Matthew J O'Brien, MD

Matthew J O'Brien, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine

Contact

312/503-6400

Rubloff Building 10th Floor
750 N Lake Shore
Chicago IL 60611

Hospital Affiliations

I am on the medical staff at the following Feinberg-affiliated hospital(s)

Education and Certification

MD: Brown University (2004)
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine (2007)
Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania (2010)

Interests

Description of Interests

My work aims to eliminate health disparities in U.S. Latinos by examining the underlying causes and developing interventions to address them. Since 2007, my colleagues and I have focused on community health workers as a culturally-competent workforce to promote health and prevent disease in this population. Partnered closely with community-based organizations, we have developed and tested community health worker programs to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and most recently diabetes. We conduct qualitative and epidemiologic studies to identify intervention targets in Latinos and develop our intervention approaches. Through advocacy and research efforts, we are also working to integrate community-based health resources with more traditional healthcare services and settings.

Interests (Keywords)

Community Medicine; Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism; Health Disparities; Health Policy; Primary Care

Research and Publications

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