Lisa Fredman, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, University of North Carolina
MSPH, University of North Carolina

Dr. Fredman has been with BUSPH for over 18 years as a professor and researcher, and is currently the Director of Faculty Development. Dr. Fredman’s research focuses on associations between psychosocial factors and disease, with special attention to elderly populations. She is conducting studies on the effects of chronic stress on psychological, cognitive and physical health outcomes in elderly caregivers and non-caregivers, and on the health effects of positive affect. Examples include a randomized trial of Mindfulness-based stress reduction in caregivers to persons with dementia; Caregiver-SOF, a cohort study of elderly women caregivers and non-caregivers that is ancillary to the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF); and studies of metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and HPA-axis markers as potential mediators of the association between stress and health outcomes. Her other research is on psychological factors that affect outcomes of hip fracture. Dr. Fredman teaches courses in the epidemiology of aging and epidemiologic methods. Prior to joining BUSPH in 1998, Dr. Fredman spent eight years as a faculty member with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Director of Faculty Development
Boston University School of Public Health

2011 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award
2009 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award
2003 BUSPH: Excellence in Teaching Award
2000 BUSPH: Fall Course Web Site Award
1986 Delta Omega Award

Improved measures of caregiving intensity to predict health outcomes
09/15/2015 - 05/31/2019 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Michael P. LaValley, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study
09/01/2011 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Study of Osteoporotic Fractures
09/01/2012 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
Sutter Bay Hospitals dba California Pacific Medical Center NIH NIA

Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers
08/01/2008 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: An Epidemiologic Study
09/30/1999 - 08/31/2011 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Caregiver Definition Effects on Sociodemographics and Health
08/01/1999 - 07/31/2000 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1 R03 AG17269 01

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Improved Measures Of Caregiving Intensity To Predict Health Outcomes 5R21AG050428-02 2
2015 Improved Measures Of Caregiving Intensity To Predict Health Outcomes 1R21AG050428-01 2
2014 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-14 29
2013 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-13 29
2012 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-05 7
2012 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 5R01AG018037-12 29
2011 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-04 7
2011 Pathways from Stress to Metabolic Syndrome and Health Decline in Aged Caregivers 5R01AG028144-05 14
2011 Health Decline in Aged Caregivers: Epidemiologic Study 2R01AG018037-11A1 29
2010 Biological Pathways of Acute and Chronic Stress in Aged Hip Fracture Caregivers 5R01AG028556-03 7
Showing 10 of 41 results. Show All Results
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. Fredman L, Ranker LR, Strunin L, Smith ML, Applebaum KM. Caregiving Intensity and Mortality in Older Women, Accounting for Time-Varying and Lagged Caregiver Status: The Caregiver-Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Study. Gerontologist. 2019 Jan 12. PMID: 30649308.
  2. Roseen EJ, LaValley MP, Li S, Saper RB, Felson DT, Fredman L. Association of Back Pain with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Older Women: a Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan; 34(1):90-97.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350028.
  3. Huang G, Coviello A, LaValley MP, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Cawthon PM, Fredman L. Surgical Menopause and Frailty Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Women: Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Nov; 66(11):2172-2177.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30251302.
  4. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Lord EM, Fredman L. Caregiving Status and Health of Heterosexual, Sexual Minority, and Transgender Adults: Results From Select U.S. Regions in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015 and 2016. Gerontologist. 2018 Sep 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30215703.
  5. Boehmer U, Clark MA, Heeren TC, Showalter EA, Fredman L. Differences in Caregiving Outcomes and Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. LGBT Health. 2018 Feb/Mar; 5(2):112-120.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29364755.
  6. Song Y, Harrison SL, Martin JL, Alessi CA, Ancoli-Israel S, Stone KL, Fredman L. Changes in Caregiving Status and Intensity and Sleep Characteristics Among High and Low Stressed Older Women. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 12 15; 13(12):1403-1410. PMID: 29065957.
  7. Fonda JR, Fredman L, Brogly SB, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Gradus JL. Traumatic Brain Injury and Attempted Suicide Among Veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 15; 186(2):220-226.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28472407.
  8. Cawthon PM, Patel S, Ewing SK, Lui LY, Cauley JA, Lyons JG, Fredman L, Kado DM, Hoffman AR, Lane NE, Ensrud KE, Cummings SR, Orwoll ES. Bone Loss at the Hip and Subsequent Mortality in Older Men: The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. JBMR Plus. 2017 Aug; 1(1):31-35. PMID: 29124252.
  9. Gardiner P, Lestoquoy AS, Gergen-Barnett K, Penti B, White LF, Saper R, Fredman L, Stillman S, Lily Negash N, Adelstein P, Brackup I, Farrell-Riley C, Kabbara K, Laird L, Mitchell S, Bickmore T, Shamekhi A, Liebschutz JM. Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Mar; 54:25-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27979754; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.12.013;.
  10. Lyons JG, Ensrud KE, Schousboe JT, McCulloch CE, Taylor BC, Heeren TC, Stuver SO, Fredman L. Slow Gait Speed and Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Residence in Older Women, Adjusting for Competing Risk of Mortality: Results from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Dec; 64(12):2522-2527.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27874194; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14346;.
Showing 10 of 95 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 95 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2016

In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

healthy aging
positive affect
psychosocial epidemiology
Contact for Mentoring:

715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Google Map

Fredman's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Similar People
Same Department