Patient Self-Management

Our translational research in this area draws heavily on patient engagement and practice facilitation.

Self-management support is an important component of patient-centered care. Encouraging patients with chronic conditions to manage their health on a daily basis inspires them to learn more about their illness and take an active role in their well-being.

However, self-management support is often the most neglected component of care in the patient-centered medical home.

We strive to translate research on patient self-management support into practice.

Research Projects

Research Centers/Partners

  • 10/1/14

    A network of patient teams from largely disadvantaged neighborhoods that partner with the Primary Care Research Institute to help shape medical practice design, research and quality-improvement initiatives.

  • Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network

    Director: Laurene M. Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

    Investigates questions related to community-based primary care practice. Aims to improve patient care by translating research into practice and by involving practices in research.


  • Kahn, Linda

    Linda Kahn, PhD

    Professor, Primary Care Research Institute

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

    Phone: (716) 816-7254; Fax: (716) 845-6899


  • Tumiel Berhalter, Laurene

    Laurene Tumiel Berhalter, PhD

    Director of Community Translational Research

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

    Phone: 716-816-7278; Fax: 716-845-6899