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Minal Patel PhD, MPH

Minal R. Patel PhD, MPH

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Patel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior & Health Education. She completed her M.P.H and PhD in HBHE at the University of Michigan. Dr. Patel's research program focuses on the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions that focus on improving self-efficacy and navigation skills for individuals to access complex health care delivery systems, affordable healthcare, and management of chronic disease. Emphases of her work include health-related financial toxicity, team-based care, health and financial literacy, and populations with a long history of health disparities. Dr. Patel's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Lung Association, and private foundations. She has led studies focused on improving health insurance literacy in economically disadvantaged communities, screening and addressing unmet social determinants in clinical settings, and health care provider training in implementing guideline-based care.


Dr. Patel has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes