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John Griffith, PhD


Overview

Training + Education Calremont Men's College, Claremont, CA; Tufts University; Boston University
Gender Male

Publications + National Presentations

1. Pozen MW, D'Agostino RB, Selker HP, Griffith JL. Tables for using a predictive instrument for acute ischemic heart disease. Distributed to physicians.

2. Selker HP, Griffith JL, Dorey FJ, D'Agostino RB. How do physicians adapt when the coronary care unit is full? A prospective multicenter clinical trial. JAMA, 257:1181-85, 1987.

3. Griffith JL, Selker HP, Beshansky JR, MacLeod BG. Cardiac Severity System Software. Prepared with support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1989.

4. Selker HP, Griffith JL, D'Agostino RB. A tool for judging coronary care unit admission appropriateness valid for both real-time and retrospective use: A time-insensitive predictive instrument (TIPI) for acute cardiac ischemia: A multicenter study. Med Care, 29:610-627, 1991.

5. Selker HP, Griffith JL, D'Agostino RB. A time-insensitive predictive instrument for acute myocardial infarction mortality: A multicenter study. Med Care, 29:1196-1211, 1991.

6. Snydman DR, Werner BG, Tilney NL, Kirkman RL, Milford EL, Cho SI, Bush HL, Levey AS, Strom TB, Carpenter CB, Berardi VP, Levey RH, Harmon WE, Zimmerman CE, Katz A, Heinze-Lacey B, Shapiro ME, Steinman T, LoGerfo F, Idelson B, McIver J, Leszczynski J, Griffith JL, Grady GF. Final analysis of primary cytomegalovirus disease prevention in renal transplant recipients with a cytomegalovirus-immune globulin: comparison of the randomized and open-label trials. Transplantation Proceedings, 23:1357-60, 1991.

7. Georgeson S, Linzer M, Griffith JL, Weld L, Selker HP. Acute cardiac ischemia in patients with syncope: Importance of the initial electrocardiogram. J Gen Int Med, 7:379-386, 1992.

8. Selker HP, Griffith JL, Beshansky JR, Califf RM, D'Agostino RB, Laks MM, Lee KL Maynard C, Wagner GS, Weaver WD. The Thrombolytic Predictive Instrument (TPI) Project: Combining clinical study databases to take medical effectiveness research to the streets. AHCPR DHHS, USA,9-31, 1992.

9. Long WJ, Griffith JL, Selker HP, D'Agostino RB. A comparison of logistic regression to decision tree induction in a medical domain. Comput Biomed Res, 26:74-97, 1993.

10. Snydman DR, Werner BG, Dougherty NN, Griffith JL, Rubin RH, Dienstag JL, Rohrer RH, Freeman R, Jenkins R, Lewis D, Hammer S, O'Rourke E, Grady G, Fawaz K, Kaplan MM, Hoffman MA, Katz AT, Doran M. Cytomegalovirus immune prophylaxis in liver transplantation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ann Intern Med, 119:984-991, 1993.

Biography

Dr. John Griffith is the Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Bouvé Office for Research, and a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Health Science and in Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology at the Bouvé College at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern he was the Director of the Research Design Center with the Tufts Clinical And Translational Science Institute and the Associate Director for the CTS program at the Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Griffith teaches undergraduate and graduate students at the Bouvé College and is currently the primary statistician for ongoing projects investigating end-of-life decision making for patients on dialysis (PCORI), an exploration of the relationships between dietary patterns and progression of CVD risk factors in a Puerto Rican population (NIH), and an investigation into the relationships and mechanisms among psychiatric disorders, limited literacy and mental health service utilization (NIH).

Research Focus

Dr. Griffith's research interests include the construction and validation of statistical prediction models for medical decision making, evaluation of support systems for end-of-life care, and the design of clinical trials. He has extensive experience in training clinicians in research methods and has created the Biostatistics Service Center at Northeastern to assist researchers in data analysis and analytic plan development. Dr. Griffith earned his Master’s degree at Tufts University and his PhD at Boston University.