Lisa M. Quintiliani, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lisa Quintiliani
(617) 638-2777
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


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 clinicians, multi-level approaches to health behavior change, and promoting advanced care planning decisions congruent with patients’ wishes. Together with my colleagues, Drs. Belinda Borrelli and Julie Keysor, I recently became the Co-Director of the mHealth ARC (Affinity Research Collaborative) at Boston University.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • Syracuse University, BS


  • Published on 12/4/2017

    Berz JPB, Cheng T, Quintiliani LM. Milestones-based direct observation tools in internal medicine resident continuity clinic. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 04; 17(1):240. PMID: 29202742.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Lasser KE, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Xuan Z, Murillo J, Jean C, Pbert L. Effect of Patient Navigation and Financial Incentives on Smoking Cessation Among Primary Care Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1798-1807. PMID: 29084312.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Breland JY, Quintiliani LM, Schneider KL, May CN, Pagoto S. Social Media as a Tool to Increase the Impact of Public Health Research. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1890-1891. PMID: 29116846.

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  • Published on 11/6/2017

    DeBiasse MA, Bowen DJ, Quatromoni PA, Quinn E, Quintiliani LM. Feasibility and Acceptability of Dietary Intake Assessment Via 24-Hour Recall and Food Frequency Questionnaire among Women with Low Socioeconomic Status. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Feb; 118(2):301-307. PMID: 29102422.

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  • Published on 10/17/2017

    Reuben DB, Gazarian P, Alexander N, Araujo K, Baker D, Bean JF, Boult C, Charpentier P, Duncan P, Latham N, Leipzig RM, Quintiliani LM, Storer T, McMahon S. The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders Intervention: Falls Risk Factor Assessment and Management, Patient Engagement, and Nurse Co-management. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Dec; 65(12):2733-2739. PMID: 29044479.

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  • Published on 10/16/2017

    Greaney ML, Askew S, Wallington SF, Foley PB, Quintiliani LM, Bennett GG. The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Oct 16; 14(1):139. PMID: 29037247.

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  • Published on 6/28/2017

    Wang J, Abdullah AS, Ma Z, Fu H, Huang K, Yu H, Wang J, Cai L, He H, Xiao J, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Yang L. Building capacity for information and communication technology use in global health research and training in China: a qualitative study among Chinese health sciences faculty members. Health Res Policy Syst. 2017 Jun 28; 15(1):59. PMID: 28659155.

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  • Published on 6/12/2017

    Ma Z, Yang L, Yang L, Huang K, Yu H, He H, Wang J, Cai L, Wang J, Fu H, Quintiliani L, Friedman RH, Xiao J, Abdullah AS. Developing a Curriculum for Information and Communications Technology Use in Global Health Research and Training: A Qualitative Study Among Chinese Health Sciences Graduate Students. JMIR Med Educ. 2017 Jun 12; 3(1):e11. PMID: 28606894.

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  • Published on 10/25/2016

    Quintiliani LM, Reddy S, Goodman R, Bowen DJ. Information and communication technology use by female residents of public housing. Mhealth. 2016 Oct; 2. PMID: 27942534.

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  • Published on 8/11/2016

    Florian J, Roy NM, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Feng Y, Bloch PP, Russinova ZL, Lasser KE. Using Photovoice and Asset Mapping to Inform a Community-Based Diabetes Intervention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 08 11; 13:E107. PMID: 27513998.

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