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

Hammill BG, Leimberger JD, Lampron Z, Raman SR, O’Brien EC, Wurst KE, et al. Fitness of real-world data for clinical trial data collection: Results and lessons from a HARMONY Outcomes ancillary study. Clin Trials. 2022 Dec;19(6):655–64.

O’Brien EC, Mulder H, Jones WS, Hammill BG, Sharlow A, Hernandez AF, et al. Concordance Between Patient-Reported Health Data and Electronic Health Data in the ADAPTABLE Trial. Jama Cardiol. 2022 Nov 2;

Chen-Lim ML, McCabe MA, Xu H, Thomas LE, Forrest CB, Birnbaum S, et al. Experiences of U.S. Nurses Compared With Nonnurses in the First Year of COVID-19: Findings From a National Registry. Nurs Res. 2022 Nov;71(6):421–31.