Medical Research & Publications
District Medical Group and Valleywise are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals in Arizona through an integrated medical group practice based on a balanced program of patient care, education, research, and community service. The research conducted by our providers and supported by the Valleywise Grants and Research Department is central to our mission. The education provided to residents and medical students helps lay the foundation for a future of innovative care.
Healthcare disparities based on factors such as geography, gender, and race/ethnicity, increasingly require that our medical practices adapt to diverse patient populations. Through the adaptations we verify through research and the practices we teach residents, we have learned that our patients must be empowered. Patients, as well as providers, need to be equipped with the tools necessary to adapt to the changing healthcare environment.
As defined by the Agency for Health Research and Quality, health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately, our health and well-being.” This is the core of the research conducted by DMG.
DMG and Valleywise support and encourage research with initiatives, projects, and clinical trials designed to advance knowledge and create new treatment modalities. We are involved in dozens of research projects. We mentor residents and medical students on their own research projects. Many of these trials and projects become presentations throughout the country and articles published in national journals.
DMG and Valleywise have a long tradition of collaboration. Through our grants and research partnerships, we help make the community a better place.
The Valleywise Health Sciences Library supports the clinical, education and research needs of all Valleywise/DMG residents, physicians and staff. The library maintains an extensive collection of electronic resources through various databases and websites as well as a variety of books, journals and databases. For more information on medical research or publications, please contact the Health Sciences Library.