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Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Clinical Health Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Research Summary

Dr. Evon is a clinical health psychologist and behavioral researcher who has worked in the field of chronic liver disease for 18 years. She has extensive experience in patient-centered outcomes research. Broadly speaking, her research interests include: (a) evaluation of bio-psycho-social factors associated with chronic liver disease, (b) understanding the patients’ perspective using patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and qualitative methods, and (c) development and testing of psychosocial/behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes for liver disease populations. She has utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods in her work, with a heavy emphasis on using PRO measures. Since 2013, she has been collaborating with patients as research consultants on several projects and mentoring junior faculty in the patient engagement process. She formed a UNC HCV Patient Engagement Group (HCV-PEG) to collaborate on the PROP UP study, expanded the HCV-PEG to collaborate on another PCORI-funded trial (PRIORITIZE), and have provided patient engagement expertise as a co-investigator on other projects.

CGIBD Focus Area(s):  Clinical/Translational Research

Collaborators: Barritt, Barnes, Moon, Kappelman

Donna Evon