Allen L. Gifford MD
Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Professor, General Internal Medicine
25 Buick St | (781) 687-3417
General Internal Medicine
Dr. Gifford is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health and of Medicine in the BU School of Medicine, as well as a practicing physician. He leads the Health Services Research Section at VA Boston, where he is Director of the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and corresponding Director of the Evidence, Policy, and Implementation Center. These national programs funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs support Health Services, and Implementation Science Research throughout VA. He is also past Director of the HIV/Hepatitis QUERI (Quality Enhancement research Initiative) for HIV and Hepatitis.
Dr. Gifford’s scholarly activities focus on improvement of care quality within learning healthcare systems, with special emphasis on implementation science including but not limited to HIV and Hepatitis. He has been a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award for his research on medication adherence support programs, and a VA Advanced Research Career Development Award for implementation research. He has been Principal Investigator of many research studies, including NIH R01, VA HSR&D Merit, QUERI, and private foundation grants.
He is an attending physician, practicing HIV and Hepatitis care at the VA Bedford and VA Boston Healthcare Systems.
Medicine, MD, University of North Carolina, 1989
Folklore, AB, Harvard University, 1981
Linsenmeyer K, Mohr D, Gupta K, Doshi S, Gifford AL, Charness ME. Sickness presenteeism in healthcare workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: An observational cohort study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Apr 11; 1-4. PMID: 37039605.Published on 3/22/2023
Kaitz J, DeLaughter K, Deeney C, Cutrona SL, Hogan TP, Gifford AL, Jackson GL, White B, King H, Reardon C, Nevedal A, Henderson B, Fix GM. Leveraging Organizational Conditions for Innovation: A Typology of Facility Engagement in the Veterans Health Administration Shark Tank-Style Competition. Perm J. 2023 Mar 22; 1-8. PMID: 36946078.Published on 3/22/2023
Kaitz J, DeLaughter K, Deeney C, Cutrona SL, Hogan TP, Gifford AL, Jackson GL, White B, King H, Reardon C, Nevedal A, Henderson B, Fix GM. Leveraging Organizational Conditions for Innovation: A Typology of Facility Engagement in the Veterans Health Administration Shark Tank-Style Competition. Perm J. 2023 Mar 22; 1-8. PMID: 36946078.Published on 2/28/2023
LoBrutto LR, Elwy AR, Miano D, Ann Petrakis B, Kyrish A, Javier S, Erhardt T, Midboe AM, Carbonaro R, Jasuja GK, McInnes DK, Maguire EM, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Clayman ML. Antecedents to COVID-19 vaccine uptake among patients and employees in the Veterans Health Administration. Transl Behav Med. 2023 Feb 28; 13(2):73-84. PMID: 36448882.Published on 1/16/2023
Reardon CM, Damschroder L, Opra Widerquist MA, Arasim M, Jackson GL, White B, Cutrona SL, Fix GM, Gifford AL, DeLaughter K, King HA, Henderson B, Vega R, Nevedal AL. Sustainment of diverse evidence-informed practices disseminated in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): initial development and piloting of a pragmatic survey tool. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 Jan 16; 4(1):6. PMID: 36647162.Published on 11/1/2022
Kim B, Petrakis BA, Sliwinski SK, McInnes DK, Gifford AL, Smelson DA. Staff and Veteran Perspectives on Residential Treatment Programs' Responses to COVID-19: A Qualitative Study Guided by the WHO's After Action Review Framework. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Apr; 59(3):600-608. PMID: 36318435.Published on 6/15/2022
Sabin LL, Simmons E, Halim N, Hamer DH, Gifford AL, West RL, Larson A, Bonawitz R, Aroda P, Banigbe B, Holderman AJ, Murray L, DeSilva MB, Gasuza J, Mukasa B, Messersmith LJ. Real-time Feedback to Improve HIV Treatment Adherence in Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Uganda: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS Behav. 2022 Dec; 26(12):3834-3847. PMID: 35704124.Published on 6/1/2022
Connolly SL, Miller CJ, Gifford AL, Charness ME. Perceptions and Use of Telehealth Among Mental Health, Primary, and Specialty Care Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2216401. PMID: 35671053.Published on 5/24/2022
Peracca SB, Fonseca AS, Lachica O, Jackson GL, Morris IJ, King HA, Misitzis A, Whited JD, Mohr DC, Lamkin RP, Gifford AL, Weinstock MA, Oh DH. Organizational Readiness for Patient-Facing Mobile Teledermatology to Care for Established Veteran Patients in the United States. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Jan; 29(1):72-80. PMID: 35612465.Published on 4/13/2022
Kim B, Petrakis BA, McInnes DK, Gifford AL, Sliwinski SK, Smelson DA. Applying after action review to examine residential treatment programs' responses to COVID-19. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2022 Jul; 37(4):2461-2467. PMID: 35419883.