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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Long-term survival for patients with acute decompensated heart failure according to ejection fraction findings (with Andrew H. Coles, Kimberly A. Fisher, Chad E. Darling, Jorge L. Yarzebski, David D. McManus, Joel M. Gore, and Darleen M. Lessard), The American journal of cardiology (2014)
 

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The Epidemic of the 20 Century: Coronary Heart Disease (with James E. Dalen, Joseph S. Alpert, and Ronald S. Weinstein), The American journal of medicine (2014)
 

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Time to standardize and broaden the criteria of acute coronary syndrome symptom presentations in women (with John G. Canto and Elizabeth A. Canto), The Canadian journal of cardiology (2014)
 

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Venous thromboembolism in older adults: A community-based study (with Frederick A. Spencer, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Sam Schulman, Lori-Ann Linkins, Mark A. Crowther, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Agnes Y. Y. Lee, Jane S. Saczynski, Sonia Anand, Darleen M. Lessard, Catherine Emery, and Wei Huang), The American journal of medicine (2014)
 

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Decade-long trends in the magnitude, treatment, and outcomes of patients aged 30 to 54 years hospitalized with ST-segment elevation and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (with Mayra Tisminetzky, Jennifer A. Coukos, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Samuel W. Joffe, Joel M. Gore, and Darleen M. Lessard), The American journal of cardiology (2014)
 

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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In-hospital Depression Predicts Early Hospital Readmission after an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Preliminary Data from TRACE-CORE (with David D. McManus, Jane S. Saczynski, Molly E. Waring, Milena D. Anatchkova, Richard H. McManus, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Parish, Hamza H. Awad, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Arlene S. Ash, and Catarina I. Kiefe), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Risk Prediction Modeling for Liver Transplantation: A Systematic Review (with Natasha Dolgin, Paulo N. Martins, Gordon FitzGerald, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Adel Bozorgzadeh), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Transthoracic Bioimpedance Monitoring Predicts Heart Failure Decompensation and Early Readmission after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Preliminary Data from SENTINEL-HF (with David D. McManus, Jarno Riistema, Jane S. Saczynski, Fatima Sert Kuniyoshi, Joseph Rock, Theo E. Meyer, Niek G.P. en Teuling, and Chad E. Darling), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Trends and Characteristics Associated with the Risk of Re-hospitalization in Patients Discharged from the Hospital after Acute Myocardial Infarction (with Mayra Tisminetzky, Han-Yang Chen, Edgard A. Granillo, Joel M. Gore, Jorge L. Yarzebski, and Darleen M. Lessard), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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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)