Matthew O'Brien, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

About this Investigator

Dr. O'Brien's work aims to eliminate health disparities in U.S. Latinos by examining the underlying causes and developing interventions to address them. Since 2007, Dr. O'Brien and his colleagues 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, they have developed and tested community health worker programs to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and most recently diabetes. They conduct qualitative and epidemiologic studies to identify intervention targets in Latinos and develop our intervention approaches. Through advocacy and research efforts, they are also working to integrate community-based health resources with more traditional healthcare services and settings.

Dr. O'Brien's research team at Temple University wishes him a fond farewell as he joins the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.


Brown University
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania


Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission
Associate Professor
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:40