Rachel Dreyer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Organizations

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Faculty Research

York Street

Research Summary

Rachel Dreyer, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the section of Policy and Public Health and the Division of Informatics in Emergency Medicine at Yale University. She trained in epidemiology, clinical research, outcomes/health services research, and mixed methods. Over the past 8 years, Dr Dreyer’s research has endeavored to improve health care quality by accelerating the implementation of patient-centered outcomes research. More specifically, her work has largely pioneered efforts to improve outcomes for patients with heart disease, with a focus on understanding disparities in women. As a result, her scholarly work has identified significant delays and disparities in receiving treatment for women with coronary heart disease. More broadly she is interested in clinical informatics, health IT and the incorporation of humanism within the structure of medical care, both for patients and providers.  

Her current work is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on collaborative efforts with psychologists, computer scientists, cardiologists, informaticists, nurses and key stakeholders to define advanced methods to facilitate the psychosocial aspects of recovery for patients with coronary heart disease, using a narrative medicine approach. By implementing participatory methods, her team is currently developing novel stakeholder-informed mobile health applications that augment traditional cardiac rehabilitation programs at Yale University, to assist patients, particularly women, in recovery after acute myocardial infarction. The goal is to increase adherence to cardiac rehabilitation programs and to improve uptake of secondary prevention targets in the long-term – to ultimately improve outcomes and prevent hospital readmissions in these patients.

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Rachel Dreyer, PhD
Office Location
Seamco Building
464 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Department of Emergency Medicine
464 Congress Ave

New Haven , CT 06510