Matthew James O'Brien

  • 477 Citations

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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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  • Research Output

    • 477 Citations
    • 32 Article
    • 8 Review article
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Diabetes Management in Community Health Centers: a Review of Policies and Programs

    Kelley, A. T., Nocon, R. S. & O’Brien, M. J., Feb 1 2020, In : Current diabetes reports. 20, 2, 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Open Access
  • Reducing Health Disparities Through Prevention: Role of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

    O'Brien, M. J., Kirley, K. A. & Ackermann, R. T., May 2020, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 58, 5, p. 724-727 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    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

  • 1 Scopus citations