Melissa Garrido, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
BS, University of Wisconsin

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Melissa Garrido, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and Director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the Boston VA Healthcare System. Dr. Garrido has expertise in econometrics, evidence-based policy, geriatrics, palliative care, and behavioral health care. Her research centers around the theme of developing and applying rigorous analytic methods to inform policy and resource allocation decisions. She is a Senior Associate Editor at Health Services Research and is a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and the Federal Interagency Council on Evaluation Policy. Dr. Garrido received her PhD in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed an NIMH postdoctoral traineeship in mental health services research at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program - A National Study of a Decentralized Program
05/01/2022 - 04/30/2024 (PI)
The Commonwealth Fund

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program – A National Study of a Decentralized Program
05/01/2022 - 04/30/2024 (PI)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

A National Analysis of the Extent and Value of Medicare Advantage Physician Networks
05/01/2021 - 01/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIA

Evaluation of state actions targeting unethical substance use disorder treatment practices
01/27/2021 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

09/17/2020 - 08/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Home, but homebound: The impact of caregiving, financial, and community resources on the lives of individuals with dementia
02/01/2019 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIA

Detection of Unethical Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers
11/02/2018 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Building the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) network
08/15/2018 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIA


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  1. Asfaw DA, Price ME, Carvalho KM, Pizer SD, Garrido MM. The effects of the Veterans Health Administration's Referral Coordination Initiative on referral patterns and waiting times for specialty care. Health Serv Res. 2024 Mar 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38553984
  2. Strombotne KL, Li Y, Adams RS, Sadej ID, Garrido MM. Veterans Crisis Line Contacts After the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Rollout. Am J Prev Med. 2024 Mar 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38508424
  3. Garrido MM, Legler A, Strombotne KL, Frakt AB. Differences in adverse outcomes across race and ethnicity among Veterans with similar predicted risks of an overdose or suicide-related event. Pain Med. 2024 Feb 01; 25(2):125-130.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37738604
  4. Garrido MM, Dorneo A, Adelberg M, Biko D, Shafer PR, Frakt AB. Potential inequities in access to in-person SHIP counseling services. Am J Manag Care. 2024 Feb 01; 30(2):e46-e51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38381548; DOI: 10.37765/ajmc.2024.89500;
  5. Li Y, Legler A, Tenso K, Garrido M, Pizer S. Impact of Medical Training Programs on Time-to-Fill Physician Vacancies at the Veterans Health Administration. Med Care. 2024 Mar 01; 62(3):182-188.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38180002
  6. Feyman Y, Pizer SD, Shafer PR, Frakt AB, Garrido MM. Measuring restrictiveness of Medicare Advantage networks: A claims-based approach. Health Serv Res. 2024 Feb; 59(1):e14255.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37953067; PMCID: PMC10771910; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14255;
  7. Li Y, Barr KD, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Garrido MM, Frakt AB, Strombotne KL. Impact of Mandated Case Review Policy on Opioid Discontinuation and Mortality Among High-Risk Long-Term Opioid Therapy Patients: The STORM Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Subst Abus. 2023 Oct; 44(4):292-300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37830514
  8. Price ME, Gordon S, Emmitt C, Ndugga N, Kabdiyeva A, Mull H, Pizer S, Garrido MM. Growth of community-based immunotherapy treatment in the Veterans Health Administration. Cancer Med. 2023 Sep; 12(17):18110-18119.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37519258; PMCID: PMC10524003; DOI: 10.1002/cam4.6372;
  9. Figueroa JF, Dai D, Feyman Y, Garrido MM, Tsai TC, Orav EJ, Frakt AB. Use of High-Risk Medications Among Older Adults Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans vs Traditional Medicare. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2320583.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37368399; PMCID: PMC10300714; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.20583;
  10. Landes SJ, Abraham TH, Woods JA, Curtis ND, Lauver M, Manchester C, Garrido MM, Porter S, Hughes G, Reger MA. Qualitative Evaluation of a Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention for the Veterans Crisis Line. Psychiatr Serv. 2023 Dec 01; 74(12):1234-1239. PMID: 37221888
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2021 BUSPH: Excellence in Research Innovation Award
2012-2017 Veterans Affairs HSR&D Career Development Awardee
2005-2007 AHRQ/National Research Service Award (NRSA) Traineeship
2003-2005 School of Public Health Merit Fellowship
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