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

Haroutounian S, Holzer KJ, Kerns RD, Veasley C, Dworkin RH, Turk DC, et al. Patient engagement in designing, conducting, and disseminating clinical pain research: IMMPACT recommended considerations. Pain. 2024 May 1;165(5):1013–28.

Burton W, Salsbury SA, Goertz CM. Healthcare provider perspectives on integrating a comprehensive spine care model in an academic health system: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Jan 23;24(1):125.

Bejarano G, Vining R, Desai DP, Minchew J, Michael Guo H, Goertz C. Development of a low back pain care pathway in an academic hospital system: results of a consensus process. J Orthop Surg Res. 2024 Jan 3;19(1):11.