Department of Family and Community Medicine

  • 500 University Dr.

    17033 Hershey

    United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

Penn State College of Medicine had the first department of Family and Community Medicine in an academic health center in the United States.

Departmental faculty members are very active clinically, seeing patients at Penn State Health sites in Hershey, Harrisburg, Elizabethtown, Camp Hill, Palmyra, Middletown, Mount Joy and State College, Pa., with just fewer than 300,000 primary-care visits per year.

The department sees inpatients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children's Hospital, both in Hershey, and at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

Family and Community Medicine is also responsible for the education of the College of Medicine's medical students in family medicine, including a required third-year clerkship, a required underserved-medicine clerkship, and many other courses in all four years of the curriculum. The department also offers multiple residency and fellowship programs. 

Faculty members' interests include research, obstetrics, geriatrics, primary care sports medicine, integrative holistic medicine and global health.

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    Profiles

    Photo of Alan Adelman

    Alan Adelman, MD, MS

    Person: Academic

    19792016
    Photo of Scott Andrews
    19981998
    Photo of Bettina Aprile
    20172017
    Photo of Carol Baase
    Photo of Jeffrey Baker
    20172018
    Photo of Mark Baker

    Mark Baker, MD

    Person: Academic

    20042004
    Photo of Erich Batra
    19922019
    Photo of Franklin Berkey
    20102018

    Research Output

    Accuracy of Dermoscopy vs. Visual inspection for diagnosing melanoma in adults

    Clebak, K. T., Helm, L. & Helm, M., Feb 1 2020, In : American family physician. 101, 3, p. 145-146 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Associations between family weight-based teasing, eating pathology, and psychosocial functioning among adolescent military dependents

    Pearlman, A. T., Schvey, N. A., Higgins Neyland, M. K., Solomon, S., Hennigan, K., Schindler, R., Leu, W., Gillmore, D., Shank, L. M., Lavender, J. M., Burke, N. L., Wilfley, D. E., Sbrocco, T., Stephens, M., Jorgensen, S., Klein, D., Quinlan, J. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Jan 2020, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 17, 1, 24.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with limited health literacy in a community-based sample of older Black Americans

    Davis, S. N., Wischhusen, J. W., Sutton, S. K., Christy, S. M., Chavarria, E. A., Sutter, M. E., Roy, S., Meade, C. D. & Gwede, C. K., Feb 2020, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 103, 2, p. 385-391 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Parental deployment and distress, and adolescent disordered eating in prevention-seeking military dependents

    Higgins Neyland, M. K., Shank, L. M., Burke, N. L., Schvey, N. A., Pine, A., Quattlebaum, M., Leu, W., Gillmore, D., Morettini, A., Wilfley, D. E., Stephens, M., Sbrocco, T., Yanovski, J. A., Jorgensen, S., Klein, D. A., Olsen, C. H., Quinlan, J. & Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Feb 1 2020, In : International Journal of Eating Disorders. 53, 2, p. 201-209 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Unmasking Identity: Observations From a Cohort of Entering Medical Students

    Stephens, M. B., Feb 1 2020, In : Family medicine. 52, 2, p. 120-123 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Acute prazosin administration does not reduce stressor reactivity in healthy adults

    Kaye, J. T., Fronk, G. E., Zgierska, A. E., Cruz, M. R., Rabago, D. & Curtin, J. J., Nov 1 2019, In : Psychopharmacology. 236, 11, p. 3371-3382 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Adolescent Behavioral Cancer Prevention in the United States: Creating a Composite Variable and Ranking States’ Performance

    Moss, J. L., Liu, B. & Zhu, L., Oct 1 2019, In : Health Education and Behavior. 46, 5, p. 865-876 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Aspirin for primary prevention: USPSTF recommendations for CVD and colorectal cancer

    Smith, D. K., Demetriou, T. & Weber, C., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Family Practice. 68, 3, p. 146-151 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Projects

  • P1 - Omega-3 fatty acids and Colorectal Cancer Prevention

    Ruffin, M., Taylor, J., Lawrence, T., Gruber, S., Giordano, T., Fearon, E. R., Smith, W. A., Taylor, J. M. G., Brenner, D. E. & Simeone, D.

    National Institutes of Health

    3/1/108/31/17

    Project: Research project

  • Reducing Cervical Cancer in Appalachia

    Ruffin, M., Jewell, S. D., Paskett, E. D., Weghorst, C., Jewell, S., Slater, M. D. & Wewers, M. E.

    National Institutes of Health

    4/1/0310/31/17

    Project: Research project

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Prizes

    40 Under 40

    Daniel Schlegel (Recipient), 2016

    Prize

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member

    Tamara Oser (Recipient), 2016

    Prize

    Best Doctors in America

    Karl Clebak (Recipient) & Paul Juliano (Recipient), 2018

    Prize

    Best Doctors in America

    Karl Clebak (Recipient), 2019

    Prize

    Best Doctors in America

    Karl Clebak (Recipient) & Paul Juliano (Recipient), 2015

    Prize

    Best Doctors in America

    Karl Clebak (Recipient) & Paul Juliano (Recipient), 2017

    Prize

    Best Doctors in America

    Edward Fox (Recipient), Karl Clebak (Recipient) & Paul Juliano (Recipient), 2016

    Prize