Lisa Fredman, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Lisa Fredman
Talbot – T330E
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Dr. Fredman’s research focuses on associations between psychosocial factors and disease, with special attention to elderly populations. She is conducting studies on the effects of chronic stress on psychological, cognitive and physical health outcomes in elderly caregivers and non-caregivers, and on the health effects of positive affect. Examples include a randomized trial of Mindfulness-based stress reduction in caregivers to persons with dementia; Caregiver-SOF, a cohort study of elderly women caregivers and non-caregivers that is ancillary to the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF); and studies of metabolic syndrome, inflammation, and HPA-axis markers as potential mediators of the association between stress and health outcomes. Her other research is on psychological factors that affect outcomes of hip fracture. Dr. Fredman teaches courses in the epidemiology of aging and epidemiologic methods. Prior to joining BUSPH, Dr. Fredman spent eight years as a faculty member with the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Other Positions

  • Director of Faculty Development, Boston University School of Public Health


  • University of North Carolina, PhD
  • Swarthmore College, BA
  • University of North Carolina, MSPH

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP740
  • SPHEP817


  • Published on 10/14/2016

    Ensrud KE, Harrison SL, Cauley JA, Langsetmo L, Schousboe JT, Kado DM, Gourlay ML, Lyons JG, Fredman L, Napoli N, Crandall CJ, Lewis CE, Orwoll ES, Stefanick ML, Cawthon PM. Impact of Competing Risk of Mortality on Association of Weight Loss with Risk of Central Body Fractures in Older Men: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Oct 14. PMID: 27739103.

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  • Published on 4/15/2016

    Barbour KE, Lui LY, McCulloch CE, Ensrud KE, Cawthon PM, Yaffe K, Barnes DE, Fredman L, Newman AB, Cummings SR, Cauley JA. Trajectories of Lower Extremity Physical Performance: Effects on Fractures and Mortality in Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Apr 15. PMID: 27084313.

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  • Published on 3/9/2016

    Ensrud KE, Lui LY, Cawthon P, Fredman L, Slinin Y, Hillier T, Cauley J, Canales M. Cystatin C and Objectively Measured Mobility 10 Years Later in Older Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Mar 9. PMID: 26961582.

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  • Published on 1/26/2016

    Ashburner JM, Go AS, Chang Y, Fang MC, Fredman L, Applebaum KM, Singer DE. Effect of Diabetes and Glycemic Control on Ischemic Stroke Risk in AF Patients: ATRIA Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jan 26; 67(3):239-47. PMID: 26796386.

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  • Published on 1/12/2016

    Stuver SO, Lyons J, Coviello A, Fredman L. Feasibility of 24-Hr Urine Collection for Measurement of Biomarkers in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2016 Jan 12. PMID: 26759387.

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  • Published on 4/15/2015

    Fredman L, Lyons JG, Cauley JA, Hochberg M, Applebaum KM. The Relationship Between Caregiving and Mortality After Accounting for Time-Varying Caregiver Status and Addressing the Healthy Caregiver Hypothesis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep; 70(9):1163-8. PMID: 25878033.

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  • Published on 3/20/2015

    Lyons JG, Cauley JA, Fredman L. The Effect of Transitions in Caregiving Status and Intensity on Perceived Stress Among 992 Female Caregivers and Noncaregivers. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug; 70(8):1018-23. PMID: 25796050.

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  • Published on 3/20/2015

    Gardiner P, Sadikova E, Filippelli AC, Mitchell S, White LF, Saper R, Kaptchuk TJ, Jack BW, Fredman L. Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques use among underserved inpatients in an inner city hospital. Complement Ther Med. 2015 Jun; 23(3):405-12. PMID: 26051576.

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  • Published on 2/18/2015

    Roth DL, Fredman L, Haley WE. Informal caregiving and its impact on health: a reappraisal from population-based studies. Gerontologist. 2015 Apr; 55(2):309-19. PMID: 26035608.

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  • Published on 2/9/2015

    Bacon KL, Heeren T, Keysor JJ, Stuver SO, Cauley JA, Fredman L. Longitudinal and Reciprocal Relationships Between Depression and Disability in Older Women Caregivers and Noncaregivers. Gerontologist. 2016 Aug; 56(4):723-32. PMID: 26035874.

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