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. 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 Jun 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31182235; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.04.174;.
  2. Fix GM Bokhour BG. Fieldsnotes, good guys, and the culture of HIV care. Public Health Post. 2018. View Publication
  3. Fix GM, Hyde JK, Bolton RE, Parker VA, Dvorin K, Wu J, Skolnik AA, McInnes DK, Midboe AM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. The moral discourse of HIV providers within their organizational context: An ethnographic case study. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 12; 101(12):2226-2232.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30131263; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.08.018;.
  4. 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.
  5. 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;.
  6. 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;.
  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. 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;.
  9. 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;.
  10. 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;.
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Chronic illness
Patient-Centered Care
Qualitative methods
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