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Barbara Bokhour    Barbara Bokhour, PhD

         Director, CHOIR Bedford       

         Investigator, CHOIR        

         Director, Center for Evaluating Patient-Centered Care in VA  

         Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School



  •  BS, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  •  MA, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  •  PhD, Clark University, Worcester, MA
  •  Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Healthcare Quality, Outcomes & Economic Research (now CHOIR)


  • Health care communication
  • Patient-centered care and Whole Health
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Implementation science


  •  Recipient of the George Engel Award, Academy of Communication in Healthcare, 2019
  •  Finalist, Best Abstract, International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, 2015
  •  Excellence in Teaching Award, Boston University School of Public Health, 2007
  •  Highest Scientific Merit: Pre-Doctoral Poster Competition, Department of Veterans Affairs,
     Health Services Research and Development Annual Meeting, 1999