Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Rachel  O'Conor, PhD

Rachel O'Conor, PhD

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

Focus of Work

Bio

I am a health services and public health researcher. My research focuses on understanding cognitive and psychosocial determinants of chronic disease self-management behaviors and health outcomes. I am interested in the design and evaluation of pragmatic, health system and community-based self-management support interventions for chronically ill adults who experience significant social and economic hardship. Additionally, my research seeks to understand and address self-care complexity for ind...[Read full text]I am a health services and public health researcher. My research focuses on understanding cognitive and psychosocial determinants of chronic disease self-management behaviors and health outcomes. I am interested in the design and evaluation of pragmatic, health system and community-based self-management support interventions for chronically ill adults who experience significant social and economic hardship. Additionally, my research seeks to understand and address self-care complexity for individuals with multiple chronic conditions and bridge the gap between complex medical systems and individuals' everyday lives.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MPH: University of Illinois - Chicago, Community Health Sciences (2012)
  • PhD: University of Illinois - Chicago, Public Health Sciences (2018)

Contact

312/503-6400

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