A. Rani Elwy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management
A. Rani Elwy
(781) 687-2861relwy@bu.edu
Talbot – T265W


Dr. Elwy is a research psychologist who conducts health services and implementation research in primary care and outpatient settings.She explores how patients make decisions about their healthcare, and how these decisions may be influenced by their perceptions of their illness, their relationships and their communication with their providers. Dr. Elwy applies health psychology constructs and principles to real-world health care settings to answer complex questions about how patients access, and receive, high quality care. Dr. Elwy also teaches MPH students at the Boston University School of Public Health, and advises doctoral and Masters students in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Her course, PM755, Healthcare Delivery Systems: Issues and Innovations, is a required intermediate course for all Health Policy and Management MPH students. Specialties: access to mental health care, patient-provider communication, quality of healthcare

Other Positions:

  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp


  • Kings College , PhD
  • University of Michigan, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHPM755


  • Published on 7/2/2014

    Elwy AR, Groessl EJ, Eisen SV, Riley KE, Maiya M, Lee JP, Sarkin A, Park CL. A systematic scoping review of yoga intervention components and study quality. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 47(2):220-32.

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  • Published on 12/26/2013

    Elwy AR, Glickman ME, Bokhour BG, Dell NS, Mueller NM, Zhao S, Osei-Bonsu PE, Rodrigues S, Coldwell CM, Ngo TA, Schlosser J, Vielhauer MJ, Pirraglia PA, Eisen SV. Using Mixed Methods to Examine the Role of Veterans' Illness Perceptions on Depression Treatment Utilization and HEDIS Concordance. Med Care. 2013 Dec 26.

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  • Published on 11/5/2013

    Osei-Bonsu PE, Bokhour BG, Glickman ME, Rodrigues S, Mueller NM, Dell NS, Zhao S, Eisen SV, Elwy AR. The role of coping in depression treatment utilization for VA primary care patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Mar; 94(3):396-402.

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  • Published on 5/30/2013

    Elwy AR, Horton NJ, Saitz R. Physicians'' attitudes toward unhealthy alcohol use and self-efficacy for screening and counseling as predictors of their counseling and primary care patients'' drinking outcomes. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2013; 8(1):17.

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  • Published on 7/21/2012

    Bokhour BG, Cohn ES, Cortés DE, Solomon JL, Fix GM, Elwy AR, Mueller N, Katz LA, Haidet P, Green AR, Borzecki AM, Kressin NR. The role of patients' explanatory models and daily-lived experience in hypertension self-management. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec; 27(12):1626-34.

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  • Published on 1/25/2012

    Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Vogt D, Glickman ME, Elwy AR, Drainoni ML, Osei-Bonsu PE, Martin J. Mental and physical health status and alcohol and drug use following return from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102 Suppl 1:S66-73.

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  • Published on 6/29/2011

    Elwy AR, Yeh J, Worcester J, Eisen SV. An illness perception model of primary care patients' help seeking for depression. Qual Health Res. 2011 Nov; 21(11):1495-507.

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  • Published on 6/27/2011

    Vogt D, Smith B, Elwy R, Martin J, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Eisen S. Predeployment, deployment, and postdeployment risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology in female and male OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):819-31.

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  • Published on 5/30/2011

    Vogt D, Vaughn R, Glickman ME, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Elwy R, Eisen S. Gender differences in combat-related stressors and their association with postdeployment mental health in a nationally representative sample of U.S. OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):797-806.

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  • Published on 2/23/2011

    Del Vecchio N, Elwy AR, Smith E, Bottonari KA, Eisen SV. Enhancing self-report assessment of PTSD: development of an item bank. J Trauma Stress. 2011 Apr; 24(2):191-9.

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