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

Melissa Garrido, PhD, is a health services researcher and Associate Director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the VA Boston Healthcare Service. She is also a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2008 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 in 2010. Her research focuses on mental health care access and quality for individuals with serious physical illnesses and on econometric methods.

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
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effectiveness of policy and risk targeting for opioid-related risk mitigation: a randomised programme evaluation with stepped-wedge design. BMJ Open. 2018 Jun 27; 8(6):e020097.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29950460.
  2. Frakt AB, Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Elwy AR, Garrido MM, Kilbourne AM, Atkins D. Overcoming Challenges to Evidence-Based Policy Development in a Large, Integrated Delivery System. Health Serv Res. 2018 Dec; 53(6):4789-4807.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29862494.
  3. Garrido MM, Frakt AB. Improving adherence to high-value medications through prescription cost-sharing policies. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Nov; 27(11):868-870.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29674484.
  4. Ornstein KA, Garrido MM, Siu AL, Bollens-Lund E, Langa KM, Kelley AS. Impact of In-Hospital Death on Spending for Bereaved Spouses. Health Serv Res. 2018 Aug; 53 Suppl 1:2696-2717. PMID: 29488621; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12841;.
  5. Hwang U, Dresden SM, Rosenberg MS, Garrido MM, Loo G, Sze J, Gravenor S, Courtney DM, Kang R, Zhu CW, Vargas-Torres C, Grudzen CR, Richardson LD. Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations: Transitional Care Nurses and Hospital Use. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Mar; 66(3):459-466. PMID: 29318583; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15235;.
  6. Bao Y, Maciejewski RC, Garrido MM, Shah MA, Maciejewski PK, Prigerson HG. Chemotherapy Use, End-of-Life Care, and Costs of Care Among Patients Diagnosed With Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Apr; 55(4):1113-1121.e3. PMID: 29241809; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.335;.
  7. Garrido MM. Robust Evaluations of Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay Using Observational Data. J Palliat Med. 2018 Mar; 21(3):280. PMID: 29131684; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0574;.
  8. May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB. Does Modality Matter? Palliative Care Unit Associated With More Cost-Avoidance Than Consultations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar; 55(3):766-774.e4. PMID: 28842218; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.08.011;.
  9. Garrido MM, Allman RM, Pizer SD, Rudolph JL, Thomas KS, Sperber NR, Van Houtven CH, Frakt AB. Innovation in a Learning Health Care System: Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2446-2451.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28832927.
  10. Penrod JD, Garrido MM, McKendrick K, May P, Aldridge MD, Meier DE, Ornstein KA, Morrison RS. Characteristics of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Referred for Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation. J Palliat Med. 2017 Dec; 20(12):1321-1326. PMID: 28628352; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0111;.
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