Lynn A. Garvin, PhD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Brandeis University
MBA, Harvard University
BA, Wellesley College

Lynn A. Garvin, PhD, MBA is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University's School of Public Health and an Investigator with VA Boston Healthcare System. Focusing on patient engagement and health information technology (HIT), her research focuses on how health care providers and patients use HIT for improved outcomes and more effective, efficient care. Dr. Garvin's research with VA developed and validated measures of Veterans' digital patient engagement using the My HealtheVet patient portal, focusing on Blue Button personal health record, secure email messaging and other provider-based online tools. Her current research extends to healthcare operations management and to care coordination and post-acute care for underserved populations. Dr. Garvin holds a PhD in Health Policy from Brandeis University's Heller School of Social Policy, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from Wellesley College. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she served as VP of Corporate Communications for EMD Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, and held leadership positions at Boston Children’s Hospital, IBM/Lotus Software and P&G/Gillette.

Faculty Director
Boston University School of Public Health
MBA-MPH Dual Degree Program

VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lynn Garvin
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for the services of Lynn Garvin
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel Agreement for the services of Lynn Garvin
03/01/2016 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford


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  1. Garvin LA, Greenan MA, Edelman EJ, Slightam C, McInnes DK, Zulman DM. Increasing Use of Video Telehealth Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness with Substance Use Disorder: Design of A Peer-Led Intervention. J Technol Behav Sci. 2022 Dec 21; 1-12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36573210; PMCID: PMC9769469; DOI: 10.1007/s41347-022-00290-2;
  2. Kershaw K, Martelly L, Stevens C, McInnes DK, Silverman A, Byrne T, Aycinena D, Sabin LL, Garvin LA, Vimalananda VG, Hass R. Text messaging to increase patient engagement in a large health care for the homeless clinic: Results of a randomized pilot study. Digit Health. 2022 Jan-Dec; 8:20552076221129729.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36238754; PMCID: PMC9551340; DOI: 10.1177/20552076221129729;
  3. Garvin LA, Pugatch M, Gurewich D, Pendergast JN, Miller CJ. Interorganizational Care Coordination of Rural Veterans by Veterans Affairs and Community Care Programs: A Systematic Review. Med Care. 2021 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S259-S269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976075; PMCID: PMC8132902; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001542;
  4. Garvin LA, Hu J, Slightam C, McInnes DK, Zulman DM. Use of Video Telehealth Tablets to Increase Access for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 08; 36(8):2274-2282.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34027612; PMCID: PMC8141357; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06900-8;
  5. Miller C, Gurewich D, Garvin L, Pugatch M, Koppelman E, Pendergast J, Harrington K, Clark JA. Veterans Affairs and Rural Community Providers' Perspectives on Interorganizational Care Coordination: A Qualitative Analysis. J Rural Health. 2021 03; 37(2):417-425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32472724
  6. Garvin LA, Simon SR. Prioritizing Measures of Digital Patient Engagement: A Delphi Expert Panel Study. J Med Internet Res. 2017 May 26; 19(5):e182. PMID: 28550008; PMCID: PMC5466699; DOI: 10.2196/jmir.4778;
  7. Hogan TP, Nazi KM, Luger TM, Amante DJ, Smith BM, Barker A, Shimada SL, Volkman JE, Garvin L, Simon SR, Houston TK. Technology-assisted patient access to clinical information: an evaluation framework for blue button. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014; 3(1):e18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24675395; PMCID: PMC4004159; DOI: 10.2196/resprot.3290;

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Bar chart showing 7 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2021 and 2022

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