Emily O'Brien PhD

Emily O'Brien

Core Faculty

Emily O'Brien, PhD


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I am an epidemiologist and health services researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. My research focuses on comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes, and pragmatic health services research in cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

Areas of expertise: Epidemiology, Health Services Research, and Clinical Decision Sciences

Bachmann KN, Roumie CL, Wiese AD, Grijalva CG, Buse JB, Bradford R, et al. Diabetes medication regimens and patient clinical characteristics in the national patient-centered clinical research network, PCORnet. Pharmacol Res Perspect. 2020 Oct;8(5):e00637.

Van Houtven CH, Lippmann SJ, Bélanger E, Smith VA, James HJ, Shepherd-Banigan M, et al. Measurement Properties of the CAPACITY Instrument to Assess Perceived Communication With the Health Care Team Among Care Partners of Patients With Cognitive Impairment. Med Care. 2020 Sep;58(9):842–9.

Oshunbade AA, Yimer WK, Valle KA, Clark D, Kamimura D, White WB, et al. Cigarette Smoking and Incident Stroke in Blacks of the Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jun 16;9(12):e014990.