Dr. A. Rani Elwy, an associate professor of health policy and management at Boston University School of Public health (BUSPH), has been named the new director of the Veterans Administration’s Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER).
CIDER is based at the VA Boston Healthcare System and is under the VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D), which researches multiple aspects of VA healthcare, including patient care, care delivery, health outcomes, cost, and quality.
Dr. Elwy is also an investigator at HSR&D’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and is a former co-implementation research coordinator for the HIV/Hepatitis Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (HIV/Hepatitis-QUERI). She is a health psychologist and health services researcher who examines veterans’ access to mental health care and complementary and integrative medicine, and communication between patients, families, and providers.
To read more about the appointment, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2015/04/22/elwy-named-director-of-veterans-administration-center/