Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD

Rural and Underserved Health Research Center

Phone: 859.269.5626
Email: lpeterson@theabfm.org

College of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky
111 Washington Ave. Suite 101B
Lexington, KY 40536


Current Projects - (2)

  • Predictors of Buprenorphine Prescribing by Family Physicians in Rural Areas Nationally
    This project will examine how physician and practice-level characteristics are associated with family physicians prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder across rural and urban areas. The study will make use of a unique dataset collected among family physicians nationally in 2017.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities, Health services, Mental health, Pharmacy and prescription drugs, Physicians, Substance abuse
  • Variation in Scope of Practice and Medical Services Available at Family Physician Practices within Rural Areas
    Using data collected during recertification of family physicians by the American Board of Family Medicine, we will examine variation in the scope of practice of family physicians and services available in the primary practice site by degree of rurality and within rural categories by community-level deprivation, as well as variation by PCMH status.
    Research center: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities, Health services, Physicians