Publications included

Beran, Mary Sue, MD, MPH uri icon
Clinician Investigator


Joined the Institute: Park Nicollet Institute, 2003; HealthPartners Institute, 2016

Education and training: MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis; Internship in general internal medicine, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis; Residency in general internal medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis; MPH, University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health; Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California Los Angeles Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.

Overview/research interests:
Dr. Beran is an internist at Park Nicollet Clinic and a clinician investigator at HealthPartners Institute.  Her work is focused on improving the delivery and quality of care for patients with chronic disease.  Specific interests include patient and physician communication, measures of health care quality and innovative models for health care delivery in primary care.  Recent projects include a comprehensive evaluation of the medical home care delivery model, qualitative work on physician and patient perceptions of pay for performance measures, and understanding the patient and physician perspective of Medicare Annual Wellness visits. She designed and led the implementation of a team-based care model at a primary care internal medicine clinic and is currently involved in a multiyear project evaluating the role of pharmacist-led telehealth blood pressure monitoring for patients with hypertension.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Co-investigator on the Hyperlink study (PI, Karen Margolis) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute