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, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
- Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
- Yale University School of Medicine, MD
- Harvard College, BA
- Published on 6/5/2023
Arao KA, Fincke BG, Zupa MF, Vimalananda VG. Comparison of Endocrinologists' Physical Examination Documentation for In-person vs Video Telehealth Diabetes Visits. J Endocr Soc. 2023 Jun 05; 7(7):bvad073. PMID: 37384303.
- Published on 7/25/2022
Conti J, Dryden E, Fincke BG, Dunlap S, McInnes DK. Innovative Approaches to Engaging Homeless and Marginally Housed Patients in Care: a Case Study of Hepatitis C. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan; 38(1):156-164. PMID: 35879538.
- Published on 7/1/2021
Vimalananda VG, Wormwood JB, Qian S, Meterko M, Sitter KE, Fincke BG. The Effect of Clinicians' Personal Acquaintance on Specialty Care Coordination as the Sharing of an EHR Increases. J Ambul Care Manage. 2021 Jul-Sep 01; 44(3):227-236. PMID: 34016849.
- Published on 6/25/2021
McInnes DK, Troszak LK, Fincke BG, Shwartz M, Midboe AM, Gifford AL, Dunlap S, Byrne T. Is the Availability of Direct-Acting Antivirals Associated with Increased Access to Hepatitis C Treatment for Homeless and Unstably Housed Veterans? J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Apr; 37(5):1038-1044. PMID: 34173193.
- Published on 12/1/2020
Vimalananda VG, Meterko M, Solch AK, Qian S, Wormwood JB, Greenlee CM, Smith CD, Fincke BG. Coordination of Care as Experienced by the Specialist: Validation of the CSC-Specialist Survey in the Private Sector and the Effect of a Shared Electronic Health Record. Med Care. 2020 12; 58(12):1051-1058. PMID: 32925459.
- Published on 9/11/2020
Anderson E, Solch AK, Fincke BG, Meterko M, Wormwood JB, Vimalananda VG. Concerns of Primary Care Clinicians Practicing in an Integrated Health System: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 11; 35(11):3218-3226. PMID: 32918198.
- Published on 7/22/2020
Vimalananda VG, Meterko M, Qian S, Wormwood JB, Solch Msw A, Fincke BG. Development and psychometric assessment of a survey to measure specialty care coordination as experienced by primary care providers. Health Serv Res. 2020 10; 55(5):660-670. PMID: 33460075.
- Published on 4/14/2020
Vimalananda VG, Fincke BG. Electronic Consultations: Complexities and Promise. Ann Intern Med. 2020 05 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 03 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.
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