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

PhD, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Melissa Garrido, PhD, is a health economist, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and Associate Director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the Boston VA Healthcare System. Dr. Garrido has expertise in causal inference, econometric methods for analyses of large observational datasets, and geriatrics and palliative care. Additional research interests include access to and quality of substance use disorder treatment and mental health care for individuals with serious physical illnesses. 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 - 05/31/2023 (PI)
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Home, but homebound: The impact of caregiving, financial, and community resources on the lives of individuals with dementia
02/01/2019 - 11/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIA

09/17/2020 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

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. Griffith KN, Schwartzman DA, Pizer SD, Bor J, Kolachalama VB, Jack B, Garrido MM. Local Supply Of Postdischarge Care Options Tied To Hospital Readmission Rates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Jul; 41(7):1036-1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35787076; PMCID: PMC9342702; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01991;
  2. Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL, Trafton JA, Tenso K, Sohoni PS, Frakt AB. Randomized Policy Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM). J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jun 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35715661
  3. Reger MA, Lauver MG, Manchester C, Abraham TH, Landes SJ, Garrido MM, Griffin C, Woods JA, Strombotne KL, Hughes G. Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:42-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35403233; PMCID: PMC9108218; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13985;
  4. Strombotne KL, Legler A, Minegishi T, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Lewis ET, Sohoni P, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effect of a Predictive Analytics-Targeted Program in Patients on Opioids: a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35501628; PMCID: PMC9060407; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07617-y;
  5. Kilbourne AM, Garrido MM, Brown AF. Translating research into policy and action. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:5-8. PMID: 35362119; PMCID: PMC9108221; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13980;
  6. Saenger PM, Ornstein KA, Garrido MM, Lubetsky S, Bollens-Lund E, DeCherrie LV, Leff B, Siu AL, Federman AD. Cost of home hospitalization versus inpatient hospitalization inclusive of a 30-day post-acute period. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 May; 70(5):1374-1383. PMID: 35212391; PMCID: PMC9307069; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17706;
  7. Reckrey JM, Leff B, Kumar RG, Yee C, Garrido MM, Ornstein KA. Home, but Not Homebound: A Prospective Analysis of Persons Living With Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35063398; PMCID: PMC9294063; DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2021.12.029;
  8. Yuan Y, Thomas KS, Van Houtven CH, Price ME, Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM. Fewer potentially avoidable health care events in rural veterans with self-directed care versus other personal care services. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 May; 70(5):1418-1428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35026056; PMCID: PMC9106846; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17656;
  9. Ornstein KA, Liu SH, Husain M, Ankuda CK, Bollens-Lund E, Kelley AS, Garrido MM. Prospective assessment of dementia on transitions in homeboundness using multistate Markov models. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Apr; 70(4):1117-1126. PMID: 34951008; PMCID: PMC8986556; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17631;
  10. O'Hanlon CE, Giannitrapani KF, Lindvall C, Gamboa RC, Canning M, Asch SM, Garrido MM, Walling AM, Lorenz KA. Correction to: Patient and Caregiver Prioritization of Palliative and End-of-Life Cancer Care Quality Measures. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Nov 03. PMID: 34731438
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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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