Chronic Disease Management

Despite rapidly increasing medical advancements, chronic disease management continues to be a major public health concern in the United States. Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma often fail to take advantage of the treatments available to them, or behave in ways that contribute to the worsening of symptoms. CHIBE researchers investigate the ways in which the predictable, irrational behavior of individuals with chronic disease can be leveraged to optimize health outcomes. CHIBE’s investigators test interventions to increase medication adherence, physical activity, and healthy eating to reduce the burden of chronic disease on patients, their families, and health systems.

Here's some of our work in the area of chronic disease management

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Shared Decision-Making

Our researchers found that a tailored, shared decision-making intervention was able to improve asthma control in Black patients. This intervention was associated with fewer symptoms at follow-up, including less shortness of breath, less severity of symptoms, and fewer nights woken.

Financial Incentives

What effect do financial incentives have on glucose monitoring adherence and glycemic control in young adults with type 1 diabetes? This study found that incentives can help improve adherence, they did not significantly improve glycemic control.

Shared Incentives

This trial showed that shared financial incentives for physicians and patients at primary care practices led to reductions of LDL-C levels after one year. The study authors found that 49% of the patients in the shared incentive group achieved the LDL-C goal compared to 36% to 40% in the other arms.

Reducing Hospitalizations

A multidisciplinary, 4-pronged quality improvement intervention, including tailored education and facilitated discharge medication filling, reduced rehospitalizations and visits to the ED in a high-risk pediatric asthma population.

Our Experts in Chronic Disease Management

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Kit Delgado

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Kevin Volpp

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Mohammed K. Ali


Jaya Aysola

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Sandra Amaral

David Asch

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Iwan Barankay

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Carolyn Cannuscio

Karen Glanz

Karen Glanz

Anjali Gopalan


Joanna Hart


Chén C. Kenyon

Vandana Khungar

Samuel Kuna

George Loewenstein

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Judith Long

Shivan Mehta

Peter Reese

Peter Reese

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Louise Russell

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Marilyn Schapira

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Judy Shea

Andrea Troxel


Kristen Underhill

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Eric VanEpps

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Atheendar Venkataramani

Charlene Wong