Health Workforce Development

Our research in this area promotes a diverse and competent health workforce throughout New York State.

We partner with communities and institutions to place health care professionals in medically underserved communities.

Through our research, we:

  • identify geographic regions of unmet health care needs
  • remedy this disparity by recruiting and training professionals to serve in these regions
  • nurture a diverse health workforce by encouraging people from groups underrepresented in health care professions to pursue careers in the field

Research Projects

This training program aims to increase resident and medical student training (time spent and number of trainees) in eleven freestanding ambulatory care sites in the Western New York region.
AHEC enhances access to quality health care across New York state.
The project aims to strengthen the Primary Care Workforce by supporting enhanced interprofessional education (IPE) models for future primary care providers in underserved areas of the region, state, and nation.
This study aims to provide women in STEM tools to recognize and address bias and discrimination in an attempt to bring more women into STEM disciplines and increase women in leadership positions. Students participate in a 4 four day retreat and a one day workshop. Case studies are used to facilitate discussion.
The UB Faculty Scholar Program in Implementation Science is an institutional research career development (K12) program that supports mentored research and career development for faculty scholars in dissemination and implementation (D&I) research to address the complex process of bridging research and practice in real-world settings.
The partnership serves as a pipeline for teacher and student recruitment, training and mentorship in bioscience, with a particular focus on genetics.

Research Centers/Partners


A workforce initiative that addresses the needs of medically disadvantaged communities and populations through partnerships with institutions that train health professionals.


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Singh, Ranjit

Ranjit Singh, MB BChir MBA

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Director, Primary Care Research Institute

UB Downtown Gateway, Department of Family Medicine, 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220L Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 816-7275; Fax: (716) 845-6899


Wilkins, Diana

Diana Wilkins, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

UB Office of Graduate Medical Education, 955 Main Street, Suite 7230 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2012; Fax: (716) 829-3999