Matthew W. Gillman, MD

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School
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matthew_gillman@hms.harvard.edu

Matthew W. Gillman, MD

Harvard Medical School

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor, Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
  • Associate Physician, Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Associate Physician, General Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital
  • Associate Physician, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Dr. Gillman is an Associate Professor in the HMS Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention and has current research interests in early life prevention of adult chronic disease, optimal nutrition for children and adults, and clinical epidemiology. He directs an NIH-funded cohort study of pregnant women and their offspring, focusing on effects of gestational diet on outcomes of pregnancy and childhood. He also directs a behavior change intervention to prevent obesity among preschool children, and he participates in several other federally-funded studies of diet, activity, obesity, and disease risk in children and adults. He is the recipient of awards including the Merck/Society for Epidemiologic Research Clinical Epidemiology and Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Awards. He has leadership roles in the U.S. National Children's Study and the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Disease. As course co-director for HMS course AC701.0, Clinical Epidemiology, Dr. Gillman led its transformation into a core course that focuses on clinically relevant topics and is taught through student-directed problem-based learning in small tutorial groups. Dr. Gillman's clinical work has been as a combined medicine/pediatrics primary care physician and, more recently, in preventive cardiology.

Publications

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  • Emmons KM, Puleo E, Greaney ML, Gillman MW, Bennett GG, Haines J, Sprunck-Harrild K, Viswanath K. A randomized comparative effectiveness study of Healthy Directions 2--a multiple risk behavior intervention for primary care. Prev Med 2014. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Peña MM, Redline S, Rifas-Shiman SL. Chronic sleep curtailment and adiposity. Pediatrics 2014; 133:1013-22. PubMed
  • Cespedes EM, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Gortmaker SL, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mitchell K, Taveras EM. Participant characteristics and intervention processes associated with reductions in television viewing in the High Five for Kids study. Prev Med 2014; 62:64-70. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Marshall R, Horan CM, Gillman MW, Hacker K, Kleinman KP, Koziol R, Price S, Rifas-Shiman SL, Simon SR. Improving children's obesity-related health care quality: process outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2014; 22:27-31. PubMed
  • Wright DR, Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Horan CM, Hohman KH, Gortmaker SL, Prosser LA. The cost of a primary care-based childhood obesity prevention intervention. BMC Health Serv Res 2014; 14:44. PubMed
  • Martínez-Andrade GO, Cespedes EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Romero-Quechol G, González-Unzaga MA, Benítez-Trejo MA, Flores-Huerta S, Horan C, Haines J, Taveras EM, Pérez-Cuevas R, Gillman MW. Feasibility and impact of Creciendo Sanos, a clinic-based pilot intervention to prevent obesity among preschool children in Mexico City. BMC Pediatr 2014; 14:77. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Ludwig DS. How early should obesity prevention start? N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2173-5. PubMed
  • Benjamin Neelon SE, Taveras EM, Ostbye T, Gillman MW. Preventing Obesity in Infants and Toddlers in Child Care: Results from a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Matern Child Health J 2013. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Gillman MW, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL. Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity: the role of early life risk factors. JAMA Pediatr 2013; 167:731-8. PubMed
  • Sonneville KR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Haines J, Gortmaker S, Mitchell KF, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Associations of parental control of feeding with eating in the absence of hunger and food sneaking, hiding, and hoarding. Child Obes 2013; 9:346-9. PubMed
  • Boeke CE, Oken E, Kleinman KP, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Correlations among adiposity measures in school-aged children. BMC Pediatr 2013; 13:99. PubMed
  • Greaney ML, Puleo E, Sprunck-Harrild K, Bennett GG, Cunningham MA, Gillman MW, Coeling M, Emmons KM. Electronic reminders for cancer prevention: factors associated with preference for automated voice reminders or text messages. Prev Med 2012; 55:151-4. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Oken E, Rich-Edwards JW, Taveras EM. Developmental Origins of Childhood Overweight: Potential Public Health Impact. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2008; 16:1651-6. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Oken E, Gunderson EP, Gillman MW. Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008; 162:305-11. PubMed
  • Kahn JA, Huang B, Gillman MW, Field AE, Austin SB, Colditz GA, Frazier AL. Patterns and determinants of physical activity in U.S. adolescents. J Adolesc Health 2008; 42:369-77. PubMed
  • Kramer MS, Matush L, Vanilovich I, Platt RW, Bogdanovich N, Sevkovskaya Z, Dzikovich I, Shishko G, Collet JP, Martin RM, Davey Smith G, Gillman MW, Chalmers B, Hodnett E, Shapiro S. Effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on child height, weight, adiposity, and blood pressure at age 6.5 y: evidence from a large randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 86:1717-21. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Mantzoros CS. Breast-feeding, adipokines, and childhood obesity. Epidemiology 2007; 18:730-2. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Kleinman K. Invited Commentary: Antecedents of Obesity--Analysis, Interpretation, and Use of Longitudinal Data. Am J Epidemiol 2007; 166:14-6; author reply 17-8. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Barker D, Bier D, Cagampang F, Challis J, Fall C, Godfrey K, Gluckman P, Hanson M, Kuh D, Nathanielsz P, Nestel P, Thornburg KL. Meeting report on the 3rd International Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Pediatr Res 2007; 61:625-9. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Field AE, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence. Pediatrics 2007; 119:e314-9. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Scanlon KS, Grummer-Strawn LM, Sherry B, Gillman MW. To what extent is the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction? Pediatrics 2006; 118:2341-8. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Sandora TJ, Shih MC, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann DA, Gillman MW. The association of television and video viewing with fast food intake by preschool-age children. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2006; 14:2034-41. PubMed
  • Mayer-Davis EJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Zhou L, Hu FB, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Breast-feeding and risk for childhood obesity: does maternal diabetes or obesity status matter? Diabetes Care 2006; 29:2231-7. PubMed
  • Kim J, Peterson KE, Scanlon KS, Fitzmaurice GM, Must A, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Trends in overweight from 1980 through 2001 among preschool-aged children enrolled in a health maintenance organization. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2006; 14:1107-12. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Berkey CS, Frazier AL, Rockett HR, Camargo CA, Field AE, Colditz GA. Breast-feeding and overweight in adolescence. Epidemiology 2005; 17:112-4. PubMed
  • Pitiphat W, Gillman MW, Joshipura KJ, Williams PL, Douglass CW, Rich-Edwards JW. Plasma C-Reactive Protein in Early Pregnancy and Preterm Delivery. Am J Epidemiol 2005; 162:1108-13. PubMed
  • Gillman MW. Developmental origins of health and disease. N Engl J Med 2005; 353:1848-50. PubMed
  • Oken E, Wright RO, Kleinman KP, Bellinger D, Amarasiriwardena CJ, Hu H, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Maternal fish consumption, hair mercury, and infant cognition in a U.S. Cohort. Environ Health Perspect 2005; 113:1376-80. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Berkey CS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Ludwig DS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Association of consumption of fried food away from home with body mass index and diet quality in older children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2005; 116:e518-24. PubMed
  • Kim J, Must A, Fitzmaurice GM, Gillman MW, Chomitz V, Kramer E, McGowan R, Peterson KE. Incidence and remission rates of overweight among children aged 5 to 13 years in a district-wide school surveillance system. Am J Public Health 2005; 95:1588-94. PubMed
  • Schaub B, Tantisira KG, Gibbons FK, He H, Litonjua AA, Gillman MW, Weiss S, Perkins DL, Gold DR, Finn PW. Fetal cord blood: aspects of heightened immune responses. J Clin Immunol 2005; 25:329-37. PubMed
  • Kim J, Must A, Fitzmaurice GM, Gillman MW, Chomitz V, Kramer E, McGowan R, Peterson KE. Relationship of physical fitness to prevalence and incidence of overweight among schoolchildren. Obes Res 2005; 13:1246-54. PubMed
  • Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Strong EF, Oken E, Gillman MW. Preterm delivery in Boston before and after September 11th, 2001. Epidemiology 2005; 16:323-7. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. Family dinner and adolescent overweight. Obes Res 2005; 13:900-6. PubMed
  • Huh SY, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Lipshultz SE, Gillman MW. Maternal protein intake is not associated with infant blood pressure. Int J Epidemiol 2004; 34:378-84. PubMed
  • Celi AC, Rich-Edwards JW, Richardson MK, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW. Immigration, race/ethnicity, and social and economic factors as predictors of breastfeeding initiation. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005; 159:255-60. PubMed
  • Field AE, Cook NR, Gillman MW. Weight status in childhood as a predictor of becoming overweight or hypertensive in early adulthood. Obes Res 2005; 13:163-9. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Scanlon KS, Birch L, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Association of breastfeeding with maternal control of infant feeding at age 1 year. Pediatrics 2004; 114:e577-83. PubMed
  • Fawzi WW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Willett WC, Gillman MW. Calibration of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire in early pregnancy. Ann Epidemiol 2004; 14:754-62. PubMed
  • Oken E, Kleinman KP, Olsen SF, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Associations of seafood and elongated n-3 fatty acid intake with fetal growth and length of gestation: results from a US pregnancy cohort. Am J Epidemiol 2004; 160:774-83. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards JW, Lipshultz SE. Maternal calcium intake and offspring blood pressure. Circulation 2004; 110:1990-5. PubMed
  • Field AE, Austin SB, Gillman MW, Rosner B, Rockett HR, Colditz GA. Snack food intake does not predict weight change among children and adolescents. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2004; 28:1210-6. PubMed
  • Schaub B, Bellou A, Gibbons FK, Velasco G, Campo M, He H, Liang Y, Gillman MW, Gold D, Weiss ST, Perkins DL, Finn PW. TLR2 and TLR4 stimulation differentially induce cytokine secretion in human neonatal, adult, and murine mononuclear cells. J Interferon Cytokine Res 2004; 24:543-52. PubMed
  • Schroeter CH, Schaub B, Gold DR, Contreras PJ, Manrique O, Gillman MW, Weiss S, Palmer LJ, Perkins D, Finn PW. Nuclear factor kappa B activation in human cord blood mononuclear cells. Pediatr Res 2004; 56:212-8. PubMed
  • Jepsen P, Johnsen SP, Gillman MW, S. Interpretation of observational studies. Heart 2004; 90:956-60. PubMed
  • Taveras EM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Field AE, Frazier AL, Colditz GA, Gillman MW. The influence of wanting to look like media figures on adolescent physical activity. J Adolesc Health 2004; 35:41-50. PubMed
  • Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Field AE, Gillman MW, Colditz GA. Sugar-added beverages and adolescent weight change. Obes Res 2004; 12:778-88. PubMed
  • Mone SM, Gillman MW, Miller TL, Herman EH, Lipshultz SE. Effects of environmental exposures on the cardiovascular system: prenatal period through adolescence. Pediatrics 2004; 113:1058-69. PubMed
  • Moore MM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Camargo CA, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Gillman MW. Perinatal predictors of atopic dermatitis occurring in the first six months of life. Pediatrics 2004; 113:468-74. PubMed
  • Demerath EW, Cameron N, Gillman MW, Towne B, Siervogel RM. Telomeres and telomerase in the fetal origins of cardiovascular disease: a review. Hum Biol 2004; 76:127-46. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Lieberman ES, Kleinman KP, Lipshultz SE. Maternal age and other predictors of newborn blood pressure. J Pediatr 2004; 144:240-5. PubMed
  • Field AE, Austin SB, Taylor CB, Malspeis S, Rosner B, Rockett HR, Gillman MW, Colditz GA. Relation between dieting and weight change among preadolescents and adolescents. Pediatrics 2003; 112:900-6. PubMed
  • Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Gillman MW, Field AE, Colditz GA. Longitudinal study of skipping breakfast and weight change in adolescents. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2003; 27:1258-66. PubMed
  • Oken E, Kleinman KP, Berland WE, Simon SR, Rich-Edwards JW, Gillman MW. Decline in fish consumption among pregnant women after a national mercury advisory. Obstet Gynecol 2003; 102:346-51. PubMed
  • Oken E, Kleinman KP, Rich-Edwards J, Gillman MW. A nearly continuous measure of birth weight for gestational age using a United States national reference. BMC Pediatr 2003; 3:6. PubMed
  • Field AE, Gillman MW, Rosner B, Rockett HR, Colditz GA. Association between fruit and vegetable intake and change in body mass index among a large sample of children and adolescents in the United States. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2003; 27:821-6. PubMed
  • Oken E, Gillman MW. Fetal origins of obesity. Obes Res 2003; 11:496-506. PubMed
  • Berkey CS, Rockett HR, Gillman MW, Colditz GA. One-year changes in activity and in inactivity among 10- to 15-year-old boys and girls: relationship to change in body mass index. Pediatrics 2003; 111:836-43. PubMed
  • Rich-Edwards JW, Kleinman KP, Gillman MW. Re: "Birth size, growth, and blood pressure between the ages of 7 and 26 years: failure to support the fetal origins hypothesis". Am J Epidemiol 2003; 157:665-6; author reply 666. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman S, Berkey CS, Field AE, Colditz GA. Maternal gestational diabetes, birth weight, and adolescent obesity. Pediatrics 2003; 111:e221-6. PubMed
  • Gillman MW. Breast-feeding and obesity. J Pediatr 2002; 141:749-50. PubMed
  • Pinto BM, Friedman R, Marcus BH, Kelley H, Tennstedt S, Gillman MW. Effects of a computer-based, telephone-counseling system on physical activity. Am J Prev Med 2002; 23:113-20. PubMed
  • Field AE, Austin SB, Frazier AL, Gillman MW, Camargo CA, Colditz GA. Smoking, getting drunk, and engaging in bulimic behaviors: in which order are the behaviors adopted? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2002; 41:846-53. PubMed
  • Gillman MW. Epidemiological challenges in studying the fetal origins of adult chronic disease. Int J Epidemiol 2002; 31:294-9. PubMed
  • Delichatsios HK, Hunt MK, Lobb R, Emmons K, Gillman MW. EatSmart: efficacy of a multifaceted preventive nutrition intervention in clinical practice. Prev Med 2001; 33:91-8. PubMed
  • Hunt MK, Lobb R, Delichatsios HK, Stone C, Emmons K, Gillman MW. Process evaluation of a clinical preventive nutrition intervention. Prev Med 2001; 33:82-90. PubMed
  • Rich-Edwards J, Krieger N, Majzoub J, Zierler S, Lieberman E, Gillman M. Maternal experiences of racism and violence as predictors of preterm birth: rationale and study design. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2001; 15 Suppl 2:124-35. PubMed
  • Majumdar SR, Inui TS, Gurwitz JH, Gillman MW, McLaughlin TJ, Soumerai SB. Influence of physician specialty on adoption and relinquishment of calcium channel blockers and other treatments for myocardial infarction. J Gen Intern Med 2001; 16:351-9. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Camargo CA, Berkey CS, Frazier AL, Rockett HR, Field AE, Colditz GA. Risk of overweight among adolescents who were breastfed as infants. JAMA 2001; 285:2461-7. PubMed
  • Rifas-Shiman SL, Gillman MW, Field AE, Frazier AL, Berkey CS, Tomeo CA, Colditz GA. Comparing physical activity questionnaires for youth: seasonal vs annual format. Am J Prev Med 2001; 20:282-5. PubMed
  • Rifas-Shiman SL, Willett WC, Lobb R, Kotch J, Dart C, Gillman MW. PrimeScreen, a brief dietary screening tool: reproducibility and comparability with both a longer food frequency questionnaire and biomarkers. Public Health Nutr 2001; 4:249-54. PubMed
  • Olsen J, S. The association of indicators of fetal growth with visual acuity and hearing among conscripts. Epidemiology 2001; 12:235-8. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Pinto BM, Tennstedt S, Glanz K, Marcus B, Friedman RH. Relationships of physical activity with dietary behaviors among adults. Prev Med 2001; 32:295-301. PubMed
  • Delichatsios HK, Friedman RH, Glanz K, Tennstedt S, Smigelski C, Pinto BM, Kelley H, Gillman MW. Randomized trial of a "talking computer" to improve adults' eating habits. Am J Health Promot 2001; 15:215-24. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Frazier AL, Rockett HR, Camargo CA, Field AE, Berkey CS, Colditz GA. Family dinner and diet quality among older children and adolescents. Arch Fam Med 2000; 9:235-40. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Ross-Degnan D, McLaughlin TJ, Gao X, Spiegelman D, Hertzmark E, Goldman L, Soumerai SB. Effects of long-acting versus short-acting calcium channel blockers among older survivors of acute myocardial infarction. J Am Geriatr Soc 1999; 47:512-7. PubMed
  • S. Birth weight and length as predictors for adult height. Am J Epidemiol 1999; 149:726-9. PubMed
  • S. [Birth weight as a predictor of young men's intelligence. A historical cohort study] Ugeskr Laeger 1999; 161:791-3. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Cupples LA, Millen BE, Ellison RC, Wolf PA. Inverse association of dietary fat with development of ischemic stroke in men. JAMA 1998; 278:2145-50. PubMed
  • S. Birth weight and cognitive function in young adult life: historical cohort study. BMJ 1997; 315:401-3. PubMed
  • Cook NR, Gillman MW, Rosner BA, Taylor JO, Hennekens CH. Prediction of young adult blood pressure from childhood blood pressure, height, and weight. J Clin Epidemiol 1997; 50:571-9. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Cupples LA, Gagnon D, Millen BE, Ellison RC, Castelli WP. Margarine intake and subsequent coronary heart disease in men. Epidemiology 1997; 8:144-9. PubMed
  • Gillman MW. Enjoy your fruits and vegetables. BMJ 1996; 313:765-6. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Cook NR. Blood pressure measurement in childhood epidemiological studies. Circulation 1995; 92:1049-57. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Hood MY, Moore LL, Singer MR. Feasibility and acceptance of food records among inner-city fifth-grade students. J Am Diet Assoc 1994; 94:1311-3. PubMed
  • Gillman MW, Cook NR, Rosner B, Evans DA, Keough ME, Taylor JO, Hennekens CH. Identifying children at high risk for the development of essential hypertension. J Pediatr 1993; 122:837-46. PubMed
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