Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Clark University
MA, Clark University




Dr. Bokhour is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health and Senior Research Health Scientist at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research at the Bedford VA. Dr. Bokhour is an expert in the use of qualitative research methods for health services research. She applies her expertise to research involving the practices of health professionals, patient-provider communication and the effect of culture on communication, racial and ethnic disparities in health, and the lives of individuals with chronic illness. In addition, she has expertise in the use of qualitative methods in implementation research, leading the qualitative core of the HIV/Hepatitis Quality Enhancement Research Initiative at the Bedford VA. Dr. Barbara Bokhour is leading and collaborating in several studies that demonstrate the usefulness of qualitative methods to improve self-management of chronic illness and patient-provider communication in health care. Dr. Bokhour has led studies on the roles of patients’ explanatory models and daily context on self-management of chronic illnesses such as child asthma and hypertension, and on patient-provider communication about adherence in asthma, hypertension and HIV. She is Co-PI on a current study utilizing patient stories to improve hypertension management among African-American Veterans with hypertension. In addition, Dr. Bokhour has recently used qualitative methods to examine barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence based practices in clinical settings. Dr. Bokhour teaches a course in qualitative research methods for health services research.She holds a PhD in psychology and discourse studies from Clark University.

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp




Communication, Perspectives and Child Asthma Disparities
06/01/2003 - 05/31/2007 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care NIH NICHD

Prostate Cancer Survivor Narratives & Doctors’ Responses
04/20/2001 - 03/31/2004 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5 R03 CA91737 02



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  1. Gunn C, Bernstein J, Bokhour B, McCloskey L. Narratives of Gestational Diabetes Provide a Lens to Tailor Postpartum Prevention and Monitoring Counseling. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2020 Jun 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32568461
     
  2. Bokhour BG, Haun JN, Hyde J, Charns M, Kligler B. Transforming the Veterans Affairs to a Whole Health System of Care: Time for Action and Research. Med Care. 2020 04; 58(4):295-300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32044866
     
  3. Gordon HS, Solanki P, Bokhour BG, Gopal RK. "I'm Not Feeling Like I'm Part of the Conversation" Patients' Perspectives on Communicating in Clinical Video Telehealth Visits. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun; 35(6):1751-1758. PMID: 32016705
     
  4. 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
     
  5. Bolton RE, Bokhour BG, Hogan TP, Luger TM, Ruben M, Fix GM. Integrating Personalized Care Planning into Primary Care: a Multiple-Case Study of Early Adopting Patient-Centered Medical Homes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb; 35(2):428-436.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31650401
     
  6. Wachterman MW, Leveille T, Keating NL, Simon SR, Waikar SS, Bokhour B. Nephrologists' emotional burden regarding decision-making about dialysis initiation in older adults: a qualitative study. BMC Nephrol. 2019 10 24; 20(1):385.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31651262
     
  7. Kressin NR, Elwy AR, Glickman M, Orner MB, Fix GM, Borzecki AM, Katz LA, Cortés DE, Cohn ES, Barker A, Bokhour BG. Beyond Medication Adherence: The Role of Patients' Beliefs and Life Context in Blood Pressure Control. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(4):567-576.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31641324
     
  8. Jasuja GK, Engle RL, Skolnik A, Rose AJ, Male A, Reisman JI, Bokhour BG. Understanding the Context of High- and Low-Testosterone Prescribing Facilities in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 11; 34(11):2467-2474.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31512188
     
  9. Radwin LE, Cabral H, Bokhour BG, Seibert MN, Stolzmann K, Annis A, Mohr DC. A scale to measure nurses' and providers' patient centered care in primary care settings. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 12; 102(12):2302-2309.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31351786
     
  10. Linsky A, Meterko M, Bokhour BG, Stolzmann K, Simon SR. Deprescribing in the context of multiple providers: understanding patient preferences. Am J Manag Care. 2019 04; 25(4):192-198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30986016
     
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