The research of Victor G. Chedid, M.D., M.S., pertains to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He focuses on understanding health disparities and identifying gaps in the care of individuals with IBD.
Dr. Chedid studies the use of ethical artificial intelligence and digital health to bridge gaps in health care, particularly for underrepresented minorities, such as the LGBTQ+ community. He investigates ways to create a more inclusive and safe space for individuals with IBD who identify as LGBTQ+.
Dr. Chedid and his collaborators study the epidemiology of IBD in LGBTQ+ communities, the intersectionality between sexual orientation and gender identity, and its impact on chronic conditions such as IBD. Dr. Chedid studies community engagement to identify the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
This research helps in understanding the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community living with IBD and improving their health care delivery.
- Dr. Chedid studies the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals with IBD through a mixed method approach, which is community-based participatory research and human-centered design principles.
- Dr. Chedid assesses the impact of implicit and explicit heterosexism and transphobia in society and many health care systems on levels of stress for LGBTQ+ patients with IBD. This leads to delays in care and poor outcomes in IBD.
- He uses qualitative and quantitative methods to determine gaps in care of LGBTQ+ individuals with IBD. Dr. Chedid's research describes IBD severity and measures patient outcomes, mental health, sexual function and perceived stress.
- Dr. Chedid is working to develop a prospective registry of individuals with IBD who identify as LGBTQ+.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Chedid's work is the first of its kind to characterize the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals with IBD. It will generate findings critical to improving the care of this population.
It provides the foundation needed for future funding to study the critical needs and gaps in care of LGBTQ+ patients with IBD, generate hypotheses for future research and provide insights to improve delivery of care to this marginalized population.
- Board member, Rainbows in Gastroenterology, 2022-present.
- Director, IBD Pride Clinic, Mayo Clinic, 2022-present.
- Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic, 2023-2026.