Dr. Utibe R. Essien joined VAPHS’s Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) in September 2018. Dr. Essien studies the novel use of therapeutics and technologies for the management of chronic diseases and understanding the mechanisms that lead to disparate outcomes in their uptake and diffusion. Currently, Dr. Essien is studying patient, provider, and systems-level predictors of the use of novel treatments in Veterans with chronic cardiovascular diseases and developing interventions to improve equitable use.
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion
What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?
1. What are the multilevel (i.e., patient, provider, system) factors that facilitate and impede equitable access to atrial fibrillation therapy?
2. What are the determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in novel, evidence-based medication use?
3. How does racism and bias influence access to medical care?
What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?
1. Atrial Fibrillation
2. Oral Anticoagulation
3. Health Equity
4. Racial/Ethnic Disparities
5. Social Determinants
What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?
1. Novel pharmacotherapy
2. Multilevel regression modeling
3. Implementation science framework
4. Qualitative research
5. Big data analysis