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CSHIIP Leadership | Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH

Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH
Alison Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Director for Implementation Science, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy, VA Greater LA Healthcare System

Associate Anthropologist, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Core Investigator



Dr. Alison Hamilton, is CSHIIP’s Associate Director for Implementation Science and Qualitative Methods Lead, Director of the EMPOWER QUERI Program, PI of the Women’s Health (WH) CREATE study focused on determinants of women Veterans’ attrition from VA care, Co-PI of the WHS/QUERI Practice Evaluation Initiative with Dr. Yano, Co-I overseeing the implementation evaluation of the WH PACT trial, and a Research Anthropologist in Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. She is a founding member of the VA Anthropologists Collaborative, the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), and the VA HSR&D national Veteran Engagement Workgroup, and recently she began serving on the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists’ Implementation Science Advisory Group. Dr. Hamilton is on the Editorial Boards of Implementation Science and Women’s Health Issues.


Selected Publications:

  • Hamilton, A.B., Chinman. M., Cohen, A.N., Oberman, R.S., Young, A.S. (2015). Implementation of consumer providers into mental health intensive case management teams. Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research, 42(1), 100-8.
  • Bergman, A.A., Frankel, R.M., Hamilton, A.B., Yano, E.M. (2015). Challenges with delivering gender-specific and comprehensive primary care to women veterans. Women’s Health Issues, 25(1), 28-34.
  • Hamilton, A.B., Williams, L., Washington, D.L. (2015). Military and mental health correlates of unemployment in a national sample of women veterans. Medical Care, 53(4 Suppl 1), S32-8.
  • Zuchowski, J., Rose, D., Hamilton, A.B., et al. (2015). Challenges in referral communication between VHA primary care and specialty care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3), 305-11.
  • Bastian, L.A., Mattocks, K.M., Rosen, A.K., Hamilton, A.B., et al. (2015). Informing policy to deliver comprehensive care for women veterans. Medical Care, 53(4 Suppl 1), S1-4.
  • Oishi, S.M., Marshall, N., Hamilton, A.B., et al. (2015). Assessing multilevel determinants of adoption and implementation of genomic medicine: an organizational mixed-methods approach. Genetics in Medicine, Mar 5 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Hamilton, A.B., Oishi, S., Yano, E.M., et al. (2014). Factors influencing adoption and implementation of clinical genetic services. Genetics in Medicine, 16(3), 238-45.
  • Hamilton, A.B., Frayne, S.M., Cordasco, K.M., Washington, D.L. (2013). Factors related to attrition from VA healthcare use: findings from the National Survey of Women Veterans. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28 Suppl 2, S510-6.
  • Cohen, A.N., Chinman, M.J., Hamilton, A.B., Whelan, F., Young, A.S. (2013).  Using patient-facing kiosks to support quality improvement at mental health clinics. Medical Care, 51 Suppl, S13-20.
  • Hamilton, A.B., Cohen, A.N., Glover, D.L.,…,Young, A.S. (2013). Implementation of evidence-based employment services in specialty mental health. Health Services Research, 48(6 Pt 2), 2224-44.
  • Hamilton, A.B., Poza, I., Hines, V., Washington, D. (2012). Barriers to psychosocial services among homeless women veterans. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 12(1), 52-68.
  • MacGregor, C., Hamilton, A.B., Oishi, S., Yano, E. (2011). Description, development, and philosophies of mental health service delivery for female veterans in VA: A qualitative study. Women’s Health Issues, 21-4S, S138-S144.
  • Hamilton, A.B., Poza, I., Washington, D. (2011). “Homelessness and trauma go hand-in-hand”: Pathways to homelessness among women Veterans. Women’s Health Issues, 21-4S, S203-S209.
  • Hamilton, A., Cohen, A., Young, A. (2010). Organizational readiness in specialty mental health care. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(Suppl 1), 27-31.
  • Hamilton Brown, A., Cohen, A.N., Chinman, M.J., Kessler, C., Young, A.S. (2008). EQUIP: Implementing chronic care principles and applying formative evaluation methods to improve care for schizophrenia. Implementation Science, 3:9.


 Last updated: August 1, 2017