The primary research interests of Neena S. Abraham, M.D., include patient-centered outcomes, value analysis and policy outcomes related to use of pharmacologic agents, and gastrointestinal disorders. Specifically, Dr. Abraham investigates how anti-thrombotic drugs contribute to gastrointestinal bleeding, with particular attention to their effects in cardiac patients, the elderly and the highly comorbid. Dr. Abraham also studies the impact of patient engagement in medical decision-making and collaborative care models, involving gastroenterologists and cardiologists to enhance patient safety, best practice prescription strategies and health-modifying behaviors.
- Cardiogastroenterology and patient-centered outcomes in cardiac patients at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
- Process of care and periendoscopic management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant management to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding
- Medical decision-making and shared decision-making
Significance to patient care
Dr. Abraham's research contributes to better care and improved outcomes for cardiac patients who are at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. This includes improved strategies for prescription drug management, patient engagement in shared decision-making and risk factor modification to prevent gastrointestinal adverse events. In this way, Dr. Abraham endeavors to improve gastrointestinal outcomes for elderly and frail cardiac patients through improved prescription management and communication regarding treatment choices.
- Associate medical director in Arizona, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic, 2014-present
- Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, 2013-present
- Chair, ABIM Maintenance of Certification program, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011-present
- Chair, American College of Cardiology-American College of Gastroenterology-American Heart Association Expert Consensus Panel to develop best practice recommendations regarding the concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridines, 2010
- Trustee, American College of Gastroenterology, 2009-2015
- Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008-present
- Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2007-present