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

    19792020
    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

    A Care Ethics Approach to Ethical Advocacy for Community Conditions

    Day, P. G., Sanchack, K. E. & Lennon, R. P., Apr 2 2020, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 20, 4, p. 35-37 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Scopus citations

    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

    Adults want to play too: Feasibility of an adult physical activity program designed to maximize enjoyment

    Upham, K., Auer, B. J., Sciamanna, C. N., Mowen, A. J., Smyth, J. M., Conroy, D. E., Silvis, M., Kraschnewski, J. L., Rovniak, L. S., Lehman, E., Kearcher, K., Vizzini, M. & Cesarone, L., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17, 2, p. 230-235 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A framework for effective application of machine learning to microbiome-based classification problems

    Topçuoğlu, B. D., Lesniak, N. A., Ruffin, M. T., Wiens, J. & Schloss, P. D., May 1 2020, In : mBio. 11, 3, e00434-20.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A multi-level model to understand cervical cancer disparities in appalachia

    Paskett, E. D., Pennell, M. L., Ruffin, M. T., Weghorst, C. M., Lu, B., Hade, E. M., Peng, J., Bernardo, B. M. & Wewers, M. E., Jan 1 2020, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 13, 3, p. 223-228 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    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
  • Book and Media Reviews: Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer

    Radico, J., 2020, In : Family Medicine. 52, 5, p. 373-374

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Clostridioides difficile infection: Update on management

    Mounsey, A., Smith, K. L., Reddy, V. C. & Nickolich, S., Feb 1 2020, In : American family physician. 101, 3, p. 168-175 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Conservative care or surgery for rotator cuff tears?

    Onks, C., Silvis, M., Loeffert, J., Tucker, J. & Gallo, R. A., Mar 1 2020, In : The Journal of family practice. 69, 2, p. 66-72 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Projects

  • 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

    Clebak, Karl (Recipient) & Gallo, Robert (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

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

    Prize