Brian W. Jack, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
MA, Brown University




Brian Jack, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Jack graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency training at the Brown University. He completed a fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Jack came to BU and Boston Medical Center in 1997 as the founding Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, reviewed papers for major medical journals, served on NICHHD, HRSA and AHRQ grant review panels. He is PI on grants from HRSA, NHLBI, PCORI, AHRQ, NIMHD, Global Fund, PEPFAR, EU and the Kellogg, Izumi, OSISA, and BC/BS Foundations, and others.

His research team has developed the "ReEngineered Discharge" (RED), adapted by the National Quality Forum as a national "Safe Practice". RED is being used in all states and in over 10 countries. He completed projects with AHRQ funding including “Reengineering the Hospital Discharge for Patient Safety” which provided an in-depth analysis of the hospital discharge process. RED was then tested in Testing the Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge a RCT funded by AHRQ in the “Partners in Patient Safety” grants. Dissemination and implementation of RED was explored in an Action RFTO entitled Avoiding Readmissions in Hospitals Serving Diverse patients. Building on a RO1 from NHLBI with colleague Tim Bickmore of Northeastern University, he developed a health IT system to deliver RED at the bedside (the “Louise” system). Dr. Jack completed an AHRQ funded project entitled “Virtual Patient Advocates to Reduce Ambulatory Drug Events” that adapted Louise to be used by patients online when they went home from the hospital. He completed a project to design a tool kit describing the RED process and studied the barriers to RED implementation. New projects include a RCT of a mental health intervention to reduce rehospitalizations for those with depressive symptoms and an exploration of the causes of readmission from the patient perspective that focuses on mental health and the social determinants of care (Projecct ACHIEVE).

Dr. Jack received the 2008 CDC "Partner in Public Health Improvement” award for his work as leader of the CDC’s Select Panel on the Content of Preconception Care. He has completed work to design a preconception HIT system (Gabby) to assist in the provision of this care (AHRQ, HRSA MCHB, Kellogg) and is beginning a RCT to study its impact (NIMHD).

He received the 2013 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation, the “Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patent Education Innovation” award, the AHRQ “Patient Safety Investigator” award, and the “Best Research Paper of the Year” award of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He was selected to HealthLeaders magazines annual "People Who Make Healthcare Better" list and one of Boston’s “Best Doctors” in each of 2010-2017. His Annals of Internal Medicine article describing RED is listed in the book "50 Studies Every Physician Should Know" and was the recipient of the Journal for Healthcare Quality Impact Article of the Year for the article, “How Hospitals Reengineer Their Discharge Processes to Reduce Readmissions.” In 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Jack has also been active in the worldwide development of family medicine. He is Director of the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance, a Kellogg Foundation funded program that aims to improve the quality of district health services in Lesotho. He is a founding member of the AAFP's Center for International Initiatives. He spent a sabbatical year in Budapest, Hungary in 1995 where he received a special citation from the mayor of Budapest. He taught in Jordan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and has worked on development of family medicine in Lesotho, Albania, Jordan, Romania, and Vietnam.

2015 Mattapan Community Health Center: Community Health Pinnacle Award
2013 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation
2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Partner in Public Health Improvement Award
2007 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine: Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education Innovation
1990 Brown University: Teacher of the Year - Department of Family Medicine


Building Infrastructure for Human Resources for Health in Lesotho
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
U.S. Agency for International Development
AID-ASHA-A-17-00006

National Dissemination of the Gabby Women's mHealth Program in Lesotho
08/09/2019 - 04/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/Fogarty International Center
5R21TW011361-02

National Dissemination of Problem Solving for Better Health (PSBH) in Lesotho
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Dreyfus Health Foundation


The online Gabe System: Promoting Health in Young Black Men
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
W.K. Kellogg Foundation


National Dissemination of Problem Solving for Better Health (PSBH) in Lesotho
04/01/2018 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
Dreyfus Health Foundation


The Gabby Preconception Care System
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Kellogg Foundation


Preparing for Primary Care Practice of the Future: Comprehensive Care of the Medically Underserved
09/30/2015 - 09/29/2016 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
6D54HP23290-05-02

Boston University's Gabby Preconception Care System: Health IT to disseminate sexuality education
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.


Preparing for Primary Care Practice/ Academic Administrative units in Primary Care
09/30/2011 - 09/29/2015 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
6D54HP23290-04-01

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lauren Babich
10/01/2012 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


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Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby', a Health Information Technology(HIT) System for You…
09/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5R18HS025131-02

Building Research Skills Among Emerging Family Medicine Postgraduate Training Programs and the…
01/01/2018 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Project ACHIEVE: Achieving Patient-Centered Care and Optimized Health in Care…
01/01/2015 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
University of Kentucky Research Foundation PCORI

Reducing Hospital Readmission Among Medical Patients with Depressive Symptoms
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5R01 HS019700-03

Reducing Hospital Readmission Among Medical Patients with Depressive Symptoms
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5R01HS019700-05

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African
09/01/2016 - 01/31/2019 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD
3R01MD006213-05S1

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African
07/12/2012 - 01/31/2019 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD
4R01MD006213-05

Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African
07/12/2012 - 01/31/2019 (PI)
NIH-NIMHD
5R01 MD006213-04

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/03/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5T32HS022242-02

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/03/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
DHHS/AHRQ
5T32HS022242-05

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 National Dissemination of the Gabby Women's mHealth Program in Lesotho 5R21TW011361-02
2020 Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby,' a Health Information Technology (HIT) System for Young Women, into Community-Based Clinical Sites 5R18HS025131-04
2019 National Dissemination of the Gabby Women's mHealth Program in Lesotho 1R21TW011361-01
2019 Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby,' a Health Information Technology (HIT) System for Young Women, into Community-Based Clinical Sites 5R18HS025131-03
2018 Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby,' a Health Information Technology (HIT) System for Young Women, into Community-Based Clinical Sites 5R18HS025131-02
2017 Implementation and Dissemination of 'Gabby,' a Health Information Technology (HIT) System for Young Women, into Community-Based Clinical Sites 1R18HS025131-01
2017 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-05 19
2016 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 5T32HS022242-04 19
2016 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 4R01MD006213-05 2
2016 Using Innovative Communication Technology to Improve the Health of Young African 3R01MD006213-05S1 2
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  1. Walter AW, Julce C, Sidduri N, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Howard J, Reichert M, Bickmore T, Jack BW. Study protocol for the implementation of the Gabby Preconception Care System - an evidence-based, health information technology intervention for Black and African American women. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Sep 21; 20(1):889. PMID: 32958031
     
  2. Bergmeier HJ, Vandall-Walker V, Skrybant M, Teede HJ, Bailey C, Baxter JB, Borges ALV, Boyle JA, Everitt A, Harrison CL, Herrera M, Hill B, Jack B, Jones S, Jorgensen L, Lim S, Montanaro C, Redman LM, Stephenson J, Sundseth H, Thangaratinam S, Thynne P, Walker R, Skouteris H. Global Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Alliance: development of an international consumer and community involvement framework. Res Involv Engagem. 2020; 6:47. PMID: 32793390
     
  3. Bickmore T, Zhang Z, Reichert M, Julce C, Jack B. Promotion of Preconception Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults by Conversational Agent. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Aug; 67(2S):S45-S51. PMID: 32718515
     
  4. Walker R, Drakeley S, Julce C, Sidduri N, Bickmore T, Skouteris H, Jack B, Boyle J. Assessing the potential of a Virtual Patient Advocate to provide preconception care and health advice to women living in Australia. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2020 Apr 20; 1-9. PMID: 32308183
     
  5. Hill B, Skouteris H, Boyle JA, Bailey C, Walker R, Thangaratinam S, Sundseth H, Stephenson J, Steegers E, Redman LM, Montanaro C, Lim S, Jorgensen L, Jack B, Borges ALV, Bergmeier HJ, Baxter JB, Harrison CL, Teede HJ. Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Global Alliance: International Network Pregnancy Priorities for the Prevention of Maternal Obesity and Related Pregnancy and Long-Term Complications. J Clin Med. 2020 Mar 18; 9(3). PMID: 32197374
     
  6. Hill B, Skouteris H, Teede HJ, Bailey C, Baxter JB, Bergmeier HJ, Borges ALV, Harrison CL, Jack B, Jorgensen L, Lim S, Montanaro C, Redman L, Steegers E, Stephenson J, Sundseth H, Thangaratinam S, Walker R, Boyle JA. Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Global Alliance: International Network Preconception Research Priorities for the Prevention of Maternal Obesity and Related Pregnancy and Long-Term Complications. J Clin Med. 2019 Dec 02; 8(12). PMID: 31810312
     
  7. McCloskey L, Quinn E, Ameli O, Heeren T, Craig M, Lee-Parritz A, Iverson R, Jack B, Bernstein JA. Interrupting the Pathway from Gestational Diabetes Mellitus to Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of Primary Care. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Nov - Dec; 29(6):480-488.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31562051
     
  8. Skouteris H, Teede HJ, Thangaratinam S, Bailey C, Baxter JA, Bergmeier HJ, Harrison C, Hill B, Jack B, Jorgensen L, Lim S, Matsaseng T, Montanaro C, Steegers E, Stephenson J, Sundseth H, Vilela Borges AL, Walker R, Redman L, Boyle J. Commentary: Obesity and Weight Gain in Pregnancy and Postpartum: an Evidence Review of Lifestyle Interventions to Inform Maternal and Child Health Policies. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019; 10:163. PMID: 30972021
     
  9. Bernstein J, Lee-Parritz A, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Iverson R, Jack B, McCloskey L. After Gestational Diabetes: Impact of Pregnancy Interval on Recurrence and Type 2 Diabetes. Biores Open Access. 2019; 8(1):59-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30923644
     
  10. Roberts S, Moore LC, Jack B. Improving discharge planning using the re-engineered discharge programme. J Nurs Manag. 2019 Apr; 27(3):609-615. PMID: 30223308
     
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Bar chart showing 150 publications over 33 distinct years, with a maximum of 23 publications in 2008

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