Chronic Health Conditions


Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Davis has a patient-oriented research program focused on obesity-related maternal and child health outcomes and in comparative effectiveness research in obesity and tobacco. 

Utibe Essien, MD, MPH

Dr. Essien's research focuses on the use of novel therapeutics and technologies in the management of common chronic diseases and understanding mechanisms by which differences exist in their uptake and diffusion. Currently, Dr. Essien is studying patient, provider, and systems-level predictors of the use of novel treatments in various vulnerable patient populations (e.g., Veterans) with chronic cardiovascular diseases and developing interventions to improve equity in their use.

Charles Jonassaint, PhD, MHS

Dr. Jonassaint is currently funded through an NHLBI K23 grant to lead a program of research in sickle cell disease focused on designing and testing evidence-based mHealth tools for improving stress and pain management. 

Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. McTigue's research interests are in the prevention of chronic disease, with focuses on obesity, women's health, and information technology. 

Bruce Rollman, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Behavioral Health, Media, and Technology

Dr. Rollman’s research focuses on developing novel interventions to treat mood and anxiety disorders in primary care and cardiac settings. He is also a co-investigator on several other federally-funded projects that currently involve the use of technology to prevent adolescent suicide (PI: Brent); computerized cognitive behavioral therapy for treating depressed patients on kidney hemodialysis (Jhamb); computerized cognitive behavioral health for treating insomnia and hypertension (Buysse); a smartphone relational agent to enhance self-care for atrial fibrillation (Magnani); and developing a novel pharmacologic regimen for treatment-resistant late-life depression (Lenze/Karp).

Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, MS

Director, Caring for Complex Chronic Conditions Research Center

Dr. Rosland focuses on innovations in care for chronic health conditions and studies health system efforts to improve primary care delivery. Dr. Rosland's work draws on her expertise in health intervention design and evaluation, health behavior change, social and family support, primary care for complex patients, and Participatory Research.