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

Nieuwsma JA, O’Brien EC, Xu H, Smigelsky MA, VISN 6 MIRECC Workgroup, HERO Research Program, et al. Patterns of Potential Moral Injury in Post-9/11 Combat Veterans and COVID-19 Healthcare Workers. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jun;37(8):2033–40.

O’Brien EC, Sugarman J, Weinfurt KP, Larson EB, Heagerty PJ, Hernandez AF, et al. The impact of COVID-19 on pragmatic clinical trials: lessons learned from the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Trials. 2022 May 21;23(1):424.

Ani C, Shavlik D, Knutsen S, Abudayyeh I, Banta J, O’Brien E, et al. Glycemic status, non-traditional risk and left ventricular structure and function in the Jackson Heart Study. Bmc Cardiovasc Disord. 2022 Apr 21;22(1):186.