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



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


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. Mattocks KM, Elwy AR, Yano EM, Giovannelli J, Adelberg M, Mengeling MA, Cunningham KJ, Matthews KL. Developing network adequacy standards for VA Community Care. Health Serv Res. 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33782979
     
  2. Sullivan JL, Kim B, Miller CJ, Elwy AR, Drummond KL, Connolly SL, Riendeau RP, Bauer MS. Collaborative chronic care model implementation within outpatient behavioral health care teams: qualitative results from a multisite trial using implementation facilitation. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Mar 24; 2(1):33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33762023
     
  3. Perry NS, Elwy AR. The Role of Implementation Science in Reducing Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health Disparities. LGBT Health. 2021 Mar 02. PMID: 33651957
     
  4. Bolton RE, Bokhour BG, Dvorin K, Wu J, Elwy AR, Charns M, Taylor SL. Garnering Support for Complementary and Integrative Health Implementation: A Qualitative Study of VA Healthcare Organization Leaders. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Mar; 27(S1):S81-S88.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33788605
     
  5. Taylor SL, Dusek JA, Elwy AR. Moving Integrative Health Research from Effectiveness to Widespread Dissemination. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Mar; 27(S1):S1-S6. PMID: 33788608
     
  6. Zeliadt SB, Coggeshall S, Gelman H, Shin MH, Elwy AR, Bokhour BG, Taylor SL. Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of Combining Self-Care with Practitioner-Delivered Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies to Improve Pain in a Pragmatic Trial. Pain Med. 2020 12 12; 21(Suppl 2):S100-S109. PMID: 33313736
     
  7. Branch-Elliman W, Elwy AR, Monach P. Bringing New Meaning to the Term "Adaptive Trial": Challenges of Conducting Clinical Research During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Implications for Implementation Science. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov; 7(11):ofaa490.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33204763
     
  8. Merker VL, Plotkin SR, Charns MP, Meterko M, Jordan JT, Elwy AR. Effective provider-patient communication of a rare disease diagnosis: A qualitative study of people diagnosed with schwannomatosis. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Apr; 104(4):808-814.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33051127
     
  9. Elwy AR. Finding His Voice. JAMA. 2020 Sep 15; 324(11):1039-1040. PMID: 32930762
     
  10. Elwy AR, Taylor SL. Progress of Veterans Health Administration Complementary and Integrative Health Research Along the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Implementation Roadmap. Med Care. 2020 09; 58 Suppl 2 9S:S75-S77. PMID: 32826774
     
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