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.
- Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
- Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Yale University School of Medicine, MD
- Harvard College, BA
- Published on 4/14/2020
Vimalananda VG, Fincke BG. Electronic Consultations: Complexities and Promise. Ann Intern Med. 2020 May 19; 172(10):693-694. PMID: 32283552.
- Published on 3/1/2020
Vimalananda VG, Orlander JD, Afable MK, Fincke BG, Solch AK, Rinne ST, Kim EJ, Cutrona SL, Thomas DD, Strymish JL, Simon SR. Electronic consultations (E-consults) and their outcomes: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Mar 01; 27(3):471-479. PMID: 31621847.
- Published on 12/12/2019
Kim B, Bolton RE, Hyde J, Fincke BG, Drainoni ML, Petrakis BA, Simmons MM, McInnes DK. Coordinating across correctional, community, and VA systems: applying the Collaborative Chronic Care Model to post-incarceration healthcare and reentry support for veterans with mental health and substance use disorders. Health Justice. 2019 Dec 12; 7(1):18. PMID: 31832790.
- Published on 8/1/2019
Vimalananda VG, Meterko M, Waring ME, Qian S, Solch A, Wormwood JB, Fincke BG. Tools to improve referrals from primary care to specialty care. Am J Manag Care. 2019 08 01; 25(8):e237-e242. PMID: 31419100.
- 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 06; 54(3):689-699. PMID: 30941764.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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