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Desai, Jay R., PhD, MPH uri icon
Former Research Investigator


Joined the Institute: 2011

Education and training: PhD and MPH (epidemiology), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Overview/research interests: Chronic disease epidemiology, prevention and quality improvement in adults and children, including diabetes, diabetes prevention, cardiovascular disease, and cancer prevention; health equity research; clinical decision support for primary care providers and patients; dissemination and implementation research; large electronic health record studies; and mHealth interventions.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Prediabetes Patients Using EHR-Based Decision Support Cardiovascular Benefits and Safety of Glucose-Lowering Therapies in Adults with Diabetes
  • Minnesota Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Diabetes
  • Prioritized Clinical Decision Support to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
  • The Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) Network Adult Overweight and Obesity Cohort
  • NIH Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research
  • Multi-Level Communication Strategies for HPV Vaccination in Hmong Adolescents
  • A Path to Identifying Effective Treatments for Hmong Adults Suffering from Gout and Gout Related Co-Morbidities



selected publications