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Research Interests

Dr. Gordon is Research Associate Professor in the Institute for Healthcare Studies and Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at NorthwesternUniversity. Dr. Gordon completed her doctorate in Medical Anthropology at Case Western ReserveUniversity. Thereafter, she completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gordon obtained her Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois, Chicago, specializing in Community Health Sciences. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include: ethics of organ transplantation and donation, determinants of disparities in access to health care and health outcomes, health literacy, human subjects research ethics, self-care & chronic illness management, and qualitative research & mixed methods. Dr. Gordon received a Career Development Award from the NIDDK to examine self-care and outcomes among kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Gordon currently serves on the Ethics Committee of UNOS and has been actively involved in the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.


  • Health Disparities
  • Health Communications
  • Ethics of Research with Human Subjects
  • Health Literacy
  • Bioethics
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Transplantation
  • Health Services Research

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Research Output 1996 2017

A mixed-methods study of veterans affairs providers’ experiences communicating with patients about the affordable care act

Martinez, R. N., Gordon, E. J., Tully, S., Silva, A., Tarlov, E., French, D. D., Huo, Z., Smith, B. M., Gordon, H. S. & Stroupe, K. T. May 1 2017 In : Military Medicine. 182, 5, p. e1715-e1723

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Delivery of Health Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
1 Citations

Effect of a mobile web app on kidney transplant candidates' knowledge about increased risk donor kidneys: A randomized controlled trial

Gordon, E. J., Sohn, M. W., Chang, C. H., Mcnatt, G., Vera, K., Beauvais, N., Warren, E., Mannon, R. B. & Ison, M. G. Jan 1 2017 In : Transplantation. 101, 6, p. 1167-1176 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mobile Applications
Randomized Controlled Trials
Sexual Development
Decision Making
1 Citations

Miscommunicating NOTA Can Be Costly to Living Donors

Mittelman, M., Thiessen, C., Chon, W. J., Clayville, K., Cronin, D. C., Fisher, J. S., Fry-Revere, S., Gross, J. A., Hanneman, J., Henderson, M. L., Ladin, K., Mysel, H., Sherman, L. A., Willock, L. & Gordon, E. J. Feb 1 2017 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 17, 2, p. 578-580 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewLetter

Living Donors
Patient Education
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