Lynn A. Garvin, PhD, MBA is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Health Law, Policy & Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health (BUSPH), and an Investigator with the VA Boston Healthcare System. Her research focuses on patient engagement and health information technology (HIT), investigating how health care providers and patients use HIT for improved outcomes and more effective, efficient care.
Dr. Garvin’s current research extends to healthcare operations management and to care coordination and post-acute care for underserved populations. Her work with the VA Boston Healthcare System developed and validated measures of Veterans’ digital patient engagement, focusing on utilizing personal health records, secure email messaging, and other provider-based online tools. Dr. Garvin has also served as VP of Corporate Communications for EMD Millipore, a division of Merck KGaA, and held leadership positions at Boston Children’s Hospital, IBM/Lotus Software and P&G/Gillette.