Julia C. Prentice, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Julia Prentice
1400 VFW Parkway


Dr. Prentice is Director of the Health Care Financing and Economics (HCFE) group at the VA Boston Healthcare System and holds faculty appointments in the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Public Health. Her current research focuses on the comparative effectiveness of medications and the validation of access metrics using patient-level outcomes. This work utilizes econometric methods to supplement randomized trial evidence with data analyses based on quasi-experimental designs. These results have allowed her to identify health risks of medication regimes not identified by other approaches. Her research on access to care in veteran populations has helped to shape national Department of Veterans Affairs policies for collecting and evaluating appointment wait times in responses to recent VA access crises. She is co-principal investigator of the Partnered Evidence Based Resource Center (PEPReC) that provides timely, rigorous data analysis to support the development of high-priority policy, planning, and management initiatives and randomized program evaluations within VA healthcare.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • University of California, Los Angeles, PhD
  • University of California, Los Angeles, MSPH
  • Grinnell College, AB


  • Published on 3/2/2024

    Osei-Poku GK, Prentice JC, Easter SR, Diop H. Delivery at an inadequate level of maternal care is associated with severe maternal morbidity. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2024 Mar 02. PMID: 38432412.

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  • Published on 7/7/2023

    Osei-Poku GK, Prentice JC, Peeler M, Bernstein SN, Iverson RE, Schiff DM. Risk of Severe Maternal Morbidity in Birthing People With Opioid Use Disorder. Womens Health Issues. 2023; 33(5):524-531. PMID: 37423777.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Conlin PR, Zhang L, Li D, Nelson RE, Prentice JC, Mohr DC. Association of hemoglobin A1c stability with mortality and diabetes complications in older adults with diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2023 Apr; 11(2). PMID: 37024152.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Mohr DC, Zhang L, Prentice JC, Nelson RE, Li D, Pleasants E, Conlin PR. Association of hemoglobin A1c time in range with risk for diabetes complications. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2022 Jul; 10(4). PMID: 35820708.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Vaidya AU, Benavidez GA, Prentice JC, Mohr DC, Conlin PR, Griffith KN. A novel dataset of predictors of mortality for older Veterans living with type II diabetes. Data Brief. 2022 Apr; 41:108005. PMID: 35282179.

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  • Published on 12/31/2021

    Lin MY, Mishra G, Ellison J, Osei-Poku G, Prentice JC. Differences in patient outcomes after outpatient GI endoscopy across settings: a statewide matched cohort study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Jun; 95(6):1088-1097.e17. PMID: 34979119.

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  • Published on 8/1/2021

    Wong ES, Done N, Zhao M, Woolley AB, Prentice JC, Mull HJ. Comparing total medical expenditure between patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants vs warfarin for the treatment of atrial fibrillation: evidence from VA-Medicare dual enrollees. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2021 Aug; 27(8):1056-1066. PMID: 34337995.

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  • Published on 6/14/2021

    Prentice JC, Mohr DC, Zhang L, Li D, Legler A, Nelson RE, Conlin PR. Increased Hemoglobin A1c Time in Range Reduces Adverse Health Outcomes in Older Adults With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2021 08; 44(8):1750-1756. PMID: 34127496.

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  • Published on 1/1/2021

    Zhao MJY, Prentice JC, Mohr DC, Conlin PR. Association between hemoglobin A1c variability and hypoglycemia-related hospitalizations in veterans with diabetes mellitus. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2021 01; 9(1). PMID: 33431600.

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  • Published on 6/19/2020

    Griffith KN, Prentice JC, Mohr DC, Conlin PR. Predicting 5- and 10-Year Mortality Risk in Older Adults With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2020 08; 43(8):1724-1731. PMID: 32669409.

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