Gemmae M. Fix, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Stony Brook University
MA, Stony Brook University



Dr. Gemmae Fix is an Applied Medical Anthropologist with postdoctoral training in Health Services Research. She uses ethnographic methods, including interview and observation, to understand patient and provider behaviors and examine patients’ illness experiences. In particular, her work focuses on patients' experiences of chronic, co-occurring conditions (comorbidities). Dr. Fix has worked on studies investigating patient-centered care initiatives and HIV care. Her VA-funded Career Development Award uses an ethnographic approach to understand the life context of aging Veterans with HIV.

2018 Society for Applied Anthropology: Fellow
2016-2021 US Department of Veteran Affairs: Career Development Award
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. 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.
     
  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. Bolton RE, Fix GM, VanDeusen Lukas C, Elwy AR, Bokhour BG. Biopsychosocial benefits of movement-based complementary and integrative health therapies for patients with chronic conditions. Chronic Illn. 2018 Jan 01; 1742395318782377.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29914264; DOI: 10.1177/1742395318782377;.
     
  4. 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;.
     
  5. McIntosh N, Fix GM, Allsup K, Charns M, McDannold S, Manning K, Forman DE. A Qualitative Study of Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs in an Integrated Health Care System. Mil Med. 2017 Sep; 182(9):e1757-e1763.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28885933; DOI: 10.7205/MILMED-D-17-00053;.
     
  6. Shimada SL, Petrakis BA, Rothendler JA, Zirkle M, Zhao S, Feng H, Fix GM, Ozkaynak M, Martin T, Johnson SA, Tulu B, Gordon HS, Simon SR, Woods SS. An analysis of patient-provider secure messaging at two Veterans Health Administration medical centers: message content and resolution through secure messaging. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Sep 01; 24(5):942-949.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28371896; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocx021;.
     
  7. 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;.
     
  8. 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;.
     
  9. Fix GM. The politics of HIV self-management. Public Health Post. 2017. View Publication
     
  10. McCullough MB, Fix GM. Coming Full Circle. Anthropology News, Opinion Column. 2017.
     
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Chronic illness
Ethnography
Patient-Centered Care
Qualitative methods
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