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 a physician, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, in the Boston University School of Public Health and of Medicine in the School of Medicine. He is Co-Director of the HIV/Hepatitis QUERI (Quality Enhancement research Initiative) a national program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs to support Implementation Science and Quality Improvement research for HIV and Hepatitis. He also serves as Associate Director of the Bedford/Boston VA Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR).
Dr. Gifford’s research focuses on quality of healthcare for HIV and for Hepatitis, with special emphases on implementation of quality improvement measures, patient-centered care, and patient self-management. 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 currently leading a 4-site randomized controlled trial of a clinic-based tablet computer intervention to improve the quality of care for HIV medication adherence.
He is an attending physician, practicing HIV and Hepatitis care at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, and the VA Boston Healthcare System.
Medicine, MD, University of North Carolina, 1989
Folklore, AB, Harvard University, 1981
Elwy AR, Clayman ML, LoBrutto L, Miano D, Ann Petrakis B, Javier S, Erhardt T, Midboe AM, Carbonaro R, Jasuja GK, Maguire EM, Kyrish A, Asch SM, Gifford AL, McInnes DK. Vaccine hesitancy as an opportunity for engagement: A rapid qualitative study of patients and employees in the U.S. Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Vaccine X. 2021 Dec; 9:100116. PMID: 34580652.Published on 9/17/2021
Elwy AR, Maguire EM, Gallagher TH, Asch SM, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Bokhour BG, Gifford AL, Taylor TJ, Wagner TH. Risk Communication After Health Care Exposures: An Experimental Vignette Survey With Patients. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211045659. PMID: 34553068.Published on 8/1/2021
Bokhour BG, Bolton RE, Asch SM, Dvorin K, Fix GM, Gifford AL, Hyde JK, McInnes DK, Parker VA, Richardson K, Skolnik AA, Vaughan-Sarrazin MS, Wu J, Ohl ME. How Should We Organize Care for Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Comorbidities? A Multisite Qualitative Study of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Med Care. 2021 Aug 01; 59(8):727-735. PMID: 33900271.Published on 7/1/2021
Connolly SL, Gifford AL, Miller CJ, Bauer MS, Lehmann LS, Charness ME. Provider Perceptions of Virtual Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Multispecialty Survey Study. Med Care. 2021 07 01; 59(7):646-652. PMID: 34009880.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. 2021 Jun 25. PMID: 34173193.Published on 6/23/2021
Vashi AA, Orvek EA, Tuepker A, Jackson GL, Amrhein A, Cole B, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Lindquist J, Marshall NJ, Newell S, Smigelsky MA, White BS, White LK, Cutrona SL. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovators Network: Evaluation design, methods and lessons learned through an embedded research approach. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun; 8 Suppl 1:100477. PMID: 34175094.Published on 6/23/2021
Elwy AR, Maguire EM, McCullough M, George J, Bokhour BG, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Wagner TH, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Gallagher TH, Walker Y, Sharpe VA, Geppert C, Holodniy M, West G. From implementation to sustainment: A large-scale adverse event disclosure support program generated through embedded research in the Veterans Health Administration. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun; 8 Suppl 1:100496. PMID: 34175102.Published on 3/1/2021
Peracca SB, Fonseca A, Hines A, King HA, Grenga AM, Jackson GL, Whited JD, Chapman JG, Lamkin R, Mohr DC, Gifford A, Weinstock MA, Oh DH. Implementation of Mobile Teledermatology: Challenges and Opportunities. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Mar 01. PMID: 33691074.Published on 2/11/2021
Fix GM, Dryden EM, Boudreau J, Kressin NR, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. The temporal nature of social context: Insights from the daily lives of patients with HIV. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246534. PMID: 33571283.Published on 11/28/2020
Jackson GL, Cutrona SL, White BS, Reardon CM, Orvek E, Nevedal AL, Lindquist J, Gifford AL, White L, King HA, DeLaughter K, Houston TK, Henderson B, Vega R, Kilbourne AM, Damschroder LJ. Merging Implementation Practice and Science to Scale Up Promising Practices: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Diffusion of Excellence (DoE) Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 04; 47(4):217-227. PMID: 33549485.