A. Rani Elwy, PhDAssistant Professor, Health Policy & Management
BiographyDr. Elwy is a health psychologist who conducts health services research in primary care and outpatient settings. She has lead several NIH and VA HSR&D funded studies exploring how patients make decisions about mental health treatment, and how these decisions are influenced by their perceptions of their illness, their relationships and their communication with their doctors. In this work, 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 teaches PM755 The Shape of Health Care Delivery to MPH students at the Boston University School of Public Health, and advises doctoral and Masters students in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Elwy also speaks on behalf of children with disabilities and their families, arguing for improved communication between providers and families, and teaching parents how to ensure high quality care for their children. She has presented key note speeches and workshops at conferences attended by advocates, health care professionals and families who care for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Dr. Elwy has published articles in medical journals on experiences of families caring for CSHCN. She has also provided personal and professional expertise to PBS for a show devoted to advocating for children with special needs.
- Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
- Kings College , PhD
- University of Michigan, BA
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 11/1/2008
Elwy AR, Ranganathan G, Eisen SV. Race-ethnicity and diagnosis as predictors of outpatient service use among treatment initiators. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Nov; 59(11):1285-91.
- Published on 1/1/2007
Elwy AR, Michie S, Marteau TM. Attributions and reported communication of a diagnosis of down syndrome. Health Commun. 2007; 22(2):115-21.
- Published on 1/1/2006
Elwy AR. All parents need family pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2006 Jan; 117(1):218-9.
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