Melissa Garrido, PhD, is a health economist, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, and Associate Director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) at the Boston VA Healthcare System. Dr. Garrido has expertise in causal inference, econometric methods for analyses of large observational datasets, and geriatrics and palliative care. Additional research interests include access to and quality of substance use disorder treatment and mental health care for individuals with serious physical illnesses. She is a Senior Associate Editor at Health Services Research and is a member of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) and the Federal Interagency Council on Evaluation Policy. Dr. Garrido received her PhD in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed an NIMH postdoctoral traineeship in mental health services research at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University.
- University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, PhD Field of Study: Health Services Research/Health Administration/Gerontology
- University of Wisconsin, BS Field of Study: Psychology
- Published on 12/10/2022
Auty SG, Barr KD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Strombotne KL. Effect of a Veterans Health Administration mandate to case review patients with opioid prescriptions on mortality among patients with opioid use disorder: a secondary analysis of the STORM randomized control trial. Addiction. 2022 Dec 10. PMID: 36495477.
- Published on 12/7/2022
Mull HJ, Kabdiyeva A, Ndugga N, Gordon SH, Garrido MM, Pizer SD. What is the role of selection bias in quality comparisons between the Veterans Health Administration and community care? Example of elective hernia surgery. Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec 07. PMID: 36477645.
- Published on 11/1/2022
Garrido MM, Pearson Sites E, Avila CJ, Pizer SD. Grading Evidence to Support Legislative and Budget Proposals-Veterans Health Administration's Key to Implementing the Evidence Act. Value Health. 2022 Nov 01. PMID: 36332893.
- Published on 8/19/2022
Garrido MM, Jones DK, Woodruff A, Strombotne K, Palani S, Zahakos S, Adelberg M, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in substance use disorder treatment. Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct; 57(5):997-1000. PMID: 35932224.
- Published on 8/9/2022
Oseroff BH, Ankuda CK, Bollens-Lund E, Garrido MM, Ornstein KA. Patterns of Healthcare Utilization and Spending Among Homebound Older Adults in the USA: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Aug 09. PMID: 35945471.
- Published on 7/1/2022
Griffith KN, Schwartzman DA, Pizer SD, Bor J, Kolachalama VB, Jack B, Garrido MM. Local Supply Of Postdischarge Care Options Tied To Hospital Readmission Rates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Jul; 41(7):1036-1044. PMID: 35787076.
- Published on 6/17/2022
Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL, Trafton JA, Tenso K, Sohoni PS, Frakt AB. Randomized Policy Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM). J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov; 37(14):3746-3750. PMID: 35715661.
- Published on 6/1/2022
Reger MA, Lauver MG, Manchester C, Abraham TH, Landes SJ, Garrido MM, Griffin C, Woods JA, Strombotne KL, Hughes G. Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:42-52. PMID: 35403233.
- Published on 5/2/2022
Strombotne KL, Legler A, Minegishi T, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Lewis ET, Sohoni P, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effect of a Predictive Analytics-Targeted Program in Patients on Opioids: a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May 02. PMID: 35501628.
- Published on 4/27/2022
Kilbourne AM, Garrido MM, Brown AF. Translating research into policy and action. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:5-8. PMID: 35362119.
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