Robert H. Friedman, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine Section

MD, Stanford University School of Medicine



Biomedical informatics with specific expertise in clinical and public health informatics. Research focuses on the development and evaluation of informatics-based systems for delivering health care virtually that complements and improves the quality and efficiency of health care delivered though conventional means. Special focus on patients with common chronic diseases, especially those that are ambulatory care-sensitive (e.g., the outcomes and costs of care are directly related to the quality of ambulatory care and to optimal care during transitions from acute to chronic care. The work addresses both the monitoring of patients outside of the hospital setting, the identification of clinical care and disease status issues, alerting health care professionals and the patients about these actionable conditions, and the promotion of patient self-care management. The ultimate goal is to refashion the delivery of health care so that it is more effective and more efficient.

Expertise in the organization and performance of primary care facilities in medical schools in the U.S.

Director
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
General Internal Medicine (Medical Information Systems Unit) Section

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


Boston Medical Center




Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Training
07/01/2002 - 06/29/2013 (PI)
Harvard University NIH NLM
5T15LM007092-20

Improving ADHD Care with Information Technology
04/01/2000 - 03/31/2003 (Dept Sponsor)
PI: William G. Adams, MD
NIH/National Library of Medicine
5 F38 LM00087 03

Automated Population Based Smoking Cessation Program
09/30/1997 - 07/31/2001 (PI)
University of Rhode Island NIH NCI


Ecapacity Building in China for Using ICT in Global Health Research and Training
05/18/2015 - 04/30/2018 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Abdullah Abu
NIH-FIC
5R25TW009715-02

NERSCIC: Improving the Lives of People Living with Spinal Cord Injury Through Innovative Science a
07/01/2012 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University DOE-NIDRR

Enhancing Activity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT)
10/01/2010 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University DHHS

Improving Dietary Behavior through Tailored Messages
05/01/2007 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
NIH-NHLBI
5R01 HL081380-04

Initiation of Colon Cancer Screening in Veterans
09/01/2007 - 07/31/2013 (PI)
University of Texas NIH-NCI

A longitudinal Telephone & Multiple Disease Management System to Improve Ambula
09/30/2008 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5R18 HS017855-03

Pepper Grant- Friedman Boston OAIC: A Translational Approach to Function Promoting Anabolic Therapie
09/01/2008 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
NIH-NIA
5P30 AG031679-03

TeleHealth & Remote Measurement Technologies to Improve Med Adherence in HTN
09/30/2009 - 02/28/2013 (PI)
NIH-NHLBI
5RC1 HL099830-02

MA Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment(SBIRT)
09/15/2006 - 09/14/2011 (PI)
DPH HRSA-SAMHSA

NRSA Integrated Family Medicine
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011 (PI)
HRSA
6 T32HP10028-13-01

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 ECapacity Building in China for Using ICT in Global Health Research and Training 5R25TW009715-02
2011 Improving Dietary Behavior Through Tailored Messages 5R01HL081380-04
2011 Improving Dietary Behavior Through Tailored Messages 5R01HL081380-04
2010 TeleHealth &Remote Measurement Technologies to Improve Med Adherence in HTN 5RC1HL099830-02
2010 A Longitudinal Telephone and Multiple Disease Management System to Improve Ambula 5R18HS017855-03
2010 Improving Dietary Behavior Through Tailored Messages 5R01HL081380-03
2009 TeleHealth &Remote Measurement Technologies to Improve Med Adherence in HTN 1RC1HL099830-01
2009 A Longitudinal Telephone and Multiple Disease Management System to Improve Ambula 5R18HS017855-02
2009 Behavioral Health Informatics Capacity-Building in China 5R03TW007655-03
2008 A Longitudinal Telephone and Multiple Disease Management System to Improve Ambula 1R18HS017855-01
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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. 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.
  2. Chang FH, Latham NK, Friedman RH, Jette AM. Interactive voice response version of the late-life function and disability instrument. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Apr; 63(4):770-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25900491; PMCID: PMC4600427; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13337;.
  3. Wright JA, Whiteley JA, Laforge RG, Adams WG, Berry D, Friedman RH. Validation of 5 stage-of-change measures for parental support of healthy eating and activity. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 Mar-Apr; 47(2):134-42.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25579067; PMCID: PMC4355107; DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.11.003;.
  4. 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;.
  5. Wright JA, Adams WG, Laforge RG, Berry D, Friedman RH. Assessing parental self-efficacy for obesity prevention related behaviors. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014; 11:53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24750693; PMCID: PMC4004451; DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-53;.
  6. Mooney KH, Beck SL, Friedman RH, Farzanfar R, Wong B. Automated monitoring of symptoms during ambulatory chemotherapy and oncology providers'' use of the information: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep; 22(9):2343-50. PMID: 24687538; PMCID: PMC4290846; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-014-2216-1;.
  7. Gordon LG, Bird D, Oldenburg B, Friedman RH, Russell AW, Scuffham PA. A cost-effectiveness analysis of a telephone-linked care intervention for individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Apr; 104(1):103-11. PMID: 24503043; DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.12.032;.
  8. Turner-McGrievy GM, Wright JA, Migneault JP, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH. The interaction between dietary and life goals: using goal systems theory to explore healthy diet and life goals. Health Psychol Behav Med. 2014 Jan 01; 2(1):759-769.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25750817.
  9. Hekler EB, Buman MP, Otten J, Castro CM, Grieco L, Marcus B, Friedman RH, Napolitano MA, King AC. Determining who responds better to a computer- vs. human-delivered physical activity intervention: results from the community health advice by telephone (CHAT) trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2013; 10:109. PMID: 24053756; PMCID: PMC3849440; DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-109;.
  10. Houlihan BV, Jette A, Friedman RH, Paasche-Orlow M, Ni P, Wierbicky J, Williams K, Ducharme S, Zazula J, Cuevas P, Rosenblum D, Williams S. A pilot study of a telehealth intervention for persons with spinal cord dysfunction. Spinal Cord. 2013 Sep; 51(9):715-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23752260; DOI: 10.1038/sc.2013.45;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 108 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 1998

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biomedical informatics
chronic disease
disease management
health care delivery
patient self-care management

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