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. Pimentel CB, Clark V, Baughman AW, Berlowitz DR, Davila H, Mills WL, Mohr DC, Sullivan JL, Hartmann CW. Health Care Providers and the Public Reporting of Nursing Home Quality in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Pilot Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Jul 21; 10(7):e23516.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34287218; PMCID: PMC8339985; DOI: 10.2196/23516;
  2. Davila H, Rosen AK, Beilstein-Wedel E, Shwartz M, Chatelain L, Gurewich D. Rural Veterans' Experiences With Outpatient Care in the Veterans Health Administration Versus Community Care. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S286-S291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976078; PMCID: PMC8132914; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001552;
  3. Gurewich D, Shwartz M, Beilstein-Wedel E, Davila H, Rosen AK. Did Access to Care Improve Since Passage of the Veterans Choice Act?: Differences Between Rural and Urban Veterans. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S270-S278.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976076; PMCID: PMC8132901; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001490;
  4. Konetzka RT, Davila H, Brauner DJ, Cursio JF, Sharma H, Werner RM, Park YS, Shippee TP. The Quality Measures Domain in Nursing Home Compare: Is High Performance Meaningful or Misleading? Gerontologist. 2021 Apr 27. PMID: 33903898
  5. 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
  6. 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. 2021 12; 78(6):758-770. PMID: 32988275; DOI: 10.1177/1077558720960326;
  7. 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. 2021 Jul-Sep; 44(4):450-459.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32852256
  8. 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. 2021 09; 40(9):1071-1079. PMID: 32772612; DOI: 10.1177/0733464820948328;
  9. Davila H, Johnson DR, Sullivan JL. Prioritizing LTSS Quality: Exploring the Views of Older Adults, Families, and Professionals. J Aging Soc Policy. 2021 May-Jun; 33(3):247-267.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32286922
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC6139116; DOI: 10.3390/geriatrics3020018;
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Long-Term Care
Quality Improvement
Patient experience
Mixed Methods
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