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Research Interests

Dr. Gordon is Professor in the Department of Surgery-Division of Transplantation, Center for Healthcare Studies, and Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon completed her doctorate in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Thereafter, she completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Gordon obtained her Master’s degree in Public Health from University of Illinois, Chicago, specializing in Community Health Sciences. Her research interests include: ethics of organ transplantation and donation, health disparities in access to health care and health outcomes, informed consent, self-care & chronic illness management, health literacy, and qualitative research & mixed methods. Dr. Gordon has received funding from the NIDDK, NIAID, NINR, HRSA, VA, and DOD for her research in transplantation and decision aids. Dr. Gordon currently serves as the Chair of the UNOS Ethics Committee, and Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation.

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 2005

PhD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Bioethics
  • Empirical Bioethics
  • Ethics of Research with Human Subjects
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Services Research
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mixed Methods
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Transplantation

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Grants 2009 2023

Hand Transplantation
Patient-Centered Care
Informed Consent
Decision Making
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Tissue Donors
Postal Service
Research Personnel
Focus Groups
Social Media
Research Ethics Committees

Research Output 1996 2019

Living Donors
Genetic Testing
Focus Groups
African Americans
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Variation in Social Support Requirements and Implications for Access to Transplantation in the United States

Ladin, K., Marotta, S. A., Butt, Z., Gordon, E. J., Daniels, N., Lavelle, T. A. & Hanto, D. W., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Progress in Transplantation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Referral and Consultation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Correlates and outcomes of alcohol use after single solid organ transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis

on behalf of the B-SERIOUS consortium, Jan 2019, In : Transplantation Reviews. 33, 1, p. 17-28 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Organ Transplantation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Correlates and outcomes of low physical activity posttransplant: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Berben, L., Engberg, S. J., Rossmeissl, A., Gordon, E. J., Kugler, C., Schmidt-Trucksäss, A., Klem, M. L., Sereika, S. M., De Simone, P., Dobbels, F. & De Geest, S. M., Apr 1 2019, In : Transplantation. 103, 4, p. 679-688 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Odds Ratio
Quality of Life
Confidence Intervals
6 Citations (Scopus)

Excluding patients from transplant due to social support: Results from a national survey of transplant providers

Ladin, K., Emerson, J., Berry, K., Butt, Z., Gordon, E., Daniels, N., Lavelle, T. A. & Hanto, D. W., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 19, 1, p. 193-203 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Social Class
Surveys and Questionnaires