Melissa Garrido, PhD
Research Associate 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 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 - 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. Mather H, Kleijwegt H, Bollens-Lund E, Liu B, Garrido MM, Kelley AS, Leff B, Ritchie CS, Ornstein KA. The heterogeneity of the homebound: A latent class analysis of a national sample of homebound older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Mar 06. PMID: 36876755
  2. Palani S, Garrido MM, Tenso K, Pizer SD. Community care emergency room use and specialty care leakage from Veterans Health Administration hospitals. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Apr; 30(4):379-387.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36660799
  3. Tenso K, Avila CJD, Garrido M, Lauver M, Reger MA, Legler A, Strombotne K. The use of crisis line services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the veterans health administration. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023; 82:101-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36858847; PMCID: PMC9916126; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2023.02.001;
  4. Jiang J, Kim N, Garrido MM, Jacobson M, Mockler D, May P. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of palliative care in natural experiments: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jan 17. PMID: 36650024
  5. Auty SG, Barr KD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Strombotne KL. Effect of a Veterans Health Administration mandate to case review patients with opioid prescriptions on mortality among patients with opioid use disorder: a secondary analysis of the STORM randomized control trial. Addiction. 2023 May; 118(5):870-879.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36495477; DOI: 10.1111/add.16110;
  6. O'Hanlon CE, Giannitrapani KF, Gamboa RC, Walling AM, Lindvall C, Garrido M, Asch SM, Lorenz KA. Integrating Patient and Expert Perspectives to Conceptualize High-Quality Palliative Cancer Care for Symptoms in the US Veterans Health Administration: A Qualitative Study. Inquiry. 2023; 60:469580231160374. PMID: 36891952; PMCID: PMC9998402; DOI: 10.1177/00469580231160374;
  7. Mull HJ, Kabdiyeva A, Ndugga N, Gordon SH, Garrido MM, Pizer SD. What is the role of selection bias in quality comparisons between the Veterans Health Administration and community care? Example of elective hernia surgery. Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun; 58(3):654-662.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36477645; PMCID: PMC10154155; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14113;
  8. Garrido MM, Pearson Sites E, Avila CJ, Pizer SD. Grading Evidence to Support Legislative and Budget Proposals-Veterans Health Administration's Key to Implementing the Evidence Act. Value Health. 2022 Nov 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36332893; DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.10.007;
  9. Garrido MM, Jones DK, Woodruff A, Strombotne K, Palani S, Zahakos S, Adelberg M, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in substance use disorder treatment. Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct; 57(5):997-1000.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35932224; PMCID: PMC9441269; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14046;
  10. Oseroff BH, Ankuda CK, Bollens-Lund E, Garrido MM, Ornstein KA. Patterns of Healthcare Utilization and Spending Among Homebound Older Adults in the USA: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Mar; 38(4):1001-1007. PMID: 35945471; PMCID: PMC9362988; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07742-8;
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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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