Heather Davila, PhD, MPA
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, University of Minnesota
MPA, University of Minnesota

2014-2016 University of Minnesota: Mary Corcoran Fellowship in Evaluation and Policy Studies
2014-2015 University of Minnesota: Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarship, Center on Aging
2012-2018 Sigma Phi Omega Honor’s Society
2012 University of Minnesota: Best Individual MPA Paper Award, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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  1. Davila H, Johnson DR. Maximizing Well-Being in the Context of Long-Term Services and Supports: A Q Methodological Approach. Clin Gerontol. 2021 Mar 23; 1-12. PMID: 33755524
  2. Davila H, Shippee TP, Park YS, Brauner D, Werner RM, Konetzka RT. Inside the Black Box of Improving on Nursing Home Quality Measures. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 Sep 28; 1077558720960326. PMID: 32988275; DOI: 10.1177/1077558720960326;
  3. Sullivan JL, Engle RL, Shin MH, Davila H, Tayade A, Bower ES, Pendergast J, Simons KV. Social Connection and Psychosocial Adjustment among Older Male Veterans Who Return to the Community from VA Nursing Homes. Clin Gerontol. 2020 Aug 27; 1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32852256
  4. Abrahamson K, Davila H, Kirk L, Garavito GA, Mueller C. Can a Nursing Home Psychotropic Reduction Project be Successfully Implemented in Assisted Living? J Appl Gerontol. 2020 Aug 08; 733464820948328. PMID: 32772612; DOI: 10.1177/0733464820948328;
  5. Davila H, Johnson DR, Sullivan JL. Prioritizing LTSS Quality: Exploring the Views of Older Adults, Families, and Professionals. J Aging Soc Policy. 2020 Apr 14; 1-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32286922
  6. Buttke D, Cooke V, Abrahamson K, Shippee T, Davila H, Kane R, Arling G. A Statewide Model for Assisting Nursing Home Residents to Transition Successfully to the Community. Geriatrics (Basel). 2018 Jun; 3(2):18. PMID: 30228977; DOI: 10.3390/geriatrics3020018;
  7. Abrahamson K, Davila H, Hountz D. Involving Nursing Assistants in Nursing Home QI. Am J Nurs. 2018 02; 118(2):11. PMID: 29369856; DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000530228.48458.09;
  8. Finlay JM, Davila H, Whipple MO, McCreedy EM, Jutkowitz E, Jensen A, Kane RA. What we learned through asking about evidence: A model for interdisciplinary student engagement. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2018 Jan 24; 1-15. PMID: 29364792; DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2018.1428578;
  9. Gaugler JE, Pestka DL, Davila H, Sales R, Owen G, Baumgartner SA, Shook R, Cunningham J, Kenney M. The Complexities of Family Caregiving at Work: A Mixed-Methods Study. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2018 12; 87(4):347-376. PMID: 29345147; DOI: 10.1177/0091415017752936;
  10. Brasure M, Desai P, Davila H, Nelson VA, Calvert C, Jutkowitz E, Butler M, Fink HA, Ratner E, Hemmy LS, McCarten JR, Barclay TR, Kane RL. Physical Activity Interventions in Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2018 01 02; 168(1):30-38. PMID: 29255839; DOI: 10.7326/M17-1528;
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Long-Term Care
Quality Improvement
Patient experience
Mixed Methods
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