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 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.

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 6/30/2022

    Bozigar M, Connolly CL, Legler A, Adams WG, Milando CW, Reynolds DB, Carnes F, Jimenez RB, Peer K, Vermeer K, Levy JI, Fabian MP. In-home environmental exposures predicted from geospatial characteristics of the built environment and electronic health records of children with asthma. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 Sep; 73:38-47. PMID: 35779709.

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  • Published on 6/24/2022

    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. Correction: 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 Jun 24; 22(1):1250. PMID: 35751109.

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  • Published on 6/14/2022

    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 Jun 14; 29(7):1253-1262. PMID: 35441692.

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  • Published on 5/23/2022

    Phuong J, Hong S, Palchuk MB, Espinoza J, Meeker D, Dorr DA, Lozinski G, Madlock-Brown C, Adams WG. Advancing Interoperability of Patient-level Social Determinants of Health Data to Support COVID-19 Research. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2022; 2022:396-405. PMID: 35854720.

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  • Published on 4/14/2022

    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. PMID: 35421958.

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  • Published on 3/15/2022

    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.

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  • Published on 7/19/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 4/1/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 1/7/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 12/15/2020

    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. PMID: 33338540.

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