care at Home

    Most patients with mild-moderate COVID-19 can be treated at home with good primary care monitoring. In the Extended Primary Care at Home project, DFM trialed an innovative model to support family physicians and teams in providing the best...

  • Indigenous Teaching Through Art

    The Indigenous Teaching Through Art (ITTA) program, was created by McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with local Indigenous colleagues to fill a knowledge gap about the history of Indigenous people in Canada.


McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine