Diana Burgess - Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
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Diana Burgess

Diana Burgess, PhD is a social psychologist. Much of her research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities in health and healthcare. One line of research focuses on understanding how providers may unintentionally contribute to healthcare disparities (including the conditions that may make this more likely), and developing strategies to address this provider contribution. Another line of research is aimed at addressing racial disparities in pain treatment and outcomes, through the development of innovative patient-level interventions, which address patient-level, provider-level and system-level contributors. She is also pursuing research aimed at developing communication strategies to improve equity and quality of chronic pain care and to reduce the stigma of pain. She has also begun to conduct research on mindfulness-based interventions for healthcare providers, to reduce provider burnout and improve patient care.

  • Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Co-Director VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research

• Disparities in health and healthcare
• Pain management
• Stigma
• Health and Health Care Communication
• Mindfulness

BA, Rice University, Houston, TX
PhD, University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology, Minneapolis, MN
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Organizational Behavior, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
Post-Doctoral Fellow, VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Health Services Research Minneapolis VA Medical Center, CCDOR, Minneapolis, MN

Email: diana.burgess@va.gov

Check out a full publication list on Google Scholar.