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

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, Williams College

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.

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology 5I01HX002754-04
2023 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology 5I01HX002754-03
2022 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology 5I01HX002754-02
2021 Bridging the Care Continuum for Vulnerable Veterans across VA and Community Services 1I50HX003292-01
2021 Health Information for Infected Veterans 1I01HX002051-01A1
2020 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology 1I01HX002754-01A2
2020 Quality of Care for Hepatitis C in Veterans Who Are Homeless 5I01HX001767-02
2020 Quality of Care for Hepatitis C in Veterans Who Are Homeless 5I01HX001767-03
2020 Quality of Care for Hepatitis C in Veterans Who Are Homeless 5I01HX001767-04
2020 Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI 1IP1HX001992-01
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  1. Pinto Taylor E, Halpin SN, Marconi VC, Justice AC, Johnson TM, McInnes DK, Perkins MM. "Call 911 - That's my [Advance Care] Plan": Factors that Inform Advance Care Planning Conversation Readiness Among Aging Persons Living With HIV. J Appl Gerontol. 2024 Feb 20; 7334648241233377. PMID: 38375619
  2. Midboe AM, Cave S, Shimada SL, Griffin AC, Avoundjian T, Asch SM, Gifford AL, McInnes DK, Troszak LK. Relationship Between Patient Portal Tool Use and Medication Adherence and Viral Load Among Patients Living with HIV. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Feb; 39(Suppl 1):127-135.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38252241; PMCID: PMC10937883; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08474-z;
  3. Conti J, Fix GM, Javier SJ, Cheng H, Perez T, Dunlap S, McInnes DK, Midboe AM. Patient and provider perspectives of personal health record use: a multisite qualitative study in HIV care settings. Transl Behav Med. 2023 Jul 01; 13(7):475-485.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37084300; DOI: 10.1093/tbm/ibac118;
  4. LoBrutto LR, Elwy AR, Miano D, Ann Petrakis B, Kyrish A, Javier S, Erhardt T, Midboe AM, Carbonaro R, Jasuja GK, McInnes DK, Maguire EM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Clayman ML. Antecedents to COVID-19 vaccine uptake among patients and employees in the Veterans Health Administration. Transl Behav Med. 2023 Feb 28; 13(2):73-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36448882; DOI: 10.1093/tbm/ibac085;
  5. Blonigen D, Hyde J, McInnes DK, Yoon J, Byrne T, Ngo T, Smelson D. Integrating data analytics, peer support, and whole health coaching to improve the health outcomes of homeless veterans: Study protocol for an effectiveness-implementation trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Feb; 125:107065.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36572239
  6. Garvin LA, Greenan MA, Edelman EJ, Slightam C, McInnes DK, Zulman DM. Increasing Use of Video Telehealth Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness with Substance Use Disorder: Design of A Peer-Led Intervention. J Technol Behav Sci. 2022 Dec 21; 1-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36573210; PMCID: PMC9769469; DOI: 10.1007/s41347-022-00290-2;
  7. Blonigen D, Smelson D, Smith J, Baldwin N, McInnes DK, Raikov I, Weber J, Hyde J. Peer support and whole health coaching to address the healthcare needs of homeless veterans: a pilot study. BMC Prim Care. 2022 Dec 19; 23(1):331.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36529718; PMCID: PMC9760553; DOI: 10.1186/s12875-022-01927-0;
  8. Hyde J, Byrne T, Petrakis BA, Yakovchenko V, Kim B, Fincke G, Bolton R, Visher C, Blue-Howells J, Drainoni ML, McInnes DK. Enhancing community integration after incarceration: findings from a prospective study of an intensive peer support intervention for veterans with an historical comparison group. Health Justice. 2022 Nov 08; 10(1):33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36348203; PMCID: PMC9644600; DOI: 10.1186/s40352-022-00195-5;
  9. Kim B, Petrakis BA, Sliwinski SK, McInnes DK, Gifford AL, Smelson DA. Staff and Veteran Perspectives on Residential Treatment Programs' Responses to COVID-19: A Qualitative Study Guided by the WHO's After Action Review Framework. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Apr; 59(3):600-608.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36318435; PMCID: PMC9628288; DOI: 10.1007/s10597-022-01038-1;
  10. Kershaw K, Martelly L, Stevens C, McInnes DK, Silverman A, Byrne T, Aycinena D, Sabin LL, Garvin LA, Vimalananda VG, Hass R. Text messaging to increase patient engagement in a large health care for the homeless clinic: Results of a randomized pilot study. Digit Health. 2022 Jan-Dec; 8:20552076221129729.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36238754; PMCID: PMC9551340; DOI: 10.1177/20552076221129729;
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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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Health informatics
HIV and Hepatitis C
Medication adherence
Post-incarceration reentry
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