Allen L. Gifford, MD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

MD, University of North Carolina

Dr. Gifford is a physician, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, in the Boston University School of Public Health and of Medicine in the School of Medicine. He is Co-Director of the HIV/Hepatitis QUERI (Quality Enhancement research Initiative) a national program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs to support Implementation Science and Quality Improvement research for HIV and Hepatitis. He also serves as Associate Director of the Bedford/Boston VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR).

Dr. Gifford’s research focuses on quality of healthcare for HIV and for Hepatitis, with special emphases on implementation of quality improvement measures, patient-centered care, and patient self-management. He has been a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award for his research on medication adherence support programs, and a VA Advanced Research Career Development Award for implementation research. He has been Principal Investigator of many research studies, including NIH R01, VA HSR&D Merit, QUERI, and private foundation grants. He is currently leading a 4-site randomized controlled trial of a clinic-based tablet computer intervention to improve the quality of care for HIV medication adherence.

He is an attending physician, practicing HIV and Hepatitis care at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, and the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Boston University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

Health Economics and Health Services Research Planning and Support
05/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Co-PI)
PI: David Henderson, MD
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Qing Shao
09/30/2014 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Sarah McDannold
08/01/2013 - 05/31/2017 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Michael Stein, MD
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Implementing Computerized Clinical Assessment of HIV Patient Adherence
09/17/2007 - 01/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 1IP1HX001992-01
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 5IP1HX001992-02
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 5IP1HX001992-03
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 5IP1HX001992-04
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 5IP1HX001992-05
2015 Implementing Hepatitis C Testing in Veterans Born 1945-1965: Formative Evaluation 1I21HX001533-01
2011 Implementing Computerized Clinical Assessment of HIV Patient Adherence 5R01MH076911-05 2
2010 Implementing Computerized Clinical Assessment of HIV Patient Adherence 5R01MH076911-04 2
2009 Implementing Computerized Clinical Assessment of HIV Patient Adherence 5R01MH076911-03 2
2008 Implementing Computerized Clinical Assessment of HIV Patient Adherence 5R01MH076911-02 2
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  1. Sabin LL, Halim N, Hamer DH, Simmons EM, Jonnalagadda S, Larson Williams A, Chemusto H, Gifford AL, Bonawitz R, Aroda P, DeSilva M, Gasuza J, Mukasa B, Messersmith LJ. Retention in HIV Care Among HIV-Seropositive Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Uganda: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS Behav. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3164-3175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32314120
  2. Yakovchenko V, DeSotto K, Drainoni ML, Lukesh W, Miller DR, Park A, Shao Q, Thornton DJ, Gifford AL. Using Lean-Facilitation to Improve Quality of Hepatitis C Testing in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32930938
  3. Nevedal AL, Reardon CM, Jackson GL, Cutrona SL, White B, Gifford AL, Orvek E, DeLaughter K, White L, King HA, Henderson B, Vega R, Damschroder L. Implementation and sustainment of diverse practices in a large integrated health system: a mixed methods study. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; 1:61. PMID: 32885216
  4. Peracca SB, Jackson GL, Lamkin RP, Mohr DC, Zhao M, Lachica O, Prentice JC, Grenga AM, Gifford A, Chapman JG, Weinstock MA, Oh DH. Implementing Teledermatology for Rural Veterans: An Evaluation Using the RE-AIM Framework. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Apr 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32343924
  5. Gifford AL. Sutton's Law, Substance Use Disorder, and Treatment of Hepatitis C in the Era of Direct-acting Antivirals. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr; 35(4):988-989. PMID: 31965530
  6. Elwy AR, Kim B, Plumb DN, Wang S, Gifford AL, Asch SM, Bormann JE, Mittman BS, Valente TW, Palinkas LA. The Connectedness of Mental Health Providers Referring Patients to a Treatment Study for Post-Traumatic Stress: A Social Network Study. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 03; 47(2):197-209.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31236732
  7. Skolnik AA, Bokhour BG, Gifford AL, Wilson BM, Van Epps P. Roadblocks to PrEP: What Medical Records Reveal About Access to HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar; 35(3):832-838.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31705471
  8. Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Lioznov D, Gnatienko N, Quinn EK, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Toussova O, Gifford AL, Raj A, Krupitsky E. A strengths-based case management intervention to link HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Russia to HIV care. AIDS. 2019 07 15; 33(9):1467-1476.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30964750
  9. Fix GM, Reisinger HS, Etchin A, McDannold S, Eagan A, Findley K, Gifford AL, Gupta K, McInnes DK. Health care workers' perceptions and reported use of respiratory protective equipment: A qualitative analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2019 10; 47(10):1162-1166.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31182235; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.174;
  10. Yakovchenko V, Bolton RE, Drainoni ML, Gifford AL. Primary care provider perceptions and experiences of implementing hepatitis C virus birth cohort testing: a qualitative formative evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 23; 19(1):236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31014322
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