Matthew James O'Brien

  • 411 Citations
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Personal profile

Research 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.

Training Experience

2007Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2010Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Brown University

… → 2004

Research interests

  • Community Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Metabolism
  • Primary Care

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Grants 2015 2022

Clinical Decision Support Systems
Community Health Centers
Diabetes Mellitus
Life Style
information system
Social Determinants of Health
Quality of Health Care
Primary Health Care
Educational Models
Social Determinants of Health
Quality of Health Care
Primary Health Care
Educational Models

Research Output 1999 2019

  • 411 Citations
  • 30 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Association of Social Adversity with Comorbid Diabetes and Depression Symptoms in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study: A Syndemic Framework

McCurley, J. L., Gutierrez, A. P., Bravin, J. I., Schneiderman, N., Reina, S. A., Khambaty, T., Castañeda, S. F., Smoller, S., Daviglus, M. L., O'Brien, M. J., Carnethon, M. R., Isasi, C. R., Perreira, K. M., Talavera, G. A., Yang, M. & Gallo, L. C., Mar 27 2019, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 53, 11, p. 975-987 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Odds Ratio
1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations of insulin resistance with cognition in individuals without diagnosed diabetes: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos

Gonzales, M. M., Durazo-Arvizu, R. A., Sachdeva, S., Unterman, T. G., O'Brien, M. J., Gallo, L. C., Talavera, G. A., Kaplan, R. C., Cai, J., Schneiderman, N., Espinoza Giacinto, R. A., González, H. M., Daviglus, M. L. & Lamar, M., Apr 1 2019, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 150, p. 38-47 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Insulin Resistance

Hispanic representation in diabetes cardiovascular outcomes trials

Taylor Kelley, A., Mizokami-Stout, K., O'Brien, M. J., Bowen, M. E. & Sussman, J., May 1 2019, In : BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 7, 1, e000656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hispanic Americans
Nutrition Surveys
Hypoglycemic Agents
Body Mass Index
Research Design

Point-of-Care Hemoglobin A1c

O'Brien, M. J. & Sacks, D. B., Oct 8 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 322, 14, p. 1404-1405 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Point-of-Care Systems
2 Citations (Scopus)

Social Determinants of Health Training in U.S. Primary Care Residency Programs: A Scoping Review

Gard, L. A., Peterson, J., Miller, C., Ghosh, N., Youmans, Q., Didwania, A., Persell, S. D., Jean-Jacques, M., Ravenna, P., O'Brien, M. J. & Sanghavi Goel, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 94, 1, p. 135-143 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

curriculum development