Amy M. Linsky MD, MSc
Voluntary Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
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General Internal Medicine
Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine and at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Boston Healthcare System.
She obtained her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers Medical School) and her Master of Science in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and both her Preventive Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is practicing internist in VA Primary Care.
Dr. Linsky’s research interests focus on reducing low-value care. Specifically, she has conducted multiple studies related to deprescribing, an intentional, patient-centered approach to reducing overmedication and polypharmacy, that aims to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her work has also focused on medication reconciliation, patient-provider communication, patient engagement, and coordination of care. Dr. Linsky has used a variety of methods to accomplish her work, including qualitative, survey development and analyses, large database studies, and interventions. Her work has been supported by multiple grants from VA Health Services Research and Development, including a Career Development Award.
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2005
Public Health, MSc, Boston University School of Public Health, 2010
Psychology, BS, Duke University, 2000
Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 21. PMID: 36944150.Published on 3/21/2023
Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 21. PMID: 36944150.Published on 9/24/2022
Brady JE, Simon SR, Yeksigian K, Zillich AJ, Moyer J, Linsky AM. Can nonclinicians classify medication discrepancies as accurately as clinical pharmacists? A validation study. Health Sci Rep. 2022 Sep; 5(5):e824. PMID: 36189414.Published on 9/23/2022
Gurewich D, Kressin N, Bokhour BG, Linsky AM, Dichter ME, Hunt KJ, Fix GM, Niles BL. Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of screening and referral for social determinants of health on Veterans' outcomes: protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Sep 23; 12(9):e058972. PMID: 36153033.Published on 8/3/2022
Brady JE, Linsky AM, Simon SR, Yeksigian K, Rubin A, Zillich AJ, Russ-Jara AL. The Perceived Effectiveness of Secure Messaging for Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: Semistructured Interviews With Patients. JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Aug 03; 9(3):e36652. PMID: 35921139.Published on 6/2/2022
LoBrutto LR, Fix G, Wiener RS, Linsky AM. Leveraging the timing and frequency of patient decision aids in longitudinal shared decision-making: A narrative review and applied model. Health Expect. 2022 Aug; 25(4):1246-1253. PMID: 35652372.Published on 6/1/2022
Bayliss EA, Albers K, Gleason K, Pieper LE, Boyd CM, Campbell NL, Ensrud KE, Gray SL, Linsky AM, Mangin D, Min L, Rich MW, Steinman MA, Turner J, Vasilevskis EE, Dublin S. Recommendations for outcome measurement for deprescribing intervention studies. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Sep; 70(9):2487-2497. PMID: 35648465.Published on 5/14/2022
Damschroder LJ, Sussman JB, Pfeiffer PN, Kurlander JE, Freitag MB, Robinson CH, Spoutz P, Christopher MLD, Battar S, Dickerson K, Sedgwick C, Wallace-Lacey AG, Barnes GD, Linsky AM, Ulmer CS, Lowery JC. Maintaining Implementation through Dynamic Adaptations (MIDAS): protocol for a cluster-randomized trial of implementation strategies to optimize and sustain use of evidence-based practices in Veteran Health Administration (VHA) patients. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 May 14; 3(1):53. PMID: 35568903.Published on 4/21/2022
Bovin MJ, Resnik J, Linsky AM, Stolzmann K, Mull HJ, Schnurr PP, Post EP, Pleasants EA, Miller CJ. Does screening for PTSD lead to VA mental health care? Identifying the spectrum of initial VA screening actions. Psychol Serv. 2022 Apr 21. PMID: 35446094.Published on 3/22/2022
Linsky AM, Kressin NR, Stolzmann K, Pendergast J, Rosen AK, Bokhour BG, Simon SR. Direct-to-consumer strategies to promote deprescribing in primary care: a pilot study. BMC Prim Care. 2022 03 22; 23(1):53. PMID: 35317734.