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



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Taylor SL, Bolton R, Huynh A, Dvorin K, Elwy AR, Bokhour BG, Whitehead A, Kligler B. What Should Health Care Systems Consider When Implementing Complementary and Integrative Health: Lessons from Veterans Health Administration. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Mar; 25(S1):S52-S60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30870020.
     
  2. Gunn CM, Bokhour BG, Parker VA, Battaglia TA, Parker PA, Fagerlin A, McCaskill-Stevens W, Bandos H, Blakeslee SB, Holmberg C. Understanding Decision Making about Breast Cancer Prevention in Action: The Intersection of Perceived Risk, Perceived Control, and Social Context: NRG Oncology/NSABP DMP-1. Med Decis Making. 2019 Apr; 39(3):217-227.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30803311.
     
  3. Bokhour BG, Cutrona SL. Time to Listen More and Talk Less. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan; 34(1):1-2. PMID: 30402817.
     
  4. Gunn CM, Bokhour B, Parker VA, Parker PA, Blakeslee S, Bandos H, Holmberg C. Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Jan/Feb; 42(1):3-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28661894.
     
  5. Radwin LE, Cabral HJ, Seibert MN, Stolzmann K, Meterko M, Evans L, Barker A, Bokhour B. Patient-Centered Care in Primary Care Scale: Pilot Development and Psychometric Assessment. J Nurs Care Qual. 2019 Jan/Mar; 34(1):34-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30045359.
     
  6. Burgess DJ, Bokhour BG, Cunningham BA, Do T, Eliacin J, Gordon HS, Gravely A, Jones DM, Partin MR, Pope C, Saha S, Taylor BC, Gollust SE. Communicating with providers about racial healthcare disparities: The role of providers' prior beliefs on their receptivity to different narrative frames. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 01; 102(1):139-147. PMID: 30266266.
     
  7. Fix GM, Hyde JK, Bolton RE, Parker VA, Dvorin K, Wu J, Skolnik AA, McInnes DK, Midboe AM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. The moral discourse of HIV providers within their organizational context: An ethnographic case study. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 12; 101(12):2226-2232.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30131263; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.08.018;.
     
  8. Hill JN, Locatelli SM, Bokhour BG, Fix GM, Solomon J, Mueller N, LaVela SL. Evaluating broad-scale system change using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: challenges and strategies to overcome them. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Aug 04; 11(1):560.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30075807.
     
  9. Buitron de la Vega P, Coe C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Clark JA, Waite K, Sanchez MJ, Armstrong E, Bokhour BG. "It's like a mirror image of my illness": Exploring Patient Perceptions About Illness Using Health Mind Mapping-a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Oct; 33(10):1692-1699.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29992428.
     
  10. Hogan TP, Luger TM, Volkman JE, Rocheleau M, Mueller N, Barker AM, Nazi KM, Houston TK, Bokhour BG. Patient Centeredness in Electronic Communication: Evaluation of Patient-to-Health Care Team Secure Messaging. J Med Internet Res. 2018 03 08; 20(3):e82. PMID: 29519774.
     
Showing 10 of 98 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 98 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2018

YearPublications
19961
19993
20011
20032
20041
20053
20064
20079
20085
20092
20103
20114
201210
20136
20145
20157
201610
20176
201811
20195
Contact for Mentoring:


200 Springs Rd
Bedford MA 01730
Google Map


Bokhour's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Concepts
_
Co-Authors
_
Similar People
_
Same Department