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Sarah L. Goff, MD

Medicine Department   Image  
General Medicine Division
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency
    Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
    Springfield, MA
  • University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
    Worcester, MA


Areas of Interest
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Improving perinatal quality and safety
  • The role of public reporting in maternal-child quality improvement
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Dissemination and Implementation of evidence based guidelines
  • Comparative effectiveness of health care delivery systems
  • Shared decision making and health care communication
Professional Service
  • Member, AcademyHealth
  • Member, Society for General Internal Medicine
  • Goff SL, Holmboe ES, Curry L. Barriers to obesity training for pediatric residents: a qualitative exploration of residency director perspectives. Teach Learn Med. 2006 Fall;18(4):348-55. PMID: 17144842
  • Goff SL, Foody JM, Inzucchi S, Katz D, Mayne ST, Krumholz HM. Brief Report: Nutrition and weight loss information in a popular diet book: is it fact, fiction, or something in between? J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 21(7):769-74. PMID: 16808780
  • Goff SL, Dodd K, Meterko K, Sabin J, Mazor KM . Patients’ beliefs and preferences regarding doctors’ medication recommendations.  J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar;23(3):236-41. PMID: 18204991
  • Goff, SL, Feld A, Andrade SE, et al. Administrative data used to identify patients with irritable bowel syndrome. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Jun;61(6):617-21. PMID: 18471667
  • Sabin JE, Mazor KM, Meterko V, Goff SL, Platt R.  Comparing Drug Effectiveness at Health Plans: the Ethics of Cluster Randomized Trials.  Hastings Cent Rep. 2008 Sep-Oct;38(5):39-48. PMID: 18947140
  • Mazor KM, Goff SL et al. Cluster Randomized Trials to Study the Comparative Effectiveness of Therapeutics: Stakeholders' Concerns and Recommendations. Pharmaco-epidemiology and Drug Safety. 2009 Jul;18(7):554-61. PMID: 19402030
  • Mazor KM, Goff SL, Dodd K, Alper EJ. Patients’ Perceptions of Medical Errors. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2009; 2(1): 34-46
  • Goff SL, Holmboe ES, Concato JC. Pediatricians and physical activity counseling: How does residency prepare them for this task?  Teach Learn Med. 2010; 22(2):107-11. PMID: 20614375
  • Mazor KM, Goff SL, Dodd KS, Velten SJ, Walsh KE.  Parents’ Perceptions of Medical Errors. Journal of Patient Safety. 2010: 6(2) 102-107. PMID: 22130352
  • Burns JJ, Goff SL, Karamian G, Walsh C, Garb J.  The relationship between local food sources and open space to BMI in urban children. Public Health Rep. 2011;126(6):890- 900.
  • Goff SL, Mazor KM, Gagne SJ, Corey KC, Blake DR. Vaccine counseling: A content analysis of patient-physician discussions regarding human papilloma virus vaccine. Vaccine. 2011;29(43):7343-9. PMID: 21839136
  • Goff SL, Pekow PS, Markenson G, Knee A, Chasan-Taber L, Lindenauer PK. Validity of using ICD-9-CM codes to identify selected categories of obstetric complications, procedures and comorbidities. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012;26(5):421-9. PMID: 22882786
  • Lagu TL, Goff SL, Hannon N, Shatz A, Lindenauer PK. A mixed-methods analysis of patient reviews of hospital care in England: Implications for public reporting of health care quality data in the US. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2013;39(1):7-15. PMID: 23367647
  • Goff SL, Pekow PS, Avrunin J, Lagu T, Markenson G, Lindenauer PK. Patterns of obstetric infection rates in a large sample of U.S. hospitals. AJOG. 2013;208(6):456.e1-456.e13. PMID: 23395644
  • Mann E, Goff SL, Colon-Cartagena W, Bellantonio S, Rothberg MB. Do Not Hospitalize orders for patients with advanced dementia: Health care proxies’ perspectives. In press. JAGS. May 2013.
  • Goff SL, Kleppel R, Lindenauer K, Rothberg MB. Hospital workers' perceptions of waste: a qualitative study involving photo-elicitation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;epub ahead of print.
  • Goff SL, Knee A, Morello M, Grow D, Bsat F. Handoff quality for obstetrical inpatients varies depending on time of day and provider type. In press. J. Repro Med. June 2013.