William G. Adams, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Pediatrics

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
BA, Harvard University

I am an epidemiologist, medical informatician, and practicing pediatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). I also currently serve as Director of BU-CTSI Clinical Research Informatics for Boston University and as Director of Child Health Informatics for the Department of Pediatrics at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine/BMC. For the past two decades, my primary research has been and continues to be focused on developing and evaluating information technology (IT)-based solutions for improving the quality of health and healthcare for children and families. My focuses include the child health EHR, patient-centered IT and clinical data warehousing for quality improvement and health disparities research. I have extensive experience in software development (including programming of the first EHR at BMC and development of multiple patient-centered telephony projects) as well as the management and use of large clinical data sets for quality reporting and research. I seek to create and evaluate integrated health information systems that are useable and effective.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

The Boston University Clinical and Transitional Science Institute
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Key Person)
PI: Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
06/01/2019 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The University of Pittsburgh NIH NCATS

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Administrative Supplement)
07/06/2020 - 03/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: William G. Adams, MD
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
The University of Pittsburgh NIH NCATS

University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
The University of Pittsburgh NIH NCATS

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program UL1
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources

Improving ADHD Care with Information Technology
04/01/2000 - 03/31/2003 (PI)
NIH/National Library of Medicine
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Autism Longitudinal Data Project
09/01/2022 - 08/31/2027 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University Maternal and Child H

Immune Development across the Life Course: Integrating Exposures and Multi-Omics in the Boston Birth Cohort
09/15/2022 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University National Institute o

Preterm Birth and Child Long-term Cardiometanolic Risk: Integrate Proteomics with Birth Cohort
04/01/2022 - 03/31/2025 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University National Institutes

PaTH to Health : PCORnet Clinical Research Network
07/10/2023 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh Patient-Centered Out

Implementation Of Childhood Obesity Treatment Innovations to Improve Outcomes of Low-Income Children: The Connect for Health II Study
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: William G. Adams, MD
The General Hospital Corporation / MGH National Heart, Lung

Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): COVID-19 Registry Society and CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory (CDRC)
11/01/2021 - 09/30/2023 (PI)
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Early life origins of ASD: Role of maternal and cord blood metabolome, placental
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: William G. Adams, MD
Johns Hopkins University Health Resources and

Preterm Birth, Maternal and Cord Blood Metabolome, and Child Metabolic Risk
05/03/2016 - 03/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: William G. Adams, MD
Johns Hopkins University National Institutes

Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System
04/14/2014 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
Harvard University Patient-Centered Out

Longitudinal Histories as Predictors of Future Suicide Events
07/01/2017 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Mass General Hosp The Tommy Fuss Fund

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Research and Data Analysis Core (RDAC) 1P30HS029752-01-7505
2022 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 3OT2OD026553-01S4
2010 Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System 5RC2HL101628-02 2
2009 Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System 1RC2HL101628-01 2
2009 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 5R18HS017248-03 2
2008 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 5R18HS017248-02 2
2007 Conversational IT for Better, Safer Pediatric Primary Care 1R18HS017248-01 2
2006 IT-Supported Early Treatment of Childhood Overweight 5R21HD050939-02 2
2006 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 5K02HS013655-03
2005 IT-Supported Early Treatment of Childhood Overweight 1R21HD050939-01 2
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  1. Endrighi R, Henshaw M, Adams WG, Montion E, Park H, Borrelli B. The Longitudinal Reciprocal Relationships of Tooth Brushing Behaviors Between Underserved Children and Their Caregivers. Ann Behav Med. 2024 Apr 11; 58(5):353-362.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38489828
  2. Deo AJ, Castro VM, Baker A, Carroll D, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Henderson DC, Holt DJ, Hook K, Karmacharya R, Roffman JL, Madsen EM, Song E, Adams WG, Camacho L, Gasman S, Gibbs JS, Fortgang RG, Kennedy CJ, Lozinski G, Perez DC, Wilson M, Reis BY, Smoller JW. Validation of an ICD-code-based case definition for psychotic illness across three health systems. medRxiv. 2024 Feb 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38464074; PMCID: PMC10925367; DOI: 10.1101/2024.02.28.24303443;
  3. Madlock-Brown C, Lee A, Seltzer J, Solomonides A, Mathews N, Phuong J, Weiskopf N, Adams WG, Lehmann H, Espinoza J. Racial Disparities in Diabetes Care and Outcomes for Patients with Visual Impairment: A Descriptive Analysis of the TriNetX Research Network. Res Sq. 2024 Jan 30. PMID: 38352357; PMCID: PMC10862972; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-3901158/v1;
  4. Osula V, Rusk S, Hao L, Hansoti B, Gemmill A, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X. Prospective Cohort Study of Emergency Department Visit Frequency and Diagnoses Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban, Low-Income, US- and Foreign-Born Mothers in Boston, MA. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Nov; 24(6):1117-1127. PMID: 38165194; PMCID: PMC10754186; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.59639;
  5. Si J, Meir AY, Hong X, Wang G, Huang W, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X, Liang L. Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation, and childhood obesity: findings from the Boston Birth Cohort. BMC Med. 2023 Aug 23; 21(1):317. PMID: 37612641; PMCID: PMC10463574; DOI: 10.1186/s12916-023-03003-5;
  6. Hevel DJ, Henshaw M, Endrighi R, Adams WG, Heeren T, Jankowski A, Borrelli B. The differential predictive utility of two caregiver-targeted self-efficacy measures to promote oral health of underserved children. Health Psychol. 2023 Oct; 42(10):735-745.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37307330; PMCID: PMC10524688; DOI: 10.1037/hea0001308;
  7. Wang G, Radovick S, Buckley JP, Hauser R, Williams PL, Hong X, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X. Plasma Insulin Concentration in Newborns and Children and Age at Menarche. Diabetes Care. 2023 Jun 01; 46(6):1231-1238. PMID: 37018448; PMCID: PMC10234748; DOI: 10.2337/dc22-2017;
  8. Raghavan R, Wang G, Hong X, Pearson C, Xie H, Adams WG, Augustyn M, Wang X. Independent and joint association of cord plasma pantothenate and cysteine levels with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in children born term and preterm. Precis Nutr. 2023 Jun; 2(2):e00036.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37745027; PMCID: PMC10513014; DOI: 10.1097/PN9.0000000000000036;
  9. Meir AY, Huang W, Cao T, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X, Liang L. Umbilical cord DNA methylation is associated with body mass index trajectories from birth to adolescence. EBioMedicine. 2023 May; 91:104550. PMID: 37088033; PMCID: PMC10141503; DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2023.104550;
  10. Cao T, Zhao J, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Hu FB, Wang X, Liang L. Cord Blood Plasma Metabolome-wide Associations With Height From Birth to Adolescence. J Bone Miner Res. 2023 May; 38(5):707-718. PMID: 36805685; PMCID: PMC10182250; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.4790;
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