Brian W. Jack, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
MA, Brown University



Brian Jack, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Jack graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency training at the Brown University. He completed a fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Jack came to BU and Boston Medical Center in 1997 as the founding Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, reviewed papers for major medical journals, served on NICHHD, HRSA and AHRQ grant review panels. He is PI on grants from HRSA, NHLBI, PCORI, AHRQ, NIMHD, Global Fund, PEPFAR, EU and the Kellogg, Izumi, OSISA, and BC/BS Foundations, and others.

His research team has developed the "ReEngineered Discharge" (RED), adapted by the National Quality Forum as a national "Safe Practice". RED is being used in all states and in over 10 countries. He completed projects with AHRQ funding including “Reengineering the Hospital Discharge for Patient Safety” which provided an in-depth analysis of the hospital discharge process. RED was then tested in Testing the Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge a RCT funded by AHRQ in the “Partners in Patient Safety” grants. Dissemination and implementation of RED was explored in an Action RFTO entitled Avoiding Readmissions in Hospitals Serving Diverse patients. Building on a RO1 from NHLBI with colleague Tim Bickmore of Northeastern University, he developed a health IT system to deliver RED at the bedside (the “Louise” system). Dr. Jack completed an AHRQ funded project entitled “Virtual Patient Advocates to Reduce Ambulatory Drug Events” that adapted Louise to be used by patients online when they went home from the hospital. He completed a project to design a tool kit describing the RED process and studied the barriers to RED implementation. New projects include a RCT of a mental health intervention to reduce rehospitalizations for those with depressive symptoms and an exploration of the causes of readmission from the patient perspective that focuses on mental health and the social determinants of care (Projecct ACHIEVE).

Dr. Jack received the 2008 CDC "Partner in Public Health Improvement” award for his work as leader of the CDC’s Select Panel on the Content of Preconception Care. He has completed work to design a preconception HIT system (Gabby) to assist in the provision of this care (AHRQ, HRSA MCHB, Kellogg) and is beginning a RCT to study its impact (NIMHD).

He received the 2013 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation, the “Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patent Education Innovation” award, the AHRQ “Patient Safety Investigator” award, and the “Best Research Paper of the Year” award of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He was selected to HealthLeaders magazines annual "People Who Make Healthcare Better" list and one of Boston’s “Best Doctors” in each of 2010-2017. His Annals of Internal Medicine article describing RED is listed in the book "50 Studies Every Physician Should Know" and was the recipient of the Journal for Healthcare Quality Impact Article of the Year for the article, “How Hospitals Reengineer Their Discharge Processes to Reduce Readmissions.” In 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Jack has also been active in the worldwide development of family medicine. He is Director of the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance, a Kellogg Foundation funded program that aims to improve the quality of district health services in Lesotho. He is a founding member of the AAFP's Center for International Initiatives. He spent a sabbatical year in Budapest, Hungary in 1995 where he received a special citation from the mayor of Budapest. He taught in Jordan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and has worked on development of family medicine in Lesotho, Albania, Jordan, Romania, and Vietnam.

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The online Gabe System: Promoting Health in Young Black Men
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
W.K. Kellogg Foundation


The Gabby Preconception Care System
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Kellogg Foundation


Preparing for Primary Care Practice of the Future: Comprehensive Care of the Medically Underserved
09/30/2015 - 09/29/2016 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Admini
6D54HP23290-05-01

Boston University's Gabby Preconception Care System: Health IT to disseminate sexuality education
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.


Preparing for Primary Care Practice/ Academic Administrative units in Primary Care
09/30/2011 - 09/29/2015 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Admini
6D54HP23290-04-01

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lauren Babich
10/01/2012 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Babich, Lauren
08/01/2009 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
Department of Veterans Affairs


RFTO Avoiding Readmissions in Hosptitals Serving Diverse Patients
08/01/2009 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Q


Minority Faculty Fellowship Program
07/01/1999 - 06/30/2003 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
6 A24 HP00080 03


Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby', a Health Information Technology(HIT) System for You…
09/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
1R18HS025131-01

Project ACHIEVE: Achieving Patient-Centered Care and Optimized Health in Care Transitions by Evaluat
01/01/2015 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
University of Kentucky Research Foundation PCORI

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/03/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ

Reducing Hospital Readmission Among Medical Patients with Depressive Symptoms
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African
09/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African
07/12/2012 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD

Promoting Maternal Health through Midwifery Training and Integration
01/01/2015 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
Izumi Foundation

Developing an Analytic Tool to Assess Patient Responses to Determine Why They Were Readmitted to the
10/31/2012 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
PCORI

Strengthening Community Health Services in a Nurse-Driven System 2012-2014
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Izumi Foundation

Making Health Care Affordable: Preserving Access and Improving Value
01/01/2012 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby,' a Health Information Technology (HIT) System for Young Women, into Community-Based Clinical Sites 1R18HS025131-01
2017 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-05
2016 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-04
2016 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 4R01MD006213-05
2016 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 3R01MD006213-05S1
2016 Reducing Hospital Readmission Among Medical Patients with Depressive Symptoms 5R01HS019700-05
2015 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 5R01MD006213-04
2014 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-02
2014 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 5R01MD006213-03
2014 Reducing Hospital Readmission Among Medical Patients with Depressive Symptoms 5R01HS019700-03
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Pino EC, Damus K, Jack B, Henderson D, Milanovic S, Kalesan B. Adolescent socioeconomic status and depressive symptoms in later life: Evidence from structural equation models. J Affect Disord. 2018 Jan 01; 225:702-708.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28917197.
  2. Bernstein JA, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Lee-Parritz A, Iverson R, Jack B, McCloskey L. Follow-up after gestational diabetes: a fixable gap in women''s preventive healthcare. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017; 5(1):e000445.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28948028.
  3. Ismaili M''hamdi H, de Beaufort I, Jack B, Steegers EAP. Responsibility in the age of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and epigenetics. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2017 Aug 22; 1-5. PMID: 28829006.
  4. Cancino RS, Jack BW, Jarvis J, Cummings AK, Cooper E, Cremieux PY, Burgess JF. Health Services Utilization Among Fee-for-Service Medicare and Medicaid Patients Under Age 65 with Behavioral Health Illness at an Urban Safety Net Hospital. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Jul; 23(7):781-788.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28650248.
  5. Gardiner PM, McCue KD, Negash LM, Cheng T, White LF, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Jack BW, Bickmore TW. Engaging women with an embodied conversational agent to deliver mindfulness and lifestyle recommendations: A feasibility randomized control trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Sep; 100(9):1720-1729.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28495391.
  6. Mitchell SE, Weigel GM, Laurens V, Martin J, Jack BW. Implementation and adaptation of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in five California hospitals: a qualitative research study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 19; 17(1):291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28424074; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2242-z;.
  7. Naylor MD, Shaid EC, Carpenter D, Gass B, Levine C, Li J, Malley A, McCauley K, Nguyen HQ, Watson H, Brock J, Mittman B, Jack B, Mitchell S, Callicoatte B, Schall J, Williams MV. Components of Comprehensive and Effective Transitional Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun; 65(6):1119-1125.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28369722; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14782;.
  8. Li J, Brock J, Jack B, Mittman B, Naylor M, Sorra J, Mays G, Williams MV. Erratum to: Project ACHIEVE - using implementation research to guide the evaluation of transitional care effectiveness. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Aug 01; 16(1):326. PMID: 27480756.
  9. St Fleur M, Damus K, Jack B. The future of preconception care in the United States: multigenerational impact on reproductive outcomes. Ups J Med Sci. 2016 Jul 19; 1-5. PMID: 27434227.
  10. Mitchell SE, Martin J, Holmes S, van Deusen Lukas C, Cancino R, Paasche-Orlow M, Brach C, Jack B. How Hospitals Reengineer Their Discharge Processes to Reduce Readmissions. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Mar-Apr; 38(2):116-26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26042743; DOI: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000005;.
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Bar chart showing 135 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 23 publications in 2008

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