MD - Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine
Brian Jack, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Jack graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency training at the Brown University/Memorial Hospital where he was Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in High Risk Obstetrics at Sacred Heart Medical Center affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Jack came to BU in 1997 from Brown University, where he was founder and director of the department's maternal and child health fellowship program. He has an active family medicine practice that includes high risk OB and cesarean section. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, reviewed papers for major medical journals, served on NICHHD, HRSA and AHRQ grant review panels. He is PI on grants from HRSA, PCORI, AHRQ, NHLBI and NIMHD. His research team has developed the "ReEngineered Discharge" (Project RED), adapted by the National Quality Forum as a national "Safe Practice". RED is being used at hundreds of hospitals across the county. He is a member of the CDC's "Select Panel on Preconception Care" and co-chairs the Clinical Care Committee. He received the 2008 CDC "Partner in Public Health Improvement award, the Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patent Education Innovation award, the AHRQ Patient Safety Investigator award and the Best Research Paper of the Year award of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He was selected to HealthLeaders magazine's annual "People Who Make Healthcare Better" list. His article describing Project RED is contained in the book "50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know". Dr. Jack has also been active in the worldwide development of family medicine. He is Director of a Kellogg Foundation, PEPFAR and EU funded program in Lesotho that aims to improve the quality of district health services. He is a founding member of the AAFP's Center for International Initiatives. He spent a sabbatical year in Budapest, Hungary in 1995 where he received a special citation from the mayor of Budapest. He taught the first ALSO courses in Jordan and Pakistan and has served as a consultant to USAID, the World Bank, the US Department of State and the Rockefeller Foundation on the development of family medicine in Lesotho, Albania, Jordan, Romania, and Vietnam.
Family Medicine Vietnam Project
Testing The Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge(Project Red)
Advanced Family Planning Training
RCT to Reduce Cardiopulmonary Rehospitalizations
Original, peer reviewed articles:
1 Jack BW, Empkie TM, Kates RB. Routine obstetric ultrasound. American Family Physician 1987;35(5):173-182. PMID: 3554942
2 Jack BW, Lasswell AB, McQuade W, Culpepper L. A follow-up survey of family physicians' interest and knowledge of nutrition. Academic Medicine 1990;65:710-712. PMID: 2102105
3 Jack BW, Davis S, Culpepper L, Hunt V. Cocaine abuse in maternal-child health care. Journal of Family Practice 1990;31(5):477-488. PMID: 2172440
4 Hume AL, Jack BW, Levinson P. Severe hyponatremia: an association with Lisinopril? Drug Intell Clin Pharm Annals of Pharmacotherapeutics 1990;24:1169-72. PMID: 1965241
5 Jack BW, Culpepper L. Preconception care: risk reduction and health promotion in preparation for pregnancy. Journal of the American Medical Association 1990;264(9):1147-1149. PMID: 2384939
6 Culpepper L, Jack B, Hunt V, McGuire A, Mattis N. Perinatal care and learning disabilities: A community view. Rhode Island Medicine 1990;74(6):265-274. PMID:
7 Jack BW, Culpepper L. Preconception care. Journal of Family Practice 1991;32(3):306-315. PMID: 2002323
8 Jack BW, Gans KM, McQuade W, Culpepper L, Lasswell A, Hume AL, Dowling PT, Carleton RA. A successful physician training program in cholesterol screening and management. Preventive Medicine 1991;20(3):364-377. PMID: 1862058
9 Long R, Jack B. Gestational diabetes mellitus. American Academy of Family Practice Clinical Update 1992;162.
10 Gans K, Jack B, Lasater T, Lefebvre RC, McQuade W, Carleton RA. Changing physicians' attitudes, knowledge and self-efficacy regarding cholesterol screening and management. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 1993;9:101-106. PMID: 8471266
11 Jack BW, Culpepper L, Carlough M, Warner S. Family medicine obstetrics: Improving access, implementing prevention. Rhode Island Medicine 1993;76:285-289. PMID: 8329776
12 Jack BW, Culpepper L, Anandarajah G, Shea C. The teaching community health center. Rhode Island Medicine 1993;76:299-302. PMID: 8329779
13 Culpepper L, Jack BW. Psychological Issues in Pregnancy. In, Smith MA (Ed): Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice: Obstetrics. 1993;20(3). PMID: 8378453
14 Kogan MD, Alexander GR, Kotelchuck M, Nagey DA, Jack BW. Comparing Maternal Report on the Content of Prenatal Care to Recommended National Guidelines. Public Health Reports 1994;109:637-46. PMID: 7938384
15 Jack B. Preconception Care (or how all family physicians "do" OB). American Family Physician. 1995;51:1807-8 (invited editorial). PMID: 7762469
16 Jack BW, Campanile C, McQuade W, Kogan MD. The negative Pregnancy Test: An Opportunity for Preconception Care. Archives of Family Medicine 1995;4:340-45. PMID: 7711921
The abstract from this paper was reprinted in: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1995;274(14):1099; and was reported in the print and audio versions of Journal Watch
17 Kogan MD, Alexander GR, Teitelbaum MA, Kiely JL, Jack BW, Kotelchuck M, Pappas G. The Effect of Gaps in Health Insurance on Continuity of a Regular Source of Care Among Preschool-aged Children in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association 1995:274;1429-35. PMID: 7474188
18 Culpepper L, Jack B. Prenatal Visits: It's not the number, it's the content. Birth 1996;23(4):236-238. PMID: 9086961
19 Kotelchuck M, Kogan M, Alexander G, Jack B. The influence of site of care on the content of prenatal care for low-income women. Maternal and Child Health Journal 1997;1:25-34. PMID: 10728223
20 Fraboni A, Jack B. External cephalic version. American Academy of Family Practice Clinical Update 1997;216.
21 Jack BW, Nagy Z, Varga Z. Health Care Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: Family Medicine in Hungary. European Journal of General Practice 1997:3:152-8.
22 Rehan V, Jack BW. Antenatal Steroid Therapy: Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt. American Family Physician 1997;51:1807-8. PMID:
23 Kogan MD, Alexander GR, Jack BW, Allen MC. The association between adequacy of prenatal care utilization and subsequent pediatric care utilization in the United States. Pediatrics 1998;102:25-30. PMID: 9651409
24 Jack BW, Culpepper L, Babcock J, Kogan M, Wesimiller D. How effectively are interventions initiated after preconception risk assessment at the time of a negative pregnancy test? A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Family Practice 1998;47:33-38. (This article was included in a Cochrane review.) PMID: 9673606
25 Mitchell R, Jack B, McQuade W. Mapping the cognitive environment of a residency: An exploratory study of a maternal and child health rotation. Teaching and learning in Medicine 1999;11:6-11. PMID:
26 Jack, Brian. Organizing the Primary Care Team; Development of Family Practice in Romania, Use of Practice Guidelines. Family Practice Bulletin: Informative Pentru Medicci de Familie: Editorial Group of British Journal of Family Practice 2000;3:149-161.
27 Jack, Brian, Implementing Practice Guideline in Romania Family Practice. Bulletin: Informative Pentru Medicii de Familie Editorial Group of British Journal of Family Practice 2000; 3:64-69.
28 Fowler JR, Jack BW. Preconception Care in Developing Countries. Medical Care. Aga Khan University Press, Karachi Pakistan 2003.
29 Cohen D, Guirguis-Blacke J, Chetty VK, Jack B. Family Physicians Make a Substantial Contribution to Newborn Care. The Case of the State of Maine, Graham Center one-pager. American Family Physician 2003;68:593. PMID: 12952378
30 Cohen D, Guirguis-Blacke J, Chetty VK, Jack B. Family Physicians Make a Substantial Contribution to Maternity Care. The Case of the State of Maine, Graham Center one-pager. American Family Physician 2003, 68:405. PMID: 12924826
31 Paul R, Andrades M, Ambroen A, Qureshi R, Jack B, Etches D, Raglow G. Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Courses in the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Medicine Today 2004.
32 Odell CD, Kotelchuck M. Chetty VK, Fowler J, Stubblefield PG, Orejuela M, Jack B. Maternal Hypertension as a Risk Factor for Low Birth Weight Infants: Comparison of Haitian and African American women. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2006;10:39-46. PMID: 16397832
33 CDC Select Panel on Preconception Care (all members listed). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendation to Improve Preconception Health and Healthcare - United States: A Report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Workgroup and the Select Panel on Preconception Care. MMWR 2006; 55 (No RR6); a publication of the CDC Select Panel on Preconception Care.
34 Dunlop AL, Jack B, Frey K. National Recommendations for Preconception Care: The Essential Role of the Family Physician. Journal of the American Board Family Medicine 2007;20:81-4. PMID: 17204739
35 Greenwald, JL, Denham C, Jack BW. The Hospital Discharge: A Care Transition with a High Potential for Errors. The Journal of Patient Safety 2007;3:97-106. PMID:
36 Kartha A, Anthony D, Manasseh C, Greenwald J, Chetty VK, Burgess J, Culpepper L, Jack B. Depression is a Risk Factor for Rehospitalization in Medical Inpatients. The Primary Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2007;9:256-262. PMID: 17934548
37 Babich LP, Bicknell WJ, Culpepper LC, Jack BW. Social Responsibility, International Development, and Institutional Commitment: Lessons for the Boston University Experience. Academic Medicine 2008;83(2):143-147. PMID: 18303358
38 Strunin L, Stone M, Jack B. Understanding rehospitalization risk: can the hospital discharge be modified to impact recurrent hospitalization. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2007; 2(5): 297-304. PMID: 17935257
39 Paul R, Andrades M, Ambroen A, Qureshi R, Jack B, Etches D, Raglow G. The change in trainee physicians' knowledge and comfort levels with obstetric emergencies following ALSO training. Medicine Today 2008;6(2):165-168.
40 Babich L, Bicknell W, Culpepper L, Jack B, Phooko MM, Smith B, Thahane TT. Institutional Commitment and HIV/AIDS: Lessons from the first three years of the Lesotho-Boston University Collaboration. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2008;3(4)417. PMID: pending
41 Atrash H, Jack BW, Johnson K, Coonrod DV, Moos, M-K, Stubblefield P, Cefalo R, Damus K, Reddy U. P Stubblefield, DV Coonrod, UM Reddy, R Sayegh, WK Nicholson, DF Rychlik, BW Jack Where is the "W"oman in MCH? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S259-265. PMID: pending.
42 Jack BW, Atrash H, Coonrod DV, Moos M-K, O'Donnell JK , Johnson K. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: An Overview and Preparation of this Supplement. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S266-279. PMID: pending.
43 Moos M-K, Dunlop AL, Jack BW, Nelson L, Coonrod DV, Long R, Boggess KA, Gardiner PP. Healthier Women, Healthier Reproductive Outcomes: Recommendations for the Routine Care of All Women of Childbearing Age. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S280-289. PMID: pending
44 Coonrod D, Jack BW, Bogess KA, Long R, Conry JA, Cox SN, Cefalo R, Hunter KD, Pizzica AL, Dunlop AL. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Immunizations as Part of Preconception Care. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S290-295. PMID: pending
45 Coonrod DV, Jack BW, Stubblefield P, Hollier LM, Boggess KA, Cefalo R, Cox SN, Dunlop AL, Hunter KD, Prasad MR, Lu MC, Conry JA, Gibbs RS, Hogan VK. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Infectious Diseases in Preconception Care. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S296-309. PMID: pending
46 Dunlop AL, Jack BW, Bottalico JN, Lu MC, James A, Shellhaas CS, Hallstrom LH-K, Solomon BD, Feero WG, Menard MK, Iams JD. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Women with Chronic Medical Conditions. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S310-327. PMID: pending
47 Floyd RL, Jack BW, Cefalo R, Atrash H, Mahoney J, Herron A, Husten C, Sokol RJ The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drug Exposures. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl): S333-339. PMID: pending
48 Solomon BD, Jack BW, Feero WG. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Genetics and Genomics. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S340-344. PMID: pending
49 Gardiner PP, Nelson L, Shellhaas CS, Dunlop AL, Long R, Andrist S, Jack BW. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Diet, Supplements, and Vitamins. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S345-356. PMID: pending
50 McDiarmid MA, Gardiner PP, Jack BW.The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Environmental Exposures Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S357-361. PMID: pending
51 Klerman LK, Jack BW, Coonrod DV, Lu MC, Fry-Johnson YW, Johnson K. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Care of Psychosocial Stressors. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S357-361. PMID: pending
52 Stubblefield P, Coonrod DV, Reddy UM, Sayegh R, Nicholson WK, Rychlik DF, Jack BW. The Clinical Content of Preconception Care: Reproductive History. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199(Suppl):S373-383. PMID: pending
53 Jack B, Atrash A, Bickmore T, Johnson K. The Future of Preconception Care. Women's Health Issues 18S (2008)S19-25. PMID: pending
54 Jack BW, Chetty VK, Anthony D, Greenwald, JL, Burniske G, Johnson AE, Forsythe SR, O'Donnell JK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Manasseh C, Martin S, Culpepper L. The Re-Engineered Discharge: A RCT of a Comprehensive Hospital Discharge Program. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2009;150: xx-xx. PMID: xxxxxx
55 Atrash H, Jack B, Johnson K. Preconception care: a 2008 Update. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Lu M (ed). In press PMID: xxxxxx
56 Bickmore T, Pfeifer L, Jack B. Taking the Time to Care: Empowering Low Health Literacy Hospital Patients with Virtual Nurse Agents. 2009 ACM 978-1-60558-246. Under Review. PMID: xxxxxx
57 Greenwald J, Jack B. Preventing the preventable: Reducing rehospitalizations through coordinated, patient-centered discharge processes. Professional Case Management: The Leader in Evidence-Based Practice. In press. PMID: xxxxxx
58 Jack B, Culpepper L, McGuire A, Kostecki A, Pushee A, Tetrault C. Maternal Health. In, Anagnoustou A. (Ed.): A Guide to Health Care in Rhode Island, Providence RI. Brown University Learning Community, 1989; 95-105.
59 Rosen MG, Culpepper L, Goldenberg RL, et al. Preconception Care. In, Caring for our Future: The Content of Prenatal Care. US Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, October 1989 (background paper).
60 Culpepper L, Jack B. Prevention of urinary tract infection complications during pregnancy. In, Merkatz IR, Thompson JE, Mullen PD, Goldenberg R (Eds): New Perspectives on Prenatal Care, New York, NY: Elsevier Science Publishing Company, 1990;425-444.
61 Culpepper L, Jack BW. Preconception care. In, Cherry SH, Merkatz IR (Eds): Complication of Pregnancy: Medical, Surgical, Gynecologic, Psychosocial and Perinatal, Fourth Edition, Baltimore, Maryland: Williams & Wilkens, 1991.
62 Jack BW, Culpepper L. Preconception care. In, Taylor RB (Ed): Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1993.
63 Jack BW, Culpepper L. Preconception care. In, Merkatz IR, Thompson JE, Mullen PD, Goldenberg R, (Eds): New Perspectives on Prenatal Care, New York, NY: Elsevier Science Publishing Company, 1990;69-88. (The table from this paper was reprinted with permission in ACOG Technical Bulletin, Number 205; May 1995)
64 Jack BW, Culpepper L. Preconception care. In, Taylor RB (Ed): Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1997.
65 Jack BW, Culpepper L, O'Grady G, Williams C, Chessare J. A Description of the Need for Reorientation of Services for the Medical Underserved People of Boston. In, Boelen C and Neufeld V (Ed.): Towards Unity for Health: Case Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. World Health Organization (WHO), 2001.
66 Cummings MA, Patel MA, Carrey T, Jack B, Stryder D. Innovating Primary Care Delivery in Romania: Group Practice Development and Clinical Practice Enhancement. Prepared for USAID in Romania under Interagency Agreement ENI-P-00-980-00009-00 between USAID and US Department of Health and Human Services. Department of Health and Human Service and USAID publication, July 2002.
67 Fowler JR, Jack BW. Preconception care. In, Taylor RB (Ed): Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2002.
68 Fowler JR, Jack B. Treading the Unknowns of Academic Advancement as a Minority Faculty in a New Department. Minority Faculty in Health Professions. Health Resources and Services Administration. Washington DC, 2003.
69 Fowler JR, Jack B. Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of Minority Faculty: A Proxy for Health Outcomes in Minority Populations. In, Annett C, Cuenca M (Eds): Critical Condition: The Status of Minority Faculty and Students in the Health Professions. The Civil Society Group, Lawrence Kansas. 2005.
70 David Anthony, MD, MSc, VK Chetty, PhD., Anand Kartha, MD, Kathleen McKenna, MPH, Maria Rizzo DePaoli, MSW, and Brian Jack, MD. Patient Safety at Time of Discharge - An Example of a Multifaceted Process Evaluation. In: Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, Lewin DI, editors. Advances in patient safety: from research to implementation. Vol. 2, Concepts and methodology. AHRQ Publication No. 05-0021-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Feb 2005.
71 Jack B. Preconception Care: Improving Birth Outcomes through Care Before Pregnancy. In, Best Practices for Behavioral Management of Chronic Disease; 2007 edition, Institute for Disease management Menlo Park, California. 2007.
72 Fowler JR, Jack BW. Preconception care. In, Radcliffe SD (Ed): Family Medicine Obstetrics 3rd Edition, Elsevier Science Philadelphia PA- 3rd edition; 2007.
73 Developing the Tools to Administer a Comprehensive Hospital Discharge Program: The ReEngineered Discharge (RED) Program Brian Jack, MD; Jeffrey Greenwald, MD; Shaula Forsythe; Julie O'Donnell; Anna Johnson; Lynn Schipelliti, RN; et. al. In, Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, Grady ML, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 3. Performance and Tools. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-3. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008.
74 Jack BW. Family Medicine in Hungary. Rendelö 1996;7-9 (translated to Hungarian).
75 Jack B, Early S. Rhode Island MCH Fellowship: Another type of teaching CHC. The Vanguard: A Community Health Care Primary Care Journal 1992;1:15-17.
76 Jack BW. Health Care Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: Family Medicine in Hungary. WHO Newsletter: Changing Medical Education and Medical Practice. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. 1997; 14:14-15 (invited article).
77 AAFP Holds International Family Practice Consultation Workshop. WONCA News 2003; 29:24-5.
78 Heffron W, Jack B, Rumbullaku L. AAFP Works to Improve Primary Health Care in Albania, WONCA News 2006:32(1).
79 Jack B, Phooki MW. Developing a Family Medicine Residency Programme in Lesotho: Training Physicians for the Future - The Time Has Come. Lesotho Medical Association Journal 2007;5:6.
80 Jack B, Matete S, Mpothi M, Bicknell B. Cervical Cancer, An AIDS Defining Illness: Prevention & Early Treatment Strategies for Lesotho. Lesotho Medical Association Journal 2008:6(3)13-21.