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. 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;
     
  2. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, Gallagher TH, Asch SM, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Bokhour BG, Gifford AL, Taylor TJ, Wagner TH. Risk Communication After Health Care Exposures: An Experimental Vignette Survey With Patients. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211045659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34553068; PMCID: PMC8451260; DOI: 10.1177/23814683211045659;
     
  3. Vranceanu AM, Bakhshaie J, Reichman M, Doorley J, Mace RA, Jacobs C, Harris M, Archer KR, Ring D, Elwy AR. Understanding barriers and facilitators to implementation of psychosocial care within orthopedic trauma centers: a qualitative study with multidisciplinary stakeholders from geographically diverse settings. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Sep 15; 2(1):102. PMID: 34526133; PMCID: PMC8441236; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-021-00208-8;
     
  4. Jelalian E, Evans W, Darling KE, Seifer R, Vivier P, Goldberg J, Wright C, Tanskey L, Warnick J, Hayes J, Shepard D, Tuttle H, Elwy AR. Protocol for the Rhode Island CORD 3.0 Study: Adapting, Testing, and Packaging the JOIN for ME Family-Based Childhood Obesity Program in Low-Income Communities. Child Obes. 2021 09; 17(S1):S11-S21. PMID: 34569839
     
  5. Darling KE, Hayes JF, Evans EW, Seifer R, Elwy AR, Jelalian E. Implementation of the JOIN for ME Program for Families from Low-Income Backgrounds: The Use of Theory-Driven Formative Evaluation: Rhode Island CORD 3.0. Child Obes. 2021 09; 17(S1):S22-S29. PMID: 34569847
     
  6. Elwy AR. Writing my way through. Science. 2021 Sep 03; 373(6559):1170. PMID: 34516847
     
  7. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, McInnes DK, Fix GM. Creating Connections during COVID-19. Health Commun. 2021 Aug 26; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34445899; DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2021.1969836;
     
  8. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, McCullough M, George J, Bokhour BG, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Wagner TH, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Gallagher TH, Walker Y, Sharpe VA, Geppert C, Holodniy M, West G. From implementation to sustainment: A large-scale adverse event disclosure support program generated through embedded research in the Veterans Health Administration. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun; 8 Suppl 1:100496.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34175102
     
  9. Mattocks KM, Kroll-Desrosiers A, Kinney R, Elwy AR, Cunningham KJ, Mengeling MA. Understanding VA's Use of and Relationships With Community Care Providers Under the MISSION Act. Med Care. 2021 Jun 01; 59(Suppl 3):S252-S258. PMID: 33976074; PMCID: PMC8132889; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001545;
     
  10. Damschroder LJ, Knighton AJ, Griese E, Greene SM, Lozano P, Kilbourne AM, Buist DSM, Crotty K, Elwy AR, Fleisher LA, Gonzales R, Huebschmann AG, Limper HM, Ramalingam NS, Wilemon K, Ho PM, Helfrichfcr CD. Recommendations for strengthening the role of embedded researchers to accelerate implementation in health systems: Findings from a state-of-the-art (SOTA) conference workgroup. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun; 8 Suppl 1:100455. PMID: 34175093; PMCID: PMC8243415; DOI: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100455;
     
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