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

PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, State University of New York at Buffalo

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

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  1. Dryden EM, Hyde JK, Wormwood JB, Wu J, Calloway R, Cutrona SL, Elwyn G, Fix GM, Orner MB, Shimada SL, Bokhour BG. Assessing Patients' Perceptions of Clinician Communication: Acceptability of Brief Point-of-Care Surveys in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Aug 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32748346
  2. Wolfe HL, Fix GM, Bolton RE, Ruben MA, Bokhour BG. Development of observational rating scales for evaluating patient-centered communication within a whole health approach to care. Explore (NY). 2020 Jul 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32703684
  3. Wiener RS, Clark JA, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Fix GM, Slatore CG, Kathuria H. Patient vs Clinician Perspectives on Communication About Results of Lung Cancer Screening: A Qualitative Study. Chest. 2020 Sep; 158(3):1240-1249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32387521; DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.081;
  4. Ann McElroy, Renee Cadzow, Linda S. Kahn, Gemmae M. Fix. Introduction to Divergent Pathways in Applied Anthropology Careers. Practicing Anthropology. 2020; 1(42):2-10. View Publication
  5. Sedona L. Koenders, Linda L. Barnes, Lance D. Laird, Bayla Ostrach, Gemmae M. Fix. Applied Training in a Medical Anthropology Master's Program. Practicing Anthropology. 2020; 1(42):43-47. View Publication
  6. Gemmae M. Fix, Ann McElroy. Divergent Paths to Career Fulfillment in Applied Anthropology. Practicing Anthropology. 2020; 1(42):56-64. View Publication
  7. Bolton RE, Bokhour BG, Hogan TP, Luger TM, Ruben M, Fix GM. Integrating Personalized Care Planning into Primary Care: a Multiple-Case Study of Early Adopting Patient-Centered Medical Homes. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 02; 35(2):428-436.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31650401
  8. Kressin NR, Elwy AR, Glickman M, Orner MB, Fix GM, Borzecki AM, Katz LA, Cortés DE, Cohn ES, Barker A, Bokhour BG. Beyond Medication Adherence: The Role of Patients' Beliefs and Life Context in Blood Pressure Control. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(4):567-576.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31641324
  9. 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;
  10. Fix GM, Bokhour BG. Fieldsnotes, good guys, and the culture of HIV care. Public Health Post. 2018. View Publication
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Chronic illness
Patient-Centered Care
Qualitative methods
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