Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine and at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Boston Healthcare System.
She obtained her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers Medical School) and her Master of Science in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and both her Preventive Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is practicing internist in VA Primary Care.
Dr. Linsky’s research interests focus on reducing low-value care. Specifically, she has conducted multiple studies related to deprescribing, an intentional, patient-centered approach to reducing overmedication and polypharmacy, that aims to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her work has also focused on medication reconciliation, patient-provider communication, patient engagement, and coordination of care. Dr. Linsky has used a variety of methods to accomplish her work, including qualitative, survey development and analyses, large database studies, and interventions. Her work has been supported by multiple grants from VA Health Services Research and Development, including a Career Development Award.
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LoBrutto LR, Fix G, Wiener RS, Linsky AM. Leveraging the timing and frequency of patient decision aids in longitudinal shared decision-making: A narrative review and applied model. Health Expect. 2022 Aug; 25(4):1246-1253.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35652372; PMCID: PMC9327840; DOI: 10.1111/hex.13531;
Bayliss EA, Albers K, Gleason K, Pieper LE, Boyd CM, Campbell NL, Ensrud KE, Gray SL, Linsky AM, Mangin D, Min L, Rich MW, Steinman MA, Turner J, Vasilevskis EE, Dublin S. Recommendations for outcome measurement for deprescribing intervention studies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Sep; 70(9):2487-2497. PMID: 35648465; PMCID: PMC9489620; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17894;
Damschroder LJ, Sussman JB, Pfeiffer PN, Kurlander JE, Freitag MB, Robinson CH, Spoutz P, Christopher MLD, Battar S, Dickerson K, Sedgwick C, Wallace-Lacey AG, Barnes GD, Linsky AM, Ulmer CS, Lowery JC. Maintaining Implementation through Dynamic Adaptations (MIDAS): protocol for a cluster-randomized trial of implementation strategies to optimize and sustain use of evidence-based practices in Veteran Health Administration (VHA) patients. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 May 14; 3(1):53. PMID: 35568903; PMCID: PMC9107220; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-022-00297-z;
Bovin MJ, Resnik J, Linsky AM, Stolzmann K, Mull HJ, Schnurr PP, Post EP, Pleasants EA, Miller CJ. Does screening for PTSD lead to VA mental health care? Identifying the spectrum of initial VA screening actions. Psychol Serv. 2022 Apr 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35446094
Shrestha S, Poudel A, Reeve E, Linsky AM, Steadman KJ, Nissen LM. Development and validation of a tool to understand health care professionals' attitudes towards deprescribing (HATD) in older adults with limited life expectancy. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2022 Sep; 18(9):3596-3601. PMID: 35296385
Baughman AW, Triantafylidis LK, O'Neil N, Norstrom J, Okpara K, Ruopp MD, Linsky A, Schnipper J, Mixon AS, Simon SR. Improving Medication Reconciliation with Comprehensive Evaluation at a Veterans Affairs Skilled Nursing Facility. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 10; 47(10):646-653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34244044
Zimmerman KM, Linsky AM. A narrative review of updates in deprescribing research. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 09; 69(9):2619-2624. PMID: 33991423
Wiener RS, Kim SYI, Fried TR, Cohen J, Foglia MB, Lehmann LS, Linsky AM. Early Changes in Rates of Documented Goals-of-Care Conversations in the Veterans Health Administration During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 05; 36(5):1466-1469.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33751412; PMCID: PMC7942516; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06652-5;
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I am an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine (GIM) within the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. My research expertise is in deprescribing, but as a general internist, I also have varied interests in areas including quality and safety, behavior change, coordination of care, and implementation/de-implementation. I completed my GIM fellowship at Boston Medical Center and can provide guidance on navigating from training to independence. I have mentored students, residents, and fellows (both MD and PhD). I value work-life fit and determining how professional goals can bring about a sense of accomplishment within the greater framework of life goals.
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