Lisa Quintiliani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine Section

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

My expertise is behavioral science intervention research, particularly in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and smoking cessation. My goal is to effectively design (using qualitative methods), implement, and evaluate eHealth/mHealth approaches for behavioral risk reduction for the prevention of chronic diseases in multiple populations that face health disparities, in particular low income and racial/ethnic minority groups. Emerging areas of research interest include developing mHealth applications for lifestyle changes among cancer survivors, promoting proficiency in motivational interviewing among clinicians, multi-level approaches to health behavior change, and promoting advanced care planning decisions congruent with patients' wishes. Together with my colleagues, Drs. Belinda Borrelli and Julie Keysor, I recently became the Co-Director of the mHealth ARC (Affinity Research Collaborative) at Boston University.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

Behavioral Cardiovascular Disease Prevention using Informatics
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Assoc

A Process Evaluation of the Effectiveness & Feasibility of an Innovative Approach
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
Boston University NIH-NIA

Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for the Future of Cancer Care
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIBIB

Feasibility of a healthy eating and physical activity program among a diverse sam
08/15/2009 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
5R03 CA139943-02

A Computer-based Cue System for Motivational Interviewing Counseling
03/01/2010 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
3P30 DK046200-17S1

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  1. Wang J, Abdullah AS, Ma Z, Fu H, Huang K, Yu H, Wang J, Cai L, He H, Xiao J, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Yang L. Building capacity for information and communication technology use in global health research and training in China: a qualitative study among Chinese health sciences faculty members. Health Res Policy Syst. 2017 Jun 28; 15(1):59.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28659155.
  2. Ma Z, Yang L, Yang L, Huang K, Yu H, He H, Wang J, Cai L, Wang J, Fu H, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Xiao J, Abdullah AS. Developing a Curriculum for Information and Communications Technology Use in Global Health Research and Training: A Qualitative Study Among Chinese Health Sciences Graduate Students. JMIR Med Educ. 2017 Jun 12; 3(1):e11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28606894.
  3. Quintiliani LM, Reddy S, Goodman R, Bowen DJ. Information and communication technology use by female residents of public housing. Mhealth. 2016 Oct; 2. PMID: 27942534.
  4. Florian J, Roy NM, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Feng Y, Bloch PP, Russinova ZL, Lasser KE. Using Photovoice and Asset Mapping to Inform a Community-Based Diabetes Intervention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 08 11; 13:E107.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27513998; PMCID: PMC4993113; DOI: 10.5888/pcd13.160160;.
  5. Quintiliani LM, Whiteley JA. Results of a Nutrition and Physical Activity Peer Counseling Intervention among Nontraditional College Students. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun; 31(2):366-74. PMID: 25994357; PMCID: PMC4655196; DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0858-4;.
  6. Lisa M. Quintiliani, Shivani Reddy, Rachel Goodman, Deborah J. Bowen. Information and communication technology use by female residents of public housing. mHealth. 2016; 2(39). View Publication
  7. Quintiliani LM, Mann DM, Puputti M, Quinn E, Bowen DJ. Pilot and Feasibility Test of a Mobile Health-Supported Behavioral Counseling Intervention for Weight Management Among Breast Cancer Survivors. JMIR Cancer. 2016 Jan-Jun; 2(1). PMID: 27761518.
  8. Quintiliani LM, Russinova ZL, Bloch PP, Truong V, Xuan Z, Pbert L, Lasser KE. Patient navigation and financial incentives to promote smoking cessation in an underserved primary care population: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):449-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26362691; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.09.005;.
  9. Hynes DM, Buscemi J, Quintiliani LM. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) position statement: SBM supports increased efforts to integrate community health workers into the patient-centered medical home. Transl Behav Med. 2015 Dec; 5(4):483-5. PMID: 26622920; DOI: 10.1007/s13142-015-0340-1;.
  10. Wright JA, Quintiliani LM, Turner-McGrievy GM, Migneault JP, Heeren T, Friedman RH. Comparison of two theory-based, fully automated telephone interventions designed to maintain dietary change in healthy adults: study protocol of a three-arm randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014; 3(4):e62.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25387065; DOI: 10.2196/resprot.3367;.
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