William G. Adams, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

William Adams
617.414.4233
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 7/1/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 6/15/2020

    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 Jul; 146(1). PMID: 32540986.

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  • Published on 3/2/2020

    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 Mar 02; 3(3):e201262. PMID: 32211868.

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  • Published on 11/18/2019

    Spencer AE, Baul TD, Sikov J, Adams WG, Tripodis Y, Buonocore O, Jellinek M, Michael Murphy J, Garg A. The Relationship Between Social Risks and the Mental Health of School-Age Children in Primary Care. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):208-215. PMID: 31751774.

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  • Published on 11/11/2019

    Borrelli B, Henshaw M, Endrighi R, Adams WG, Heeren T, Rosen RK, Bock B, Werntz S. An Interactive Parent-Targeted Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Oral Health in Children Attending Urban Pediatric Clinics: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 11 11; 7(11):e14247. PMID: 31710306.

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  • Published on 8/13/2019

    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. 2019 Aug 13. PMID: 31407779.

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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Estiri H, Klann JG, Weiler SR, Alema-Mensah E, Joseph Applegate R, Lozinski G, Patibandla N, Wei K, Adams WG, Natter MD, Ofili EO, Ostasiewski B, Quarshie A, Rosenthal GE, Bernstam EV, Mandl KD, Murphy SN. A federated EHR network data completeness tracking system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 07 01; 26(7):637-645. PMID: 30925587.

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  • Published on 5/25/2019

    Delitto A, Patterson CG, Stevans JM, Brennan GP, Wegener ST, Morrisette DC, Beneciuk JM, Freel JA, Minick KI, Hunter SJ, Ephraim PL, Friedman M, Simpson KN, George SZ, Daley KN, Albert MC, Tamasy M, Cash J, Lake DS, Freburger JK, Greco CM, Hough LJ, Jeong JH, Khoja SS, Schneider MJ, Sowa GA, Spigle WA, Wasan AD, Adams WG, Lemaster CM, Mishuris RG, Plumb DL, Williams CT, Saper RB. Study protocol for targeted interventions to prevent chronic low back pain in high-risk patients: A multi-site pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial (TARGET Trial). Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 07; 82:66-76. PMID: 31136834.

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  • Published on 3/19/2019

    Grammatico-Guillon L, Shea K, Jafarzadeh SR, Camelo I, Maakaroun-Vermesse Z, Figueira M, Adams WG, Pelton S. Antibiotic Prescribing in Outpatient Children: A Cohort From a Clinical Data Warehouse. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 06; 58(6):681-690. PMID: 30884973.

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  • Published on 5/27/2018

    Czaja AS, Ross ME, Liu W, Fiks AG, Localio R, Wasserman RC, Grundmeier RW, Adams WG. Electronic health record (EHR) based postmarketing surveillance of adverse events associated with pediatric off-label medication use: A case study of short-acting beta-2 agonists and arrhythmias. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 07; 27(7):815-822. PMID: 29806185.

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