John Piette

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Internal Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine
Short bio: 

Ph.D., Sc.M.

Research summary: 

Dr. Piette is an internationally leader in the development of mobile health interventions that improve self-management and outcomes for patients with diabetes and other complex chronic conditions.  He has been the PI on multiple randomized trials of disease management services supported by health information technologies, such as automated telephone (IVR) assessment and behavior change calls.  He is currently leading: Department of Veterans Affairs initiatives for implementing mobile health technologies for patients with diabetes, heart failure, and depression, and directs a unit implementing similar technologies within the University of Michigan Healthcare System‰Ûªs Faculty Group Practice.  Dr. Piette recently was invited by the World Health Organization to lead a team of investigators evaluating the evidence for eHealth management of chronic diseases in low and middle-income countries.

Recent publications: 

Piette JD, Datawani H, Gaudioso S, Foster SM, Westphal J, Petty W, Rodriguez-Sadana J, Mendoza-Avelares MO, Marinec N. Hypertension management using mobile technology and home blood pressure monitoring results of a randomized trial in two low/middle income countries. Telemedicine and e-Health, in press. Piette JD, Lun K, Moura LA Jr, Fraser HS, Mechael PN, Powell J, Khoja SR.  Impacts of e-health on the outcomes of care in low- and middle-income countries: where do we go from here? Bull World Health Organ. 2012;90(5):366-72. Piette JD, Richardson C, Himle J, Duffy S, Torres T, Vogel M, Barber K, Valenstein M.  A randomized trial of telephonic counseling plus walking for depressed diabetes patients.  Medical Care 2011;49(7):641-648.  Richardson CR, Buis LA, Janney AW, Sen AS, Hess ML, Fortlage LA, Resnick PJ, Zikmund-Fisher BF, Strecher VJ, Piette JD.  An online community improves adherence in an internet-mediated waking program. Part 1: results of a randomized controlled trial.  Journal of Medical Internet Research 2010;12(4):e71+.  Heisler M, Vijan S, Makki F, Piette JD.  Diabetes control with reciprocal peer support versus nurse care management: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2010;153(8):507-515. 

chronic disease management,
health information technology,
access to healthcare,
self-management support