William G. Adams, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

William Adams
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


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


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


  • Published on 3/15/2024

    Endrighi R, Henshaw M, Adams WG, Montion E, Park H, Borrelli B. The Longitudinal Reciprocal Relationships of Tooth Brushing Behaviors Between Underserved Children and Their Caregivers. Ann Behav Med. 2024 Mar 15. PMID: 38489828.

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  • Published on 2/29/2024

    Deo AJ, Castro VM, Baker A, Carroll D, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Henderson DC, Holt DJ, Hook K, Karmacharya R, Roffman JL, Madsen EM, Song E, Adams WG, Camacho L, Gasman S, Gibbs JS, Fortgang RG, Kennedy CJ, Lozinski G, Perez DC, Wilson M, Reis BY, Smoller JW. Validation of an ICD-code-based case definition for psychotic illness across three health systems. medRxiv. 2024 Feb 29. PMID: 38464074.

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  • Published on 1/30/2024

    Madlock-Brown C, Lee A, Seltzer J, Solomonides A, Mathews N, Phuong J, Weiskopf N, Adams WG, Lehmann H, Espinoza J. Racial Disparities in Diabetes Care and Outcomes for Patients with Visual Impairment: A Descriptive Analysis of the TriNetX Research Network. Res Sq. 2024 Jan 30. PMID: 38352357.

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  • Published on 11/1/2023

    Osula V, Rusk S, Hao L, Hansoti B, Gemmill A, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X. Prospective Cohort Study of Emergency Department Visit Frequency and Diagnoses Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban, Low-Income, US- and Foreign-Born Mothers in Boston, MA. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Nov; 24(6):1117-1127. PMID: 38165194.

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  • Published on 8/23/2023

    Si J, Meir AY, Hong X, Wang G, Huang W, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X, Liang L. Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation, and childhood obesity: findings from the Boston Birth Cohort. BMC Med. 2023 Aug 23; 21(1):317. PMID: 37612641.

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  • Published on 6/12/2023

    Hevel DJ, Henshaw M, Endrighi R, Adams WG, Heeren T, Jankowski A, Borrelli B. The differential predictive utility of two caregiver-targeted self-efficacy measures to promote oral health of underserved children. Health Psychol. 2023 Oct; 42(10):735-745. PMID: 37307330.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Wang G, Radovick S, Buckley JP, Hauser R, Williams PL, Hong X, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X. Plasma Insulin Concentration in Newborns and Children and Age at Menarche. Diabetes Care. 2023 Jun 01; 46(6):1231-1238. PMID: 37018448.

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  • Published on 5/11/2023

    Raghavan R, Wang G, Hong X, Pearson C, Xie H, Adams WG, Augustyn M, Wang X. Independent and joint association of cord plasma pantothenate and cysteine levels with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disabilities in children born term and preterm. Precis Nutr. 2023 Jun; 2(2):e00036. PMID: 37745027.

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  • Published on 4/21/2023

    Meir AY, Huang W, Cao T, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Wang X, Liang L. Umbilical cord DNA methylation is associated with body mass index trajectories from birth to adolescence. EBioMedicine. 2023 May; 91:104550. PMID: 37088033.

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  • Published on 3/8/2023

    Cao T, Zhao J, Hong X, Wang G, Pearson C, Adams WG, Hu FB, Wang X, Liang L. Cord Blood Plasma Metabolome-wide Associations With Height From Birth to Adolescence. J Bone Miner Res. 2023 May; 38(5):707-718. PMID: 36805685.

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