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Ekaterina Anderson, PhD, MA, BA – Career Development Awardee

Ekaterina Anderson, PhD, MA, BA
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA
Bedford, MA 

Ekaterina (Katya) Anderson, PhD, MA, is a Research Health Scientist at the Bedford-Boston Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research (CHOIR) and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Informatics & Implementation Science at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences. Prior to joining VA, Dr. Anderson received a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology from Boston University. In 2020-23, she was a Cardiopulmonary Implementation Science Scholar supported by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) K12 award. Dr. Anderson was also a Putnam Scholar with the Academy of Communication in Healthcare in 2021-23. Her research interests include patient-centered care (including VA's Whole Health system), qualitative research methods, and implementation science. Dr. Anderson's HSR Career Development Award (CDA) focuses on optimizing the implementation of Whole Health Coaching, a key component in VA's Whole Health system of care, for a high-priority chronic condition population, Veterans with COPD. As part of her CDA, Dr. Anderson will assess the impact of Whole Health Coaching on healthcare utilization and smoking cessation outcomes for Veterans with COPD, identify barriers and facilitators of effective Whole Health Coaching for Veterans with COPD, and co-design a toolkit with best practices for effective partnership between Whole Health Coaches and Veterans with COPD.

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