Stacie L. Daugherty, MD, MSPH

Senior Clinician Investigator

Stacie L. Daugherty, MD, MSPH, is a Senior Clinician Investigator at the Institute for Health Research. Her research focuses on finding ways to deliver equitable, high quality cardiovascular care to all people.

Dr. Daugherty received her medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed an internship, residency, and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She also received a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her research teams are working to bridge the fields of social psychology and health services research to execute unique approaches to studying and addressing health disparities.

Dr. Daugherty is a practicing clinical physician in Cardiology with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology.

Selected Research:

  • Improving Communication and Healthcare Outcomes for Patients with Communication Disabilities: the INTERACT Trial
  • The study aims to address patients’ communication challenges (barriers) in the primary care setting (use of services) by comparing two interventions for increasing providers’ use of communication strategies (mediators: providers’ communication skills) among patients with communications disorders.  

    • Funder: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
    • Award End Date: 06/30/2023

  • Using Values Affirmation to Reduce the Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Hypertension Disparities
  • The objective of the Hypertension and Values (HYVALUE) multicenter trial was to use an intervention targeting stereotype threat, values affirmation, to reduce racial disparities in hypertension.

    • Funder: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Award End Date: 05/31/2021

  • Disparities in Patient-Centered Communication Experienced by Patients with Communication Disorders
  • The overall purpose of this research is to compare medical students’ communication behaviors with patients with communication disorders (CD) and to evaluate medical students’ implicit and explicit biases towards people with CD.

    • Funder: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    • Award End Date: 08/31/2021

  • Discrimination and Allostatic Load among American Indians; An Intervention to Increase Engagement with Hypertension Care for American Indian Patients
  • The goal of these projects was to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke in urban American Indians by addressing disparities associated with prejudice and stress at individual, interpersonal and system levels.

    • Funder: American Heart Association
    • Award End Date: 06/30/2019