Faculty Research Interests
The research conducted in the Department of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School is diverse and reflects the research studies currently underway within the Department.
Educational Research & Innovation
Focuses on educational content development, delivery methods, and curriculum change assessment.
Faculty: Brooke Hooper, MD; Catherine Derber, MD; Aaron Mills, MD; Benjamin Goodman, MD; David Lieb, MD; Mily Kannarkat, MD
Observational & Quality Improvement Studies
Prospective, retrospective, and cross-sectional studies focusing on incidence, prevalence, risk factors, and time trends of various diseases
Faculty: Hamid Okhravi, MD; David Lieb, MD; Chinelo Okigbo, MD; Henri Parson, PhD; Catherine Derber, MD; Ron Flenner, MD; Sami Tahhan, MD; Jason Dukes, MD; Joshua Sill, MD; Rehan Qayyum, MD
Psychometrics and Survey-based Research
Generating new surveys for use in a variety of clinical settings; understanding the effect of health policy or interventions on patients and providers
Faculty: Jennifer Ryal, MD; Rehan Qayyum, MD
Secondary Data Analysis
Advancing insights into disease processes and clinical operations using data already collected for administrative or research purposes.
Faculty: Sami Tahhan, MD; Rehan Qayyum, MD
Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis
Faculty: Rehan Qayyum, MD
Designing and testing new interventions for diagnosis or disease treatment.
A clinical trial is a research study that is designed to test the effectiveness of new medical treatments or other medical interventions. Each study is designed to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to treat individuals with a specific disease.
By participating in clinical trials, you help accelerate medical science by providing valuable insights into potential treatments and methods of prevention. Participants with an illness or disease participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
All clinical trials conducted at EVMS are approved by the EVMS Institutional Review Board (IRB). For investigational treatments, all clinical trials are also approved by FDA.
Faculty: Elias Siraj, MD; David Lieb, MD; Hamid Okhravi, MD