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. 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 Mar 08; 20(3):e82. PMID: 29519774.
     
  2. Bokhour BG, Fix GM, Mueller NM, Barker AM, Lavela SL, Hill JN, Solomon JL, Lukas CV. How can healthcare organizations implement patient-centered care? Examining a large-scale cultural transformation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 03 07; 18(1):168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29514631; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-2949-5;.
     
  3. Vaughan Sarrazin MS, Ohl ME, Richardson KK, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. Patient and Facility Correlates of Racial Differences in Viral Control for Black and White Veterans with HIV Infection in the Veterans Administration. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 Mar; 32(3):84-91.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29620926.
     
  4. Gunn CM, Bokhour B, Battaglia TA, Silliman RA, Hanchate A. False-positive mammography and its association with health service use. Am J Manag Care. 2018 Mar; 24(3):131-138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29553275.
     
  5. Gollust SE, Cunningham BA, Bokhour BG, Gordon HS, Pope C, Saha SS, Jones DM, Do T, Burgess DJ. What Causes Racial Health Care Disparities? A Mixed-Methods Study Reveals Variability in How Health Care Providers Perceive Causal Attributions. Inquiry. 2018 Jan-Dec; 55:46958018762840. PMID: 29553296.
     
  6. Vimalananda VG, Dvorin K, Fincke BG, Tardiff N, Bokhour BG. Patient, Primary Care Provider, and Specialist Perspectives on Specialty Care Coordination in an Integrated Health Care System. J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Jan/Mar; 41(1):15-24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29176459.
     
  7. Fix GM, Bolton RE, Bokhour BG. Challenges in Implementing Personalized Care Planning. JAMA. 2017 11 07; 318(17):1713.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29114825; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.14254;.
     
  8. Burgess DJ, Bokhour BG, Cunningham BA, Do T, Gordon HS, Jones DM, Pope C, Saha S, Gollust SE. Healthcare Providers'' Responses to Narrative Communication About Racial Healthcare Disparities. Health Commun. 2017 Oct 25; 1-13. PMID: 29068701.
     
  9. Houston TK, Fix GM, Shimada SL, Long JA, Gordon HS, Pope C, Volkman J, Allison JJ, DeLaughter K, Orner M, Bokhour BG. African American Veterans Storytelling: A Multisite Randomized Trial to Improve Hypertension. Med Care. 2017 Sep; 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2:S50-S58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28806366; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000766;.
     
  10. Fix GM, VanDeusen Lukas C, Bolton RE, Hill JN, Mueller N, LaVela SL, Bokhour BG. Patient-centred care is a way of doing things: How healthcare employees conceptualize patient-centred care. Health Expect. 2018 Feb; 21(1):300-307.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28841264; DOI: 10.1111/hex.12615;.
     
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