A. Rani Elwy, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, King's College London
MS, London School of Economics and Political Science




Dr. A. Rani Elwy, PhD is a health psychologist, health services researcher and implementation scientist who examines Veterans’ access to mental health care and communication between patients, families and providers.Dr. Elwy is also an Investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), a VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation, based at the Boston and Bedford VA Medical Centers. At CHOIR, she directs the Health Communications Research focus area, and within the VA Healthcare System, she has spearheaded the "Disclosure Technical Assistance and Support Program", a communication program developed from health services research evidence and implementation science strategies. Now funded by VA Clinical Operations, Dr. Elwy and her colleagues provide verbal and written communication expertise to facilities needing to disclose information about healthcare to patients, families, employees and the public.

Specific projects as Principal Investigator include examining surgeons’ communication with patients and families about unanticipated surgical events and the impact on this on surgeons’ well-being and patients’ trust in VA; investigating and improving large-scale adverse event disclosures in the VA; predicting Veterans’ treatment seeking for a new episode of depression from their illness perceptions; and establishing an evidence-base for complementary and alternative medicine as first-line treatments for Veterans with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. In 2012-2014, Dr. Elwy was a fellow with the NIMH- and VA- funded Implementation Research Institute, under the direction of Professor Enola Proctor. A new avenue of research resulting from this fellowship involves examining social networks of providers to better understand where and how provider behavior change may occur in an organization.

From 2015-2017, Dr. Elwy served as the Director of the MPH Certificate in Program Management. Dr. Elwy also teaches a MPH course called Healthcare Delivery Systems: Issues and Innovations (PM755) and a PhD/DrPH/MS course on Research Theory and Design (PH842). She advises many MPH, MS and PhD students in the Health Law, Policy and Management department and the Health Services Research program.

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp




Development of a Translational Tool to Study Yoga Therapy
12/01/2010 - 08/31/2016 (Subcontract PI)
University of Connecticut NIH NCCIH
5R01AT006466-03

Help Seeking for Depression by Primary Care Patients
03/01/2007 - 08/29/2008 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
1 R03 MH77021 01A1



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  1. Branch-Elliman W, Elwy AR, Lamkin RL, Shin M, Engle RL, Colborn K, Rove J, Pendergast J, Hederstedt K, Hawn M, Mull HJ. Assessing the sustainability of compliance with surgical site infection prophylaxis after discontinuation of mandatory active reporting: study protocol. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Apr 25; 3(1):47.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35468871; PMCID: PMC9036843; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-022-00288-0;
     
  2. Tiersma K, Reichman M, Popok PJ, Nelson Z, Barry M, Elwy AR, Flores EJ, Irwin KE, Vranceanu AM. The Strategies for Quantitative and Qualitative Remote Data Collection: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Apr 08; 6(4):e30055. PMID: 35394441; PMCID: PMC9034421; DOI: 10.2196/30055;
     
  3. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, Kim B, West GS. Involving Stakeholders as Communication Partners in Research Dissemination Efforts. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Apr; 37(Suppl 1):123-127. PMID: 35349022
     
  4. Bakhshaie J, Doorley J, Reichman M, Mace R, Laverty D, Matuszewski PE, Elwy AR, Fatehi A, Bowers LC, Ly T, Vranceanu AM. Optimizing the implementation of a multisite feasibility trial of a mind-body program in acute orthopedic trauma. Transl Behav Med. 2022 Feb 23. PMID: 35195266
     
  5. Espel-Huynh HM, Goldstein CM, Stephens ML, Finnegan OL, Elwy AR, Wing RR, Thomas JG. Contextual influences on implementation of online behavioral obesity treatment in primary care: formative evaluation guided by the consolidated framework for implementation research. Transl Behav Med. 2022 02 16; 12(2):214-224. PMID: 34971381; PMCID: PMC8849001; DOI: 10.1093/tbm/ibab160;
     
  6. Branch-Elliman W, Lamkin R, Shin M, Mull HJ, Epshtein I, Golenbock S, Schweizer ML, Colborn K, Rove J, Strymish JM, Drekonja D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Xu TH, Elwy AR. Promoting de-implementation of inappropriate antimicrobial use in cardiac device procedures by expanding audit and feedback: protocol for hybrid III type effectiveness/implementation quasi-experimental study. Implement Sci. 2022 01 29; 17(1):12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35093104; PMCID: PMC8800400; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-022-01186-8;
     
  7. Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Godfrey L, Elwy AR. Redesign of a brief PTSD treatment in safety net integrated primary care: Supporting implementation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:94-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34924217; PMCID: PMC8662839; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.12.004;
     
  8. Jasuja GK, Meterko M, Bradshaw LD, Carbonaro R, Clayman ML, LoBrutto L, Miano D, Maguire EM, Midboe AM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, McInnes DK, Elwy AR. Attitudes and Intentions of US Veterans Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01; 4(11):e2132548.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34730819; PMCID: PMC8567110; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.32548;
     
  9. Valentine SE, Fuchs C, Carlson M, Elwy AR. Leveraging multistakeholder engagement to develop an implementation blueprint for a brief trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Oct 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34661421; PMCID: PMC9013722; DOI: 10.1037/tra0001145;
     
  10. Elwy AR, Clayman ML, LoBrutto L, Miano D, Ann Petrakis B, Javier S, Erhardt T, Midboe AM, Carbonaro R, Jasuja GK, Maguire EM, Kyrish A, Asch SM, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. Vaccine hesitancy as an opportunity for engagement: A rapid qualitative study of patients and employees in the U.S. Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Vaccine X. 2021 Dec; 9:100116.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34580652; PMCID: PMC8457639; DOI: 10.1016/j.jvacx.2021.100116;
     
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2017 VA HSR&D: Best Research Paper Award
2015-2016 BUSM: Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program
2013 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring, PM755
2012-2014 NIMH/VA: Implementation Research Institute Fellowship
2011 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award, Fall, PM755
2010 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring, PM755
2008 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring, MC831
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