Dr. Patel’s research focuses on improving capacity for individuals and health systems to manage common chronic diseases through behavioral interventions. She has a particular interest in leveraging electronic self-management tools, and increasing patient and healthcare provider collaboration to facilitate disease management and improve meaningful health outcomes. Her work includes projects related to the management of multiple chronic conditions, including the utilization of mobile health and tablet applications as an intervention medium; examining patient health-related financial burden with managing chronic disease, and behavioral interventions to improve access, adherence to treatment regimens, and patient-provider communication around these burdens; improving patient-physician collaboration with electronic health records; and health disparities in chronic disease burden.
- Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
- M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
- B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego