Allen L. Gifford, MD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management

Allen Gifford
(781) 687-3417

Biography

Dr. Gifford is a physician, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, in the Boston University School of Public Health and of Medicine in the School of Medicine. He is Co-Director of the HIV/Hepatitis QUERI (Quality Enhancement research Initiative) a national program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs to support Implementation Science and Quality Improvement research for HIV and Hepatitis. He also serves as Associate Director of the Bedford/Boston VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR).

Dr. Gifford’s research focuses on quality of healthcare for HIV and for Hepatitis, with special emphases on implementation of quality improvement measures, patient-centered care, and patient self-management. He has been a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award for his research on medication adherence support programs, and a VA Advanced Research Career Development Award for implementation research. He has been Principal Investigator of many research studies, including NIH R01, VA HSR&D Merit, QUERI, and private foundation grants. He is currently leading a 4-site randomized controlled trial of a clinic-based tablet computer intervention to improve the quality of care for HIV medication adherence.

He is an attending physician, practicing HIV and Hepatitis care at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, and the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Other Positions

  • Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

Websites

    Education

    • University of North Carolina, MD
    • Harvard University, AB

    Publications

    • Published on 9/11/2017

      Kanwal F, Pyne JM, Tavakoli-Tabasi S, Nicholson S, Dieckgraefe B, Storay E, Goetz MB, Kramer JR, Smith D, Sansgiry S, Tansel A, Gifford AL, Asch SM. A Randomized Trial of Off-Site Collaborative Care for Depression in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus. Health Serv Res. 2017 Sep 11. PMID: 28891153.

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    • Published on 9/1/2017

      Jasuja GK, Bhasin S, Rose AJ, Reisman JI, Hanlon JT, Miller DR, Morreale AP, Pogach LM, Cunningham FE, Park A, Wiener RS, Gifford AL, Berlowitz DR. Provider and Site-Level Determinants of Testosterone Prescribing in the Veterans Healthcare System. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep 01; 102(9):3226-3233. PMID: 28911150.

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    • Published on 7/1/2017

      Tsai J, Yakovchenko V, Jones N, Skolnik A, Noska A, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. "Where's My Choice?" An Examination of Veteran and Provider Experiences With Hepatitis C Treatment Through the Veteran Affairs Choice Program. Med Care. 2017 Jul; 55 Suppl 7 Suppl 1:S13-S19. PMID: 28263281.

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    • Published on 2/3/2017

      Appenheimer AB, Bokhour B, McInnes DK, Richardson KK, Thurman AL, Beck BF, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Asch SM, Midboe AM, Taylor T, Dvorin K, Gifford AL, Ohl ME. Should Human Immunodeficiency Virus Specialty Clinics Treat Patients With Hypertension or Refer to Primary Care? An Analysis of Treatment Outcomes. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofx005. PMID: 28480278.

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    • Published on 11/22/2016

      Drummond KL, Painter JT, Curran GM, Stanley R, Gifford AL, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Rimland D, Monson TP, Pyne JM. HIV patient and provider feedback on a telehealth collaborative care for depression intervention. AIDS Care. 2017 Mar; 29(3):290-298. PMID: 27871183.

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    • Published on 11/22/2016

      Kiriazova T, Lunze K, Raj A, Bushara N, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Bridden C, Lioznov D, Samet JH, Gifford AL. "It is easier for me to shoot up": stigma, abandonment, and why HIV-positive drug users in Russia fail to link to HIV care. AIDS Care. 2017 May; 29(5):559-563. PMID: 27871198.

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    • Published on 11/11/2016

      Maguire EM, Bokhour BG, Wagner TH, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Gallagher TH, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Elwy AR. Evaluating the implementation of a national disclosure policy for large-scale adverse events in an integrated health care system: identification of gaps and successes. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Nov 11; 16(1):648. PMID: 27835983.

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    • Published on 10/1/2016

      Vian T, Bachman DeSilva M, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gifford AL, Zhong L, Xie W, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. The role of motivation in predicting antiretroviral therapy adherence in China. J Health Psychol. 2016 Oct 01; 1359105316672922. PMID: 28810359.

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    • Published on 9/22/2016

      Richardson KK, Bokhour B, McInnes DK, Yakovchenko V, Okwara L, Midboe AM, Skolnik A, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Ohl ME. Racial Disparities in HIV Care Extend to Common Comorbidities: Implications for Implementation of Interventions to Reduce Disparities in HIV Care. J Natl Med Assoc. 2016 Winter; 108(4):201-210.e3. PMID: 27979005.

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    • Published on 7/1/2016

      Kanwal F, Pyne JM, Tavakoli-Tabasi S, Nicholson S, Dieckgraefe B, Storay E, Bidwell Goetz M, Smith DL, Sansgiry S, Gifford A, Asch SM. Collaborative Care for Depression in Chronic Hepatitis C Clinics. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Oct 01; 67(10):1076-1082. PMID: 27364808.

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