D. Keith McInnes, ScD, MS
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Harvard School of Public Health

Keith McInnes conducts research on access to and engagement in health care services for hard to reach, vulnerable populations. Current BU School of Public Health projects include assessing the use of mobile technology to increase chronic disease self-management for persons experiencing homelessness. He has taught a course on the impact of health information technologies on health systems. In addition to his BU School of Public Health appointment, he is a Research Health Scientist in the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the Bedford, Massachusetts VA Medical Center. He is the PI for a Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Incarceration Engagement project that is evaluating the effectiveness of peer support on physical and behavioral health outcomes for Veterans who have recently been released from incarceration. Other research interests include health informatics, homelessness, and patient self-management of chronic diseases with emphasis on HIV and hepatitis C. Dr. McInnes is Co-Principal Investigator and Implementation Science Coordinator for the VA's Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI Program which is focused on improving access to, and engagement in, care for vulnerable populations including persons who have a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, were formerly incarcerated, or are homeless. He also leads a study examining the quality of care for Veterans who are homeless and have hepatitis C. He is a member of the VA’s national My HealtheVet Performance Evaluation Committee and of CHOIR’s Recovery Research Coordinating Committee. Dr. McInnes was the recipient of a Packer Policy Fellowship at the University of Sydney, Australia and was a VA Career Development Awardee.

Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

2013-2013 University of Washington, St. Louis: Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
2011-2011 National Library of Medicine: Biomedical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow
2005-2006 Department of General Practice, School of Medicine, University of Sydney (Australia): Packer Policy Fellowship

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  1. Byrne T, Cashy J, Metraux S, Blosnich JR, Cusack M, Culhane DP, McInnes DK, Culhane E, Montgomery AE. Association Between Registered Sex Offender Status and Risk of Housing Instability and Homelessness among Veterans. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Sep 22; 886260520959646. PMID: 32960141
  2. Kim B, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Fincke BG, Drainoni ML, Petrakis BA, Simmons MM, McInnes DK. Coordinating across correctional, community, and VA systems: applying the Collaborative Chronic Care Model to post-incarceration healthcare and reentry support for veterans with mental health and substance use disorders. Health Justice. 2019 Dec 12; 7(1):18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31832790
  3. Yakovchenko V, Hogan TP, Houston TK, Richardson L, Lipschitz J, Petrakis BA, Gillespie C, McInnes DK. Automated Text Messaging With Patients in Department of Veterans Affairs Specialty Clinics: Cluster Randomized Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2019 08 04; 21(8):e14750. PMID: 31444872
  4. Javier SJ, Troszak LK, Shimada SL, McInnes DK, Ohl ME, Avoundjian T, Erhardt TA, Midboe AM. Racial and ethnic disparities in use of a personal health record by veterans living with HIV. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 08 01; 26(8-9):696-702.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30924875
  5. Reilly ED, Robinson SA, Petrakis BA, Kuhn E, Pigeon WR, Wiener RS, McInnes DK, Quigley KS. Mobile App Use for Insomnia Self-Management: Pilot Findings on Sleep Outcomes in Veterans. Interact J Med Res. 2019 Jul 24; 8(3):e12408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31342904
  6. 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;
  7. Joudrey PJ, Khan MR, Wang EA, Scheidell JD, Edelman EJ, McInnes DK, Fox AD. A conceptual model for understanding post-release opioid-related overdose risk. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 04 15; 14(1):17. PMID: 30982468
  8. Kim B, McCullough MB, Simmons MM, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Drainoni ML, Fincke BG, McInnes DK. A novel application of process mapping in a criminal justice setting to examine implementation of peer support for veterans leaving incarceration. Health Justice. 2019 Mar 26; 7(1):3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30915620
  9. Skolnik AA, Noska A, Yakovchenko V, Tsai J, Jones N, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. Experiences with interferon-free hepatitis C therapies: addressing barriers to adherence and optimizing treatment outcomes. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Feb 01; 19(1):91.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30709352
  10. Byrne T, Troszak L, Midboe AM, Fincke BG, Shwartz M, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. A Novel Measure to Assess Variation in Hepatitis C Prevalence Among Homeless and Unstably Housed Veterans, 2011-2016. Public Health Rep. 2019 Mar/Apr; 134(2):126-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30699304
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Health informatics
HIV and Hepatitis C
Medication adherence
Post-incarceration reentry
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