Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Co-Principal Investigator, VA HSR&D Precision Monitoring to Transform Care Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (PRIS-M QUERI)
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine
The fundamental goal of Dr. Bravata’s research is to improve the care and outcomes for patients with complex medical needs. She has conducted multi-site randomized clinical trials, large observational cohort studies, and implementation trials. Her work has examined the quality of care received by patients with vascular disease, the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack, and the implementation of programs to improve care for patients with complex medical needs. Several of her projects involve the development, validation, and display of quality-of-care measures. An emerging area of her research focuses on the use of participatory arts to improve patient well-being. Dr. Bravata serves as mentor for residents, fellows, and junior faculty from diverse disciplines.
Addressing Sleep Apnea Post-stroke (ASAP)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
To evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of alternative strategies for the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea after ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack.
Expanding expertise Through E-health Network Development (EXTEND)
To expand the reach and effectiveness of VA care to improve Veteran outcomes by delivering high-quality evidence-based telehealth care services; identify and apply successful strategies for optimizing shared care between telehealth, specialty, and primary care services for Veterans served by telehealth services; identify factors that influence adaptation, adoption, and sustainment of VA telehealth services; and assess the business case for implementing, scaling, and sustaining telehealth care services.
Risks of Cannabis Use Among Veterans on Long-term Opioid Therapy
To address the gaps in the literature on the potential harms or benefits of cannabis use among patients on long-term opioid therapy, by examining the association of cannabis use on all-cause mortality and hospitalization, fall-related injury, any injury, and hospitalization for mood disorders among on long-term opioid therapy.
Impact of Marijuana on Adherence, Risk Factor Control and Cardiovascular Events
To examine whether marijuana use is associated with stroke or myocardial infarction, vascular risk factor control or adherence to recommended vascular risk factor modification interventions.
Implementation of Narrative Theatre for Occupational Justice Promotion
Role: Primary Mentor
To promote health equity for marginalized groups by equipping occupational therapists with an evidence-based intervention to reduce provider bias and thereby promote occupational justice in healthcare.