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

Curti SA, DeGruy JA, Spankovich C, Bishop CE, Su D, Valle K, et al. Relationship of Overall Cardiovascular Health and Hearing Loss in The Jackson Heart Study Population. Laryngoscope. 2020 Dec;130(12):2879–84.

Mentz RJ, Xu H, O’Brien EC, Thomas L, Alexy T, Gupta B, et al. PROVIDE-HF primary results: Patient-Reported Outcomes inVestigation following Initiation of Drug therapy with Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) in heart failure. In: Am Heart J. 2020. p. 35–43.

Butler MJ, Spruill TM, Johnson DA, Redline S, Sims M, Jenkins BC, et al. Suboptimal sleep and incident cardiovascular disease among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). Sleep Med. 2020 Dec;76:89–97.