Allen L. Gifford, MD

Professor, Health Policy & Management
Allen Gifford
Talbot – T253W
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In March of 2006, Dr. Gifford joined Boston University and the Bedford VA Medical Center as Associate Director at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research (CHQOER). He is Professor of Health Policy and Management, and of Medicine at Boston University. He is also Co-Director of the HIV/Hepatitis QUERI (Quality Enhancement research Initiative) a national Program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs to support Implementation and Quality Improvement research for HIV and Hepatitis. 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 a variety of studies, including NIH R01, VA HSR&D and private foundation funding. He currently leads a 4-site randomized controlled trial of a clinic-based tablet computer intervention to improve the quality of care for HIV medication adherence. Prior to joining BU Dr. Gifford was at the VA San Diego, and on the faculty of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine for eleven years. He is an attending physician, practicing HIV and Viral Hepatitis care at the Bedford and Boston VA Hospitals.

Other Positions:

  • Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp


  • Harvard University, AB
  • University of North Carolina, MD


  • Published on 7/1/2014

    Fix GM, Asch SM, Saifu HN, Fletcher MD, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. Delivering PACT-Principled Care: Are Specialty Care Patients Being Left Behind? J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:695-702.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Koppelman E, McKee MD, Christiansen CL, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Litwin AH. Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program. Qual Manag Health Care. 2014 Jan-Mar; 23(1):1-9.

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  • Published on 11/1/2013

    Keith McInnes D, Shimada SL, Rao SR, Quill A, Duggal M, Gifford AL, Brandt CA, Houston TK, Ohl ME, Gordon KS, Mattocks KM, Kazis LE, Justice AC. Personal health record use and its association with antiretroviral adherence: survey and medical record data from 1871 US veterans infected with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2013 Nov; 17(9):3091-100.

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  • Published on 10/1/2013

    Solomon JL, Gifford AL, Asch SM, Meuller N, Thomas CM, Stevens JM, Bokhour BG. How Do providers prioritize prevention? A qualitative study. Am J Manag Care. 2013; 19(10):e342-7.

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  • Published on 7/16/2013

    Bachman Desilva M, Gifford AL, Keyi X, Li Z, Feng C, Brooks M, Harrold M, Yueying H, Gill CJ, Wubin X, Vian T, Haberer J, Bangsberg D, Sabin L. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Real-Time Adherence Device among HIV-Positive IDU Patients in China. AIDS Res Treat. 2013; 2013:957862.

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  • Published on 5/22/2013

    Chan K, Lai MN, Groessl EJ, Hanchate AD, Wong JB, Clark JA, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Ho SB. Cost effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral therapy for treatment-naive patients with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection in the veterans health administration. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Nov; 11(11):1503-10.

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  • Published on 4/19/2013

    Goetz MB, Hoang T, Knapp H, Burgess J, Fletcher MD, Gifford AL, Asch SM. Central implementation strategies outperform local ones in improving HIV testing in Veterans Healthcare Administration facilities. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1311-7.

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  • Published on 3/1/2013

    McInnes DK, Solomon JL, Shimada SL, Petrakis BA, Bokhour BG, Asch SM, Nazi KM, Houston TK, Gifford AL. Development and evaluation of an internet and personal health record training program for low-income patients with HIV or hepatitis C. Med Care. 2013 Mar; 51(3 Suppl 1):S62-6.

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  • Published on 2/27/2013

    Groessl EJ, Ho SB, Asch SM, Stepnowsky CJ, Laurent D, Gifford AL. The hepatitis C self-management program: sustainability of primary outcomes at 1 year. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Dec; 40(6):730-40.

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  • Published on 2/25/2013

    Wardwell-Ozgo J, Dogruluk T, Gifford A, Zhang Y, Heffernan TP, van Doorn R, Creighton CJ, Chin L, Scott KL. HOXA1 drives melanoma tumor growth and metastasis and elicits an invasion gene expression signature that prognosticates clinical outcome. Oncogene. 2014 Feb 20; 33(8):1017-26.

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