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, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
- Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University
- Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
- Associate Member, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Boston University Medical Center
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD
- University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
- Syracuse University, BS
- Published on 5/7/2020
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.
- Published on 4/20/2020
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. PMID: 32312243.
- Published on 3/3/2020
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. PMID: 32125214.
- Published on 2/11/2020
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. PMID: 32045447.
- Published on 10/9/2019
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. PMID: 31597576.
- Published on 8/15/2019
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. PMID: 31368197.
- Published on 3/8/2019
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. PMID: 31193812.
- Published on 3/1/2019
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.
- Published on 1/1/2019
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.
- Published on 7/16/2018
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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