Dr. Robert J. Goldberg, Ph.D., is Professor and Chief, Division of Epidemiology of
Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, in the Department of Quantitative Health
Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Program Director
of the medical school's Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Program.
Dr. Goldberg has been actively involved in community-based studies of the natural history
and primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, heart failure, and deep
venous thrombosis for more than three decades. He and several clinical researchers
established the Worcester Heart Attack Study in the early 1980s. Through the current
period of federal funding support, they are examining more than three-decade-long trends
(1975-2007) in the incidence rates, in-hospital and long-term survival, and therapeutic
approaches used in the management of more than 14,000 greater Worcester, Mass. residents
hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction at all medical centers in the Worcester
metropolitan area. He also presently serves as the Co-PI on a population-based
surveillance project that is examining changing trends in the incidence, hospital and
long-term case-fatality rates, and management practices of in and outpatients with venous
thromboembolism among residents of the Worcester metropolitan area. He is also receiving
funding support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop
community-wide hospital and outpatient surveillance for heart failure in greater
Worcester residents. Dr. Goldberg serves as the senior epidemiologist for the Global
Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Project, which is a large multinational
coronary disease registry examining differences in the management practices, hospital,
and post-discharge outcomes of more than 50,000 patients hospitalized in 14 countries
with an acute coronary syndrome. 

Articles

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Beta-blocker Use in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Reperfusion Era (GRACE) (with Kay Lee Park, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Jose Lopez-Sendon, Gilles Montalescot, David Brieger, Kim A. Eagle, Allison Wyman, Joel M. Gore, and GRACE Investigators), The American journal of medicine (2014)
 

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Cognitive impairment and self-care in heart failure (with Alexandra M. Hajduk, Stephenie C. Lemon, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Frederick A. Spencer, and Jane S. Saczynski), Clinical Epidemiology (2013)
 

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Pre-hospital cardiac arrest in acute coronary syndromes: insights from the global registry of acute coronary events and the canadian registry of acute coronary events (with Qin Li, Shaun G. Goodman, Raymond T. Yan, Joel M. Gore, Petr Polasek, Kevin Lai, Carolyn Baer, Arnold Pinter, Kamran Ahmad, Jan M. Kornder, and Andrew T. Yan), Cardiology (2013)
 

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Trends in the medical management of patients with heart failure (with Samuel W. Joffe, Matthew DeWolf, Jeffrey Shih, David D. McManus, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, and Joel M. Gore), Journal of clinical medicine research (2013)
 

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Chronic kidney disease and outcomes in heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: the Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE Study (with David H. Smith, Micah L. Thorp, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. McManus, Larry A. Allen, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, David J. Magid, and Alan S. Go), Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes (2013)
 

Contributions to Books

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Coronary Heart Disease: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Temporal Trends (with Jorge L. Yarzebski), Lifestyle Medicine (1999)
 

Presentations and Posters

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Frequency and Impact of Intensive Care Unit Complications on Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Early Results of the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study (with Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Frederick Anderson), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Trends in the Frequency, Patient Characteristics, Management, and in-Hospital Outcomes of Diabetic Patients Presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction (with Mayra Tisminetzky, Ibrahim Kassas, Samuel W. Joffe, and Darleen M. Lessard), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Improved Survival after Heart Failure: A Community-based Perspective (with Kristy T. Webster, Samuel W. Joffe, David D. McManus, MIchael S. Kiernan, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Chad E. Darling, and Joel M. Gore), Senior Scholars Program Presentation Day (2013)
 

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Impact of medical and neurological ICU complications on moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) (with Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Frederick A. Anderson Jr.), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)
 

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Incidence rates of ICU complications in moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) (with Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Frederick A. Anderson Jr.), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)