Matthew W. Gillman, MD

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School
Phone: (617) 509-9968
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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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gillman MW, Ludwig DS. How early should obesity prevention start? N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2173-5. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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