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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Declining Long-term Risk of Adverse Events after First-time Community-presenting Venous Thromboembolism: The Population-based Worcester VTE Study (1999 to 2009) (with Wei Huang, A. T. Cohen, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, Joel M. Gore, and Frederick A. Spencer), Thrombosis research (2015)
 

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Diet quality and history of gestational diabetes mellitus among childbearing women, United States, 2007-2010 (with Rui Sherry Xiao, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharina D. Person, and Molly E. Waring), Preventing chronic disease (2015)
 

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Thirty day hospital re-admissions in patients with non ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (with Mayra Tisminetzky, David D. McManus, Nathaniel Erskine, Jane S. Saczynski, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Edgard A. Granillo, and Joel Gore), The American journal of medicine (2015)
 

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Follow-up compliance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Medicare beneficiaries (with Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, Kaushik Ghosh, Jessica P. Simons, William P. Robinson III, Francesco A. Aiello, and Allison B. Rosen), Journal of vascular surgery (2015)
 

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The Complex Relationship of Race to Outcomes in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, Larry A. Allen, David D. McManus, and Alan S. Go), The American journal of medicine (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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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)
 

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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)