Rachel O'Conor

  • 537 Citations
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Research Interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 2018

MPH, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 2012

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Services Research
  • Mixed Methods
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health

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Grants 2015 2022

Self Care
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Pregnancy in Diabetics
Health Literacy
Patient Education
Birth Injuries
Exercise Therapy

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 537 Citations
  • 34 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article

Concordance of patients’ beliefs about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, their comorbidities, and their medications

McInerney, G. E., Muellers, K., O'Conor, R., Wolf, M. S., Leventhal, H., Wisnivesky, J. P. & Federman, A. D., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient education and counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Hypertension
Disease Management

Daily Routine: Associations with Health Status and Urgent Health Care Utilization among Older Adults

O'Conor, R., Benavente, J. Y., Kwasny, M. J., Eldeirawi, K., Hasnain-Wynia, R., Federman, A. D., Hebert-Beirne, J. & Wolf, M. S., Sep 17 2019, In : The Gerontologist. 59, 5, p. 947-955 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Ambulatory Care
Health Status
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of a Self-management Support Intervention on Asthma Outcomes in Older Adults: The SAMBA Study Randomized Clinical Trial

Federman, A. D., O'Conor, R., Mindlis, I., Hoy-Rosas, J., Hauser, D., Lurio, J., Shroff, N., Lopez, R., Erblich, J., Wolf, M. S. & Wisnivesky, J. P., Aug 2019, In : JAMA internal medicine. 179, 8, p. 1113-1121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Metered Dose Inhalers
Medication Adherence
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of health literacy and cognitive abilities on COPD self-management behaviors: A prospective cohort study

O'Conor, R., Muellers, K., Arvanitis, M., Vicencio, D. P., Wolf, M. S., Wisnivesky, J. P. & Federman, A. D., Nov 1 2019, In : Respiratory Medicine. 160, 105630.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Self Care
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cohort Studies

Health Literacy and Medication Adherence in COPD Patients: When Caregiver Presence Is Not Sufficient

Muellers, K. A., Chen, L., O’Conor, R., Wolf, M. S., Federman, A. D. & Wisnivesky, J. P., Nov 2 2019, In : COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 16, 5-6, p. 362-367 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Medication Adherence
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Odds Ratio