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Rani Elwy A. Rani Elwy, PhD, MS

VA HSR&D Research Career Scientist

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Founding Director, Brown Research on Implementation and Dissemination to Guide Evidence Use (BRIDGE) Program; Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University


  • BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
  • PhD, King's College London, London, UK
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Services Research, Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA


  • Patient-provider communication
  • Access to mental health care
  • Effectiveness of complementary and integrative health practices
  • Implementation science


  • VA HSR&D Best Paper Award, 2017
  • VISN 1 Director’s I CARE Award, 2016
  • Special Recognition Award, VA Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, 2013
  • Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014