Nicholas A. Rattray, PhD - HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
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Nicholas A. Rattray, PhD

Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
Adjunct Faculty, Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI

Dr. Rattray is a medical anthropologist with expertise in social determinants of health, disability, health communication, and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Arizona and has conducted fieldwork in the United States and in South America. Dr. Rattray’s current research aims to improve community reintegration and rehabilitation outcomes for post-9/11 veterans. He is also a scientist on the Implementation Core of the QUERI-funded “Precision Monitoring to Transform Care” (PRIS-M) project, which employs precision monitoring to improve quality and outcomes of care. Dr. Rattray’s other research seeks to understand how context and culture affects communication in clinical handoffs and transitions of care.


Mosher CE, Adams RN, Helft PR, O’Neil BH, Shahda S, Rattray NA, Champion V. (2015) FamilyCaregiving Challenges in Advanced Colorectal Cancer: Patient and Caregiver Perspectives.Supportive Care in Cancer.

Rattray, N, J Sico, L Cox, A Russ, M Matthias, R Frankel. (in press) Crossing the CommunicationChasm: Challenges and Opportunities in Transitions of Care from the Hospital to the Primary CareClinic. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.9.Kukla, M., Strasburger, A.M., Salyers, M.P.,

Rattray, N. A., Damush, T. M., Luckhurst, C., Bauer-Martinez, C. J., Homoya, B. J., & Miech, E. J. (2017). Prime movers: Advanced practice professionals in the role of stroke coordinator. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Rattray, Nicholas A. (2015) Counter-Mapping as Situated Knowledge: Integrating Lay Expertise inParticipatory Geographic Research. In Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action, edited byAline Gubrium, Krista Harper, and Marty Otañez. Pp 131-146.