A CU Medicine provider.
I work collaboratively with my patients to help them achieve their health care goals.
Qualifications and experience
- Internal Medicine, Mental Health and Behavior, Primary Care, Transgender Health, Wellness and Prevention, Wellness and Prevention - LGTBQIA+ PrEP
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2007)
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (2006)
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2009)
Cornell University (NY) (1991)
Colorado School of Public Health (2016)
- Clinical interest for patients
Care if Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
- Research interest for patients
My primary research interest is in the care of complex medical patients in primary care, with a specific focus on
the role of mental illness in the primary care setting. I am actively engaged in qualitative work exploring the
experiences of primary care physicians in treating these patients. I am interested in using this qualitative work
to better understand patient complexity from the perspective of primary care physicians. With a better
understanding of patient complexity I plan to study an intervention to help primary care physician care for their
complex medical patient, especially those with mental illness. I am also using quantitative analysis to better
define the role of mental illness in complex medical patients. I am involved in observational quantitative
research using the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey to study the effects of treatment for depression in
patients with both depression and diabetes on both medical expenditures and mental and physical functioning
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