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 advance 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

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lisa Quintiliani
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Institutional Research Grant
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2015 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Avrum Spira, MD
American Cancer Society - MA Division

Video Declarations of Advance Care Planning Preferences by Cancer Patients
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Behavioral Cardiovascular Disease Prevention using Informatics
07/01/2014 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
American Heart Assoc

Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventiond (Pilot Project)
07/15/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Brandeis University NIH-NIA

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)
5R03 CA139943-02

A Computer-based Cue System for Motivational Interviewing Counseling
03/01/2010 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
3P30 DK046200-17S1

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  1. Ehlers SL, Davis K, Bluethmann SM, Quintiliani LM, Kendall J, Ratwani RM, Diefenbach MA, Graves KD. Screening for psychosocial distress among patients with cancer: implications for clinical practice, healthcare policy, and dissemination to enhance cancer survivorship. Transl Behav Med. 2019 03 01; 9(2):282-291. PMID: 30566662.
  2. Wells EE, Feng Y, Carrera M, Smith E, Goodman R, Whiteley JA, Quintiliani LM. Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Nutrition and Physical Activity among Public Housing Residents Using Photovoice. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2019; 13(1):59-71. PMID: 30956248.
  3. Bowen DJ, Quintiliani LM, Bhosrekar SG, Goodman R, Smith E. Changing the housing environment to reduce obesity in public housing residents: a cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jul 16; 18(1):883. PMID: 30012120.
  4. Joshi PP, Quintiliani LM, McCarthy AC, Gilmore A, Mahesri M, Sullivan LM, Apovian CM. A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial in Behavioral Weight Management for Underserved Postpartum African American Women: The RENEW Study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 06 14; 15:E77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29908054.
  5. Ginossar T, Heckman CJ, Cragun D, Quintiliani LM, Proctor EK, Chambers DA, Skolarus T, Brownson RC. Bridging the Chasm: Challenges, Opportunities, and Resources for Integrating a Dissemination and Implementation Science Curriculum into Medical Education. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2018 Jan-Dec; 5:2382120518761875. PMID: 29707648; DOI: 10.1177/2382120518761875;.
  6. Quintiliani LM, Murphy JE, Buitron de la Vega P, Waite KR, Armstrong SE, Henault L, Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK. Feasibility and Patient Perceptions of Video Declarations Regarding End-of-Life Decisions by Hospitalized Patients. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jun; 21(6):766-772.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29649398.
  7. 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 03 01; 8(2):309-312. PMID: 29506256.
  8. 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.
  9. Millstein RA, Oreskovic NM, Quintiliani LM, James P, Intille S. The Need for Local, Multidisciplinary Collaborations to Promote Advances in Physical Activity Research and Policy Change: The Creation of the Boston Physical Activity Resource Collaborative (BPARC). J Phys Act Res. 2018; 3(2):74-77. PMID: 30310876.
  10. Fleurant M, Lasser KE, Quintiliani LM, Liebschutz J. Group Self-Reflection to Address Burnout: A Facilitator's Guide. MedEdPORTAL. 2017 Dec 21; 13:10663.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30800863.
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