William G. Adams, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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 Boston University 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

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

University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
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
5 F38 LM00087 03

Early life origins of ASD: Role of maternal and cord blood m
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Johns Hopkins University Health Resources and

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

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

AAP Data Extraction
07/01/2017 - 09/28/2018 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics

PCORnet Bariatric Study
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Harvard Medical School PCORI

PCORnet Obesity Observational Study
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Harvard Medical School PCORI

Primary Care Drug Therapeutics Comparative Effectiveness Research in a Pediatric EHR Network
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics HRSA

Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP)
09/30/2014 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality HRSA

Physician Faculty Development in Pediatric Primary Care
09/01/2010 - 08/31/2015 (PI)

01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. DHHS

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2005 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 5K02HS013655-02
2004 Using an EMR to Improve Urban Child Health 1K02HS013655-01A1
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  1. Hao B, Hu Y, Sotudian S, Zad Z, Adams WG, Assoumou SA, Hsu H, Mishuris RG, Paschalidis IC. Development and Validation of Predictive Models for COVID-19 Outcomes in a Safety-net Hospital Population. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Apr 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35441692
  2. Madlock-Brown C, Wilkens K, Weiskopf N, Cesare N, Bhattacharyya S, Riches NO, Espinoza J, Dorr D, Goetz K, Phuong J, Sule A, Kharrazi H, Liu F, Lemon C, Adams WG. Clinical, social, and policy factors in COVID-19 cases and deaths: methodological considerations for feature selection and modeling in county-level analyses. BMC Public Health. 2022 Apr 14; 22(1):747.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35421958; PMCID: PMC9008430; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13168-y;
  3. Pfaff ER, Girvin AT, Gabriel DL, Kostka K, Morris M, Palchuk MB, Lehmann HP, Amor B, Bissell M, Bradwell KR, Gold S, Hong SS, Loomba J, Manna A, McMurry JA, Niehaus E, Qureshi N, Walden A, Zhang XT, Zhu RL, Moffitt RA, Haendel MA, Chute CG, Adams WG, Al-Shukri S, Anzalone A, Baghal A, Bennett TD, Bernstam EV, Bernstam EV, Bissell MM, Bush B, Campion TR, Castro V, Chang J, Chaudhari DD, Chen W, Chu S, Cimino JJ, Crandall KA, Crooks M, Davies SJD, DiPalazzo J, Dorr D, Eckrich D, Eltinge SE, Fort DG, Golovko G, Gupta S, Haendel MA, Hajagos JG, Hanauer DA, Harnett BM, Horswell R, Huang N, Johnson SG, Kahn M, Khanipov K, Kieler C, Luzuriaga KR, Maidlow S, Martinez A, Mathew J, McClay JC, McMahan G, Melancon B, Meystre S, Miele L, Morizono H, Pablo R, Patel L, Phuong J, Popham DJ, Pulgarin C, Santos C, Sarkar IN, Sazo N, Setoguchi S, Soby S, Surampalli S, Suver C, Vangala UMR, Visweswaran S, Oehsen JV, Walters KM, Wiley L, Williams DA, Zai A. Synergies between centralized and federated approaches to data quality: a report from the national COVID cohort collaborative. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 03 15; 29(4):609-618. PMID: 34590684; PMCID: PMC8500110; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocab217;
  4. Pantell RH, Roberts KB, Adams WG, Dreyer BP, Kuppermann N, O'Leary ST, Okechukwu K, Woods CR. Evaluation and Management of Well-Appearing Febrile Infants 8 to 60 Days Old. Pediatrics. 2021 08; 148(2). PMID: 34281996
  5. Walsh KE, Bacic J, Phillips BD, Adams WG. Misuse of Pediatric Medications and Parent-Physician Communication: An Interactive Voice Response Intervention. J Patient Saf. 2021 04 01; 17(3):e207-e213. PMID: 28333698; PMCID: PMC5610049; DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000375;
  6. Klein JD, Chamberlin ME, Kress EA, Geraci MW, Rosenblatt S, Boykan R, Jenssen B, Rosenblatt SM, Milberger S, Adams WG, Goldstein AO, Rigotti NA, Hovell MF, Holm AL, Vandivier RW, Croxton TL, Young PL, Blissard L, Jewell K, Richardson L, Ostrow J, Resnick EA. Asking the Right Questions About Secondhand Smoke. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 01 07; 23(1):57-62. PMID: 31407779; PMCID: PMC7974019; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntz125;
  7. Peer K, Adams WG, Legler A, Sandel M, Levy JI, Boynton-Jarrett R, Kim C, Leibler JH, Fabian MP. Developing and evaluating a pediatric asthma severity computable phenotype derived from electronic health records. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 06; 147(6):2162-2170.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33338540; PMCID: PMC8328264; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2020.11.045;
  8. Brady KJS, Legler A, Adams WG. Exploring Opportunities for Household-Level Chronic Care Management Using Linked Electronic Health Records of Adults and Children: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Matern Child Health J. 2020 Jul; 24(7):829-836. PMID: 32388768
  9. Perkins RB, Legler A, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Pierre-Joseph N, Eun TJ, Biancarelli DL, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Fenton ATHR, Adams WG, Clark JA, Drainoni ML, Hanchate A. Improving HPV Vaccination Rates: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2020 07; 146(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32540986
  10. Barak-Corren Y, Castro VM, Nock MK, Mandl KD, Madsen EM, Seiger A, Adams WG, Applegate RJ, Bernstam EV, Klann JG, McCarthy EP, Murphy SN, Natter M, Ostasiewski B, Patibandla N, Rosenthal GE, Silva GS, Wei K, Weber GM, Weiler SR, Reis BY, Smoller JW. Validation of an Electronic Health Record-Based Suicide Risk Prediction Modeling Approach Across Multiple Health Care Systems. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 03 02; 3(3):e201262. PMID: 32211868
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