William G. Adams, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

I am an epidemiologist, medical informatician, and practicing pediatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). I also currently serve as Director of BU-CTSI Clinical Research Informatics for Boston University and as Director of Child Health Informatics for the Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine/BMC. For the past two decades, my primary research has been and continues to be focused on developing and evaluating information technology (IT)-based solutions for improving the quality of health and healthcare for children and families. My focuses include the child health EHR, patient-centered IT and clinical data warehousing for quality improvement and health disparities research. I have extensive experience in software development (including programming of the first EHR at BMC and development of multiple patient-centered telephony projects) as well as the management and use of large clinical data sets for quality reporting and research. I seek to create and evaluate integrated health information systems that are useable and effective.

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University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH NCATS

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program UL1
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (SP Co-PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research

Improving ADHD Care with Information Technology
04/01/2000 - 03/31/2003 (PI)
NIH/National Library of Medicine
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Longitudinal Histories as Predictors of Future Suicide Events
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Mass General Hosp The Tommy Fuss Fund

PCORnet Bariatric Study
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Harvard Medical School PCORI

PCORnet Obesity Observational Study
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Harvard Medical School PCORI

Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System
04/14/2014 - 10/12/2017 (PI)
Harvard University PCORI

Primary Care Drug Therapeutics Comparative Effectiveness Research in a Pediatric EHR Network
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics HRSA

Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP)
09/30/2014 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality HRSA

Physician Faculty Development in Pediatric Primary Care
09/01/2010 - 08/31/2015 (PI)

01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. DHHS

National Coordinating Center for the Demonstration Program for the Development an
09/17/2010 - 09/24/2014 (PI)
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality HRSA

Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System
09/30/2009 - 07/31/2012 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Nancy R. Kressin, PhD

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2010 Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System 5RC2HL101628-02 1
2009 Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System 1RC2HL101628-01 1
2009 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 5R18HS017248-03 1
2008 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 5R18HS017248-02 1
2007 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 1R18HS017248-01 1
2006 IT-Supported Early Treatment of Childhood Overweight 5R21HD050939-02 2
2006 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 5K02HS013655-03
2005 IT-Supported Early Treatment of Childhood Overweight 1R21HD050939-01 2
2005 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 5K02HS013655-02
2004 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 1K02HS013655-01A1
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  1. Weber GM, Adams WG, Bernstam EV, Bickel JP, Fox KP, Marsolo K, Raghavan VA, Turchin A, Zhou X, Murphy SN, Mandl KD. Biases introduced by filtering electronic health records for patients with "complete data". J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Nov 01; 24(6):1134-1141. PMID: 29016972.
  2. Walsh KE, Bacic J, Phillips BD, Adams WG. Misuse of Pediatric Medications and Parent-Physician Communication: An Interactive Voice Response Intervention. J Patient Saf. 2017 Mar 22. PMID: 28333698; DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000375;.
  3. Bailey SC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Adams WG, Brokenshire SA, Hedlund LA, Hickson RP, Oramasionwu CU, Moore AL, McCarthy DM, Curtis LM, Kwasny MJ, Wolf MS. Corrigendum to "The electronic medication complete communication (EMC2) study: Rationale and methods for a randomized controlled trial of a strategy to promote medication safety in ambulatory care" [Contemp. Clin. Trials (2016) 72-77]. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Jun; 57:99.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28325511; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.03.002;.
  4. Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Steffes J, Adams WG, Kaelber DC, Pace WD, Wasserman RC. Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e215-24. PMID: 26101357; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-0673;.
  5. Kressin NR, Lasser KE, Paasche-Orlow M, Allison J, Ash AS, Adams WG, Shanahan CW, Legler A, Pizer SD. Clinical Operations Variables are Associated With Blood Pressure Outcomes. Med Care. 2015 Jun; 53(6):480-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25974844; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000349;.
  6. 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;.
  7. Sobota AE, Kavanagh PL, Adams WG, McClure E, Farrell D, Sprinz PG. Improvement in influenza vaccination rates in a pediatric sickle cell disease clinic. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Apr; 62(4):654-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25545967; DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25390;.
  8. Shanahan CW, Sorensen-Alawad A, Carney BL, Persand I, Cruz A, Botticelli M, Pressman K, Adams WG, Brolin M, Alford DP. The implementation of an integrated information system for substance use screening in general medical settings. Appl Clin Inform. 2014; 5(4):878-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25589904; PMCID: PMC4287668; DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2014-03-RA-0025;.
  9. Dai W, Brisimi TS, Adams WG, Mela T, Saligrama V, Paschalidis ICh. Prediction of hospitalization due to heart diseases by supervised learning methods. Int J Med Inform. 2015 Mar; 84(3):189-97. PMID: 25497295; PMCID: PMC4314395; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.10.002;.
  10. Sharifi M, Adams WG, Winickoff JP, Guo J, Reid M, Boynton-Jarrett R. Enhancing the electronic health record to increase counseling and quit-line referral for parents who smoke. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):478-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25169159; DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2014.03.017;.
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