Lisa Quintiliani, PhD
Associate 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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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 (often 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 groups. Emerging areas of research interest include developing mHealth applications for lifestyle changes among cancer survivors, promoting proficiency in motivational interviewing counseling 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 also the Co-Director of the Mobile and Electronic Health ARC (Affinity Research Collaborative) at Boston University.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Associate Member
Boston University Medical Center
Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lisa Quintiliani
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2020 (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

Photo-enhanced messages to reduce dietary sugars for oral health
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIDCR

Video Declarations of Advance Care Planning Preferences by Cancer Patients
01/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (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. Weerahandi H, Paul S, Quintiliani LM, Chokshi S, Mann DM. A Mobile Health Coaching Intervention for Controlling Hypertension: Single-Arm Pilot Pre-Post Study. JMIR Form Res. 2020 May 07; 4(5):e13989. PMID: 32379049
  2. Rawson KS, Cavanaugh JT, Colon-Semenza C, DeAngelis T, Duncan RP, Fulford D, LaValley MP, Mazzoni P, Nordahl T, Quintiliani LM, Saint-Hilaire M, Thomas CA, Earhart GM, Ellis TD. Design of the WHIP-PD study: a phase II, twelve-month, dual-site, randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a cognitive-behavioral approach for promoting enhanced walking activity using mobile health technology in people with Parkinson-disease. BMC Neurol. 2020 Apr 20; 20(1):146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32312243
  3. Heaton B, Streszoff D, Fox CH, Kaye EA, Gebel CM, Quintiliani LM, Garcia RI. Survey of Dental Researchers' Perceptions of Sexual Harassment at AADR Conferences: 2015 to 2018. J Dent Res. 2020 May; 99(5):488-497.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32125214
  4. Lee KS, Quintiliani L, Heinz A, Johnson NL, Xuan Z, Truong V, Lasser KE. A financial incentive program to improve appointment attendance at a safety-net hospital-based primary care hepatitis C treatment program. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228767.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32045447
  5. Huang K, Abdullah AS, Ma Z, Urmi DS, He H, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Yang J, Yang L. Attitudes of Chinese health sciences postgraduate students' to the use of information and communication technology in global health research. BMC Med Educ. 2019 Oct 09; 19(1):367.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31597576
  6. Quintiliani LM, Foster M, Oshry LJ. Preferences of mHealth app features for weight management among breast cancer survivors from underserved populations. Psychooncology. 2019 10; 28(10):2101-2104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31368197
  7. Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Ulrich ME, Murillo J, Jean C, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Process evaluation of counseling delivered by a patient navigator in an efficacious smoking cessation intervention among low-income primary care patients. Addict Behav Rep. 2019 Jun; 9:100176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31193812; DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100176;
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 07 16; 18(1):883. PMID: 30012120
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