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

Pierce JB, Blumer V, Choi S, Hardy NC, Greiner MA, Carnicelli AP, et al. Comparative Outcomes of Sacubitril/Valsartan Use After Hospitalization for Heart Failure Among Medicare Beneficiaries Naïve to Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitors. Am J Cardiol. 2023 Oct 1;204:151–8.

Chang F, Krishnan J, Hurst JH, Yarrington ME, Anderson DJ, O’Brien EC, et al. Comparing Natural Language Processing and Structured Medical Data to Develop a Computable Phenotype for Patients Hospitalized Due to COVID-19: Retrospective Analysis. JMIR Med Inform. 2023 Aug 22;11:e46267.

Boyd AD, Gonzalez-Guarda R, Lawrence K, Patil CL, Ezenwa MO, O’Brien EC, et al. Potential bias and lack of generalizability in electronic health record data: reflections on health equity from the National Institutes of Health Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023 Aug 18;30(9):1561–6.