Lisa Fredman, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, University of North Carolina
MSPH, University of North Carolina



Dr. Fredman has been with BUSPH for over 18 years as a professor and researcher, and is currently the Director of Faculty Development. Dr. Fredman’s research focuses on associations between psychosocial factors and disease, with special attention to elderly populations. She is conducting studies on the effects of chronic stress on psychological, cognitive and physical health outcomes in elderly caregivers and non-caregivers, and on the health effects of positive affect. Examples include a randomized trial of Mindfulness-based stress reduction in caregivers to persons with dementia; Caregiver-SOF, a cohort study of elderly women caregivers and non-caregivers that is ancillary to the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF); and studies of metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and HPA-axis markers as potential mediators of the association between stress and health outcomes. Her other research is on psychological factors that affect outcomes of hip fracture. Dr. Fredman teaches courses in the epidemiology of aging and epidemiologic methods. Prior to joining BUSPH in 1998, Dr. Fredman spent eight years as a faculty member with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Director of Faculty Development
Boston University School of Public Health




Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study
09/01/2011 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG018037-14

Improved measures of caregiving intensity to predict health outcomes
09/15/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R21AG050428-02

Study of Osteoporotic Fractures
09/01/2012 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
Sutter Bay Hospitals dba California Pacific Medical Center NIH NIA
5R01AG005407-30

Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers
08/01/2008 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG028556-05

Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: An Epidemiologic Study
09/30/1999 - 08/31/2011 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG018037-10

Caregiver Definition Effects on Sociodemographics and Health
08/01/1999 - 07/31/2000 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1 R03 AG17269 01




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Improved Measures Of Caregiving Intensity To Predict Health Outcomes 5R21AG050428-02
2015 Improved Measures Of Caregiving Intensity To Predict Health Outcomes 1R21AG050428-01
2014 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-14 22
2013 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-13 22
2012 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-05 4
2012 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-12 22
2011 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-04 4
2011 Pathways from Stress to Metabolic Syndrome and Health Decline in Aged Caregivers 5R01AG028144-05 8
2011 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 2R01AG018037-11A1 22
2010 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-03 4
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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. Gardiner P, Lestoquoy AS, Gergen-Barnett K, Penti B, White LF, Saper R, Fredman L, Stillman S, Lily Negash N, Adelstein P, Brackup I, Farrell-Riley C, Kabbara K, Laird L, Mitchell S, Bickmore T, Shamekhi A, Liebschutz JM. Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:25-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27979754; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.013;.
  2. Lyons JG, Ensrud KE, Schousboe JT, McCulloch CE, Taylor BC, Heeren TC, Stuver SO, Fredman L. Slow Gait Speed and Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Residence in Older Women, Adjusting for Competing Risk of Mortality: Results from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec; 64(12):2522-2527.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27874194; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14346;.
  3. Ashburner JM, Go AS, Chang Y, Fang MC, Fredman L, Applebaum KM, Singer DE. Influence of Competing Risks on Estimating the Expected Benefit of Warfarin in Individuals with Atrial Fibrillation Not Currently Taking Anticoagulants: The Anticoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan; 65(1):35-41. PMID: 27861698; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14516;.
  4. Ensrud KE, Harrison SL, Cauley JA, Langsetmo L, Schousboe JT, Kado DM, Gourlay ML, Lyons JG, Fredman L, Napoli N, Crandall CJ, Lewis CE, Orwoll ES, Stefanick ML, Cawthon PM. Impact of Competing Risk of Mortality on Association of Weight Loss With Risk of Central Body Fractures in Older Men: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Mar; 32(3):624-632. PMID: 27739103; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3020;.
  5. Fredman L. Interconnections Between My Research and Experience as a Caregiver: Impacts on Empirical and Personal Perspectives. Gerontologist. 2017 Feb; 57(1):40-45. PMID: 27497449; DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw113;.
  6. Barbour KE, Lui LY, McCulloch CE, Ensrud KE, Cawthon PM, Yaffe K, Barnes DE, Fredman L, Newman AB, Cummings SR, Cauley JA. Trajectories of Lower Extremity Physical Performance: Effects on Fractures and Mortality in Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Dec; 71(12):1609-1615. PMID: 27084313.
  7. Ensrud KE, Lui LY, Cawthon P, Fredman L, Slinin Y, Hillier T, Cauley J, Canales M. Cystatin C and Objectively Measured Mobility 10 Years Later in Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Mar 09. PMID: 26961582.
  8. Ashburner JM, Go AS, Chang Y, Fang MC, Fredman L, Applebaum KM, Singer DE. Effect of Diabetes and Glycemic Control on Ischemic Stroke Risk in AF Patients: ATRIA Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jan 26; 67(3):239-47.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26796386; PMCID: PMC4724056; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.10.080;.
  9. Stuver SO, Lyons J, Coviello A, Fredman L. Feasibility of 24-Hr Urine Collection for Measurement of Biomarkers in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Jan 01; 733464815624153.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26759387; DOI: 10.1177/0733464815624153;.
  10. Fredman L, Lyons JG, Cauley JA, Hochberg M, Applebaum KM. The Relationship Between Caregiving and Mortality After Accounting for Time-Varying Caregiver Status and Addressing the Healthy Caregiver Hypothesis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep; 70(9):1163-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25878033; PMCID: PMC4635629; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv009;.
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Bar chart showing 83 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2016

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caregivers
functioning
gerontology
healthy aging
positive affect
psychosocial epidemiology
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