Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research . 3518 Fifth Ave . Pittsburgh, PA 15261 . Phone: 412.383.1000
Welcome to the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research (CPCR). CPCR is a relatively new center at the University of Pittsburgh, created to address and improve disparities in health care in Allegheny County. The Center is a partnership among the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, FM-Pittnet (a Practice-Based Research Network), the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and numerous other community-based organizations. This combination of institutions allows CPCR to use a multi-pronged approach in the evaluation of health care in the primary care setting, as well as other activies including planning research, recruiting participants, developing educational programs, and implementing future projects in the geographical and medical communities.
Current Funded Research
Innovations in Reducing Stroke and Prostate Cancer in Minority Men
Janine E. Janosky, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator),
Jeannette E. South-Paul, M.D.; Joan Procopio, RD, LDN; Michael G. Lamb, MD; Stephen A. Wilson, MD.
Project Coordinator: Lisa J. Sciullo, JD
This study utilizes a community-based intervention that shall: (1) remove barriers to patient education with regard to stroke and prostate cancer prevention, (2) foster compliance with prevention and treatment activities, (3) utilize effective strategies to improve participant compliance, and (4) provide a formative and summative evaluation. Additionally, this study uses a variety of educational means presented in the communities to effect behavioral change among participants with the overall aim of improving the health of minority men.
Minority Women's Heart Initiative
Jeannette E. South-Paul, M.D. (Principal Investigator),
Janine E. Janosky, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator: Jamar D. Robinson, MD, MPH.
The purpose of this study is to: (1) identify and monitor a cohort of women in the community who are at risk for cardiovascular disease, with a special emphasis upon the inclusion of women who identify as African American; (2) educate the community regarding prevention of cardiovascular disease; (3) build clinical research capacity in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and (4) to attract students and professionals to careers in community-based research.
Primary Care Physician Compliance with Treatment Modalities for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome in an Underserved Patient Population
Janine E. Janosky, Ph.D (Principal Investigator) Jeannette E. South-Paul, M.D; Susan B. Laird; Jamar D. Robinson, MD, MPH.
The purpose of this investigation is to implement two community-based research projects in a minority underserved patient population to study the degree of compliance with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) best practice guidelines by community-based family practitioners.