Lisa Quintiliani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

My expertise is behavioral science intervention research, particularly in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, weight management, and smoking cessation. My goal is to effectively design (using qualitative methods), implement, and evaluate eHealth/mHealth approaches for behavioral risk reduction for the prevention of chronic diseases in multiple populations that face health disparities, in particular low income and racial/ethnic minority groups. Emerging areas of research interest include developing mHealth applications for lifestyle changes among cancer survivors, promoting proficiency in motivational interviewing among practitioners, multi-level approaches to health behavior change, and promoting advanced care planning preferences congruent with patients' wishes. Together with my colleagues, Drs. Belinda Borrelli and Tibor Palfai, I am the Co-Director of the Mobile and Electronic Health ARC (Affinity Research Collaborative) at Boston University.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

Behavioral Cardiovascular Disease Prevention using Informatics
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Assoc

A Process Evaluation of the Effectiveness & Feasibility of an Innovative Approach
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Brandeis University

A Process Evaluation of the Effectiveness & Feasibility of an Innovative Approach
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
Boston University NIH-NIA

Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for the Future of Cancer Care
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIBIB

Feasibility of a healthy eating and physical activity program among a diverse sam
08/15/2009 - 07/31/2012 (PI)

A Computer-based Cue System for Motivational Interviewing Counseling
03/01/2010 - 06/30/2012 (PI)

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  1. Millstein RA, Quintiliani LM, Sharpe AL. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) position statement: Increasing funding for the NIH OBSSR to promote timely and effective behavioral medicine research. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Mar 01; 8(2):309-312. PMID: 29506256.
  2. Colón-Semenza C, Latham NK, Quintiliani LM, Ellis TD. Peer Coaching Through mHealth Targeting Physical Activity in People With Parkinson Disease: Feasibility Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Feb 15; 6(2):e42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29449201.
  3. Berz JPB, Cheng T, Quintiliani LM. Milestones-based direct observation tools in internal medicine resident continuity clinic. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 04; 17(1):240.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29202742.
  4. Lasser KE, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Xuan Z, Murillo J, Jean C, Pbert L. Effect of Patient Navigation and Financial Incentives on Smoking Cessation Among Primary Care Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1798-1807.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29084312; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4372;.
  5. Breland JY, Quintiliani LM, Schneider KL, May CN, Pagoto S. Social Media as a Tool to Increase the Impact of Public Health Research. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1890-1891. PMID: 29116846.
  6. DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Quatromoni PA, Quinn E, Quintiliani LM. Feasibility and Acceptability of Dietary Intake Assessment Via 24-Hour Recall and Food Frequency Questionnaire among Women with Low Socioeconomic Status. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Feb; 118(2):301-307.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29102422.
  7. Reuben DB, Gazarian P, Alexander N, Araujo K, Baker D, Bean JF, Boult C, Charpentier P, Duncan P, Latham N, Leipzig RM, Quintiliani LM, Storer T, McMahon S. The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders Intervention: Falls Risk Factor Assessment and Management, Patient Engagement, and Nurse Co-management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Dec; 65(12):2733-2739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29044479.
  8. Greaney ML, Askew S, Wallington SF, Foley PB, Quintiliani LM, Bennett GG. The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Oct 16; 14(1):139. PMID: 29037247.
  9. Wang J, Abdullah AS, Ma Z, Fu H, Huang K, Yu H, Wang J, Cai L, He H, Xiao J, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Yang L. Building capacity for information and communication technology use in global health research and training in China: a qualitative study among Chinese health sciences faculty members. Health Res Policy Syst. 2017 Jun 28; 15(1):59.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28659155.
  10. 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.
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