Marva Valerie Foster, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Medicine

857.364.6056
801 Massachusetts Ave

Biography

Dr. Foster is a nurse scientist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is a Research Investigator in the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the Boston, Massachusetts VA Medical Center. Her research interests include digital health technology, management of cardiovascular and cardiovascular related diseases, implementation science and health equity. She earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, her Master’s in Nursing Education from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College. Dr. Foster was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Medical Informatics at VA Boston Healthcare System.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, PhD
  • University of Rhode Island, MS
  • Rhode Island College, BS

Publications

  • Published on 4/22/2024

    Foster M, Fix GM, Hyde J, Dunlap S, Byrne TH, Sugie NF, Kuhn R, Gabrielian S, Roncarati JS, Zhao S, McInnes DK. Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness Through Ethnography and Mobile Technology: Protocol for the Development and Testing of a Smartphone Technology-Supported Intervention. JMIR Res Protoc. 2024 Apr 22; 13:e53022. PMID: 38648101.

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  • Published on 12/27/2023

    Mull HJ, Foster MV, Higgins MCSS, Sturgeon DJ, Hederstedt K, Bart N, Lamkin RP, Sullivan BA, Ayeni C, Branch-Elliman W, Malloy PC. Development and Validation of an Electronic Adverse Event Model for Patient Safety Surveillance in Interventional Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2024 May; 21(5):752-766. PMID: 38157954.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    Foster M, Etchin A, Pope C, Hartmann CW, Emidio O, Bosworth HB. The Impact of COVID-19 on Hypertension and Hypertension Medication Adherence Among Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups: A Scoping Review. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2023 Nov; 25(11):385-394. PMID: 37624472.

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  • Published on 6/8/2023

    Hederstedt K, Mesfin N, Higgins MCSS, Sturgeon DJ, Branch-Elliman W, Foster MV, Mull HJ. Variation in Incidence of Pneumothorax Complications After Percutaneous Lung Biopsies Among Veterans Health Administration Hospitals. CHEST Pulmonary. 2023; 1(1):100005.

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  • Published on 2/25/2023

    Bart N, Mull HJ, Higgins M, Sturgeon D, Hederstedt K, Lamkin R, Sullivan B, Branch-Elliman W, Foster M. Development of a Periprocedure Trigger for Outpatient Interventional Radiology Procedures in the Veterans Health Administration. J Patient Saf. 2023 Apr 01; 19(3):185-192. PMID: 36849447.

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  • Published on 2/21/2023

    Higgins MCSS, Seren A, Foster MV, Sturgeon DJ, Bart N, Hederstedt K, Friefeld A, Lamkin RP, Sullivan BA, Branch-Elliman W, Mull HJ. Arteriovenous Graft Failure in the Veterans Health Administration: Outcome Disparities Associated with Race. Radiology. 2023 May; 307(3):e220619. PMID: 36809217.

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  • Published on 12/20/2022

    Foster M, Xiong W, Quintiliani L, Hartmann CW, Gaehde S. Preferences of Older Adult Veterans With Heart Failure for Engaging With Mobile Health Technology to Support Self-care: Qualitative Interview Study Among Patients With Heart Failure and Content Analysis. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Dec 20; 6(12):e41317. PMID: 36538348.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Khanna A, Fix GM, Anderson E, Bolton RE, Bokhour BG, Foster M, Smith JG, Vimalananda VG. Towards a framework for patient-centred care coordination: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 01; 12(12):e066808. PMID: 36456025.

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  • Published on 9/28/2022

    Uchmanowicz I, Wleklik M, Foster M, Olchowska-Kotala A, Vellone E, Kaluzna-Oleksy M, Szczepanowski R, Uchmanowicz B, Reczuch K, Jankowska EA. Digital health and modern technologies applied in patients with heart failure: Can we support patients' psychosocial well-being? Front Psychol. 2022; 13:940088. PMID: 36275212.

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  • Published on 8/12/2022

    McInnes DK, Dunlap S, Fix GM, Foster MV, Conti J, Roncarati JS, Hyde JK. Longitudinal high-frequency ethnographic interviewing to simulate and prepare for intensive smartphone data collection among veterans with homeless experience. Front Digit Health. 2022; 4:897288. PMID: 36033637.

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