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William G. Adams, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address88 E. Newton St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4233
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5330-0010
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPediatrics

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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 over 18 years, 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. 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.

 Publications
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  1. Mandl KD, Kohane IS, McFadden D, Weber GM, Natter M, Mandel J, Schneeweiss S, Weiler S, Klann JG, Bickel J, Adams WG, Ge Y, Zhou X, Perkins J, Marsolo K, Bernstam E, Showalter J, Quarshie A, Ofili E, Hripcsak G, Murphy SN. Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System (SCILHS): Architecture. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul; 21(4):615-20.
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  2. 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(1):53.
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  3. Wright JA, Phillips BD, Watson BL, Newby PK, Norman GJ, Adams WG. Randomized trial of a family-based, automated, conversational obesity treatment program for underserved populations. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Sep; 21(9):E369-78.
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  4. Magge H, Sprinz P, Adams WG, Drainoni ML, Meyers A. Zinc protoporphyrin and iron deficiency screening: trends and therapeutic response in an urban pediatric center. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Apr; 167(4):361-7.
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  5. Adams WG, Anderson N, Berner ES, Schauer DP, Zottola RJ, McClure ES, Wyatt M. Distributed Health Outcome Monitoring and Evaluation Using i2b2. AMIA Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013; 2013:2.
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  6. Mann DM, Glazer NL, Winter M, Paasche-Orlow MK, Muntner P, Shimbo D, Adams WG, Kressin NR, Zhang Y, Choi H, Cabral H. A pilot study identifying statin nonadherence with visit-to-visit variability of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Am J Cardiol. 2013 May 15; 111(10):1437-42.
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  7. Adams WG. Text messaging increases receipt of influenza vaccine among low-income, urban children. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 161(3):568-9.
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  8. Perkins RB, Brogly SB, Adams WG, Freund KM. Correlates of human papillomavirus vaccination rates in low-income, minority adolescents: a multicenter study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Aug; 21(8):813-20.
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  9. Oyeku SO, Wang CJ, Scoville R, Vanderkruik R, Clermont E, McPherson ME, Adams WG, Homer CJ. Hemoglobinopathy Learning Collaborative: using quality improvement (QI) to achieve equity in health care quality, coordination, and outcomes for sickle cell disease. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):34-48.
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  10. Szilagyi PG, Adams WG. Text messaging: a new tool for improving preventive services. JAMA. 2012 Apr 25; 307(16):1748-9.
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  11. Palchuk MB, Klumpenaar M, Jatkar T, Zottola RJ, Adams WG, Abend AH. Enabling Hierarchical View of RxNorm with NDF-RT Drug Classes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010:577-81.
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  12. Anand SG, Adams WG, Zuckerman BS. Specialized care of overweight children in community health centers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr; 29(4):712-7.
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  13. Kavanagh PL, Adams WG, Wang CJ. Quality indicators and quality assessment in child health. Arch Dis Child. 2009 Jun; 94(6):458-63.
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  14. Lenders CM, Wright JA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Shukla RR, Adams WG, Lee K. Weight loss surgery eligibility according to various BMI criteria among adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jan; 17(1):150-5.
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  15. Moore BJ, Wright JA, Watson B, Friedman RH, Adams WG. Usability testing of an electronic health record form to support physician-based counseling and self-management of overweight children. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 1061.
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  16. Walsh KE, Landrigan CP, Adams WG, Vinci RJ, Chessare JB, Cooper MR, Hebert PM, Schainker EG, McLaughlin TJ, Bauchner H. Effect of computer order entry on prevention of serious medication errors in hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):e421-7.
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  17. Adams WG, Wright JA, Noland CM, Watson BL, Friedman RH. TLC-HEAT: Telephony-based self-care for overweight children. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 859.
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  18. Wiecha JM, Adams WG. BostonBreathes: an RCT to improve pediatric asthma care with a home-based interactive website for patient education, monitoring, and clinical teamwork. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 1154.
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  19. Anand SG, Mehta SD, Adams WG. Diabetes mellitus screening in pediatric primary care. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):1888-95.
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  20. Walsh KE, Adams WG, Bauchner H, Vinci RJ, Chessare JB, Cooper MR, Hebert PM, Schainker EG, Landrigan CP. Medication errors related to computerized order entry for children. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118(5):1872-9.
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  21. Kairys SW, Gubernick RS, Millican A, Adams WG. Using a registry to improve immunization delivery. Pediatr Ann. 2006 Jul; 35(7):500-6.
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  22. Skalicky A, Meyers AF, Adams WG, Yang Z, Cook JT, Frank DA. Child food insecurity and iron deficiency anemia in low-income infants and toddlers in the United States. Matern Child Health J. 2006 Mar; 10(2):177-85.
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  23. Wiecha JM, Adams WG. BostonBreathes: improving pediatric asthma care with a home-based interactive website for patient education, monitoring, and clinical teamwork. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 1144.
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  24. Luo RQ, Adams WG, Fuhlbrigge AL, Friedman RH. Usage patterns and clinical impact of an automated asthma management system for children and their parents. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 1038.
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  25. Adams WG, Mann AM, Bauchner H. Use of an electronic medical record improves the quality of urban pediatric primary care. Pediatrics. 2003 Mar; 111(3):626-32.
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  26. Adams WG, Fuhlbrigge AL, Miller CW, Panek CG, Gi Y, Loane KC, Madden NE, Plunkett AM, Friedman RH. TLC-Asthma: an integrated information system for patient-centered monitoring, case management, and point-of-care decision support. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 1-5.
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  27. Bauchner H, Adams W, Burstin H. "You've got mail": issues in communicating with patients and their families by e-mail. Pediatrics. 2002 May; 109(5):954-6.
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  28. Adams WG. Rabies. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (ed. Behrman, RE). W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia, PA. 2002.
  29. Adams WG, Conners WP, Mann AM, Palfrey S. Immunization entry at the point of service improves quality, saves time, and is well-accepted. Pediatrics. 2000 Sep; 106(3):489-92.
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  30. Werk LN, Steinbach S, Adams WG, Bauchner H. Beliefs about diagnosing asthma in young children. Pediatrics. 2000 Mar; 105(3 Pt 1):585-90.
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  31. Adams WG. Rabies. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (ed. Behrman, RE). W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia, PA. 2000.
  32. Jafari HS, Adams WG, Robinson KA, Plikaytis BD, Wenger JD. Efficacy of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccines and persistence of disease in disadvantaged populations. The Haemophilus Influenzae Study Group. Am J Public Health. 1999 Mar; 89(3):364-8.
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  33. Adams WG, Geva J, Coffman J, Palfrey S, Bauchner H. Anemia and elevated lead levels in underimmunized inner-city children. Pediatrics. 1998 Mar; 101(3):E6.
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  34. Meyers A, Sampson A, Saladino R, Dixit S, Adams W, Mondolfi A. Safety and effectiveness of homemade and reconstituted packet cereal-based oral rehydration solutions: a randomized clinical trial. Pediatrics. 1997 Nov; 100(5):E3.
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  35. Bauchner H, Homer C, Salem-Schatz SR, Adams W. The status of pediatric practice guidelines. Pediatrics. 1997 Jun; 99(6):876-81.
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  36. Bauchner H, Adams W, Barnett E, Klein J. Therapy for acute otitis media. Preference of parents for oral or parenteral antibiotic. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Apr; 150(4):396-9.
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  37. Adams W, Bauchner H, Sonn C, Gertman P. An Individualized Pediatric Primary Care Report Card to Assess and Improve the Quality of Preventive Services. JAMIA Proceedings: Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. 1995.
  38. Cochi SL, Atkinson WL, Adams WG, Dini EF, Gershon AA. Meeting the challenges of vaccine-preventable diseases in child day care. Pediatrics. 1994 Dec; 94(6 Pt 2):1021-3.
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  39. Schoendorf KC, Adams WG, Kiely JL, Wenger JD. National trends in Haemophilus influenzae meningitis mortality and hospitalization among children, 1980 through 1991. Pediatrics. 1994 Apr; 93(4):663-8.
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  40. Adams WG, Lett SM. Rabies. Update 5: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (ed. Behrman, RE). W.B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia, PA. 1994.
  41. Adams WG, Kinney JS, Schuchat A, Collier CL, Papasian CJ, Kilbride HW, Riedo FX, Broome CV. Outbreak of early onset group B streptococcal sepsis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993 Jul; 12(7):565-70.
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  42. Adams WG, Deaver KA, Cochi SL, Plikaytis BD, Zell ER, Broome CV, Wenger JD. Decline of childhood Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease in the Hib vaccine era. JAMA. 1993 Jan 13; 269(2):221-6.
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  43. Jackson LA, Kaufmann AF, Adams WG, Phelps MB, Andreasen C, Langkop CW, Francis BJ, Wenger JD. Outbreak of leptospirosis associated with swimming. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1993 Jan; 12(1):48-54.
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  44. Centers for Disease Control. Epidemic Cholera - Burundi and Zimbabwe, 1992-1993. MMWR. 1993; 42:407-416.
  45. Adams W, Bratt DE. Young coconut water for home rehydration in children with mild gastroenteritis. Trop Geogr Med. 1992 Jan; 44(1-2):149-53.
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  46. Centers for Disease Control. Update: Foodborne Listeriosis - United States, 1988-1990. MMWR. 1992; 41;251:257-258.
  47. Adams WG, Wenger JD. Two Haemophilus b conjugate vaccines available for prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in infants. Infectious Diseases in Children. 1991; 4:19-21.
  48. Centers for Disease Control. Haemophilus b conjugate vaccines for prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease among infants and children two months of age and older: recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR. 1991; 40(RR-1):1-7.
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