Benjamin Graeme Fincke, MD

Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management

Benjamin Fincke
781.687.2901

Biography

Dr. Fincke is an associate professor of health services at Boston University School of Public Health. His main research interests are related to the care of patients with diabetes, organization of medical care and health outcomes–including risk-adjusted mortality as an indicator of quality of care, pharmaco-epidemiology, medication adherence, adverse drug reactions, and inappropriate medication use. In the past, he has conducted studies on the effect of race on medical care, the use of patient self-reporting instruments to measure functional status and disease severity, and prescribing patterns as an indicator of prescription drug abuse. He is the founder and past chief of the General Internal Medicine Section of the Boston VA Health Care System. He attended Harvard College and received an MD from Yale Medical School, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Other Positions

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

Websites

    Education

    • Yale University School of Medicine, MD
    • Harvard College, BA

    Publications

    • Published on 4/2/2019

      Vimalananda VG, Fincke BG, Qian S, Waring ME, Seibert RG, Meterko M. Development and psychometric assessment of a novel survey to measure care coordination from the specialist's perspective. Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun; 54(3):689-699. PMID: 30941764.

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    • Published on 3/26/2019

      Kim B, McCullough MB, Simmons MM, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Drainoni ML, Fincke BG, McInnes DK. A novel application of process mapping in a criminal justice setting to examine implementation of peer support for veterans leaving incarceration. Health Justice. 2019 Mar 26; 7(1):3. PMID: 30915620.

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    • Published on 1/30/2019

      Byrne T, Troszak L, Midboe AM, Fincke BG, Shwartz M, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. A Novel Measure to Assess Variation in Hepatitis C Prevalence Among Homeless and Unstably Housed Veterans, 2011-2016. Public Health Rep. 2019 Mar/Apr; 134(2):126-131. PMID: 30699304.

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    • Published on 1/1/2018

      Vimalananda VG, Dvorin K, Fincke BG, Tardiff N, Bokhour BG. Patient, Primary Care Provider, and Specialist Perspectives on Specialty Care Coordination in an Integrated Health Care System. J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Jan/Mar; 41(1):15-24. PMID: 29176459.

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    • Published on 9/12/2017

      Simmons MM, Fincke BG, Drainoni ML, Kim B, Byrne T, Smelson D, Casey K, Ellison ML, Visher C, Blue-Howells J, McInnes DK. A two-state comparative implementation of peer-support intervention to link veterans to health-related services after incarceration: a study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Sep 12; 17(1):647. PMID: 28899394.

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    • Published on 5/20/2015

      Vimalananda VG, Gupte G, Seraj SM, Orlander J, Berlowitz D, Fincke BG, Simon SR. Electronic consultations (e-consults) to improve access to specialty care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. J Telemed Telecare. 2015 Sep; 21(6):323-30. PMID: 25995331.

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    • Published on 6/1/2014

      Wiener RS, Gould MK, Slatore CG, Fincke BG, Schwartz LM, Woloshin S. Resource use and guideline concordance in evaluation of pulmonary nodules for cancer: too much and too little care. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):871-80. PMID: 24710850.

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    • Published on 7/1/2013

      Vimalananda VG, Miller DR, Christiansen CL, Wang W, Tremblay P, Fincke BG. Cardiovascular disease risk factors among women veterans at VA medical facilities. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jul; 28 Suppl 2:S517-23. PMID: 23807059.

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    • Published on 3/1/2013

      Selim AJ, Fincke BG, Rogers WH, Qian S, Selim BJ, Kazis LE. Guideline-recommended medications: variation across Medicare Advantage plans and associated mortality. J Manag Care Pharm. 2013 Mar; 19(2):132-8. PMID: 23461429.

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    • Published on 3/19/2012

      Pentakota SR, Rajan M, Fincke BG, Tseng CL, Miller DR, Christiansen CL, Kerr EA, Pogach LM. Does diabetes care differ by type of chronic comorbidity?: An evaluation of the Piette and Kerr framework. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jun; 35(6):1285-92. PMID: 22432109.

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