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Jane L. Garb, MS

Surgery Department
General Surgery Division
  • Research Assistant Professor in Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Division of Academic Affairs
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • MS in Public Health/Epidemiology
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Amherst, MA
  • BA in Psychology
    Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA
  • GIS Certificate
    University of Connecticut
    Storrs, CT


Honors and Awards
  • Award for Significance in Research, Baystate Medical Center, 2011
  • Award for Innovation in Research, Baystate Medical Center, 2011
Areas of Interest
  • Geographic Information Systems, spatial analysis, cancer epidemiology
  • Garb, J., and R. Wait. Using Spatial Analysis to Improve Health Care Services and Delivery at Baystate Health. 2011. Journal of Map and Geography Libraries In Press.
  • Burns, J. J., S. G. MD, G. Karamian, C. Walsh., and J. Garb. The Relationship between Local Food Sources and Open Space to Bmi in Urban Children. In Press. Public Health Reports.
  • Hirsch, B., and J. Garb. Rectal Biopsies Obtained with Jumbo Biopsy Forceps in the Evaluation of Hirschsprung's Disease, In Press. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition          
  • Rossini, C. J., K. P. Moriarty, D. B. Tashjian, J. L. Garb, and R. B. Wait. Geographic Distribution of Community-Acquired Mrsa Soft Tissue Infections. In Press. Journal of Pediatric Surgery in Press.
  • Skiest, D. J., and e. al. Similar Efficacy of Raltegravir When Used with or without a Protease Inhibitor, in Treatment Experienced Patients Hiv Clinical Trials. 2011. HIV Clinical Trials. In Press.
  • Welch, G., C. Wesolowski, S. Zagarins, J. Kuhn, J. Romanelli, J. Garb, and N. Allen. Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes for Gastric Bypass Surgery: Results from a Comprehensive Follow-up Study. 2011. Obesity Surgery 21 (1): 18-28.
  • Welch, G., S. E. Zagarins, R. G.Feinberg, and J. L. Garb. Motivational Interviewing Delivered by Diabetes Educators: Does It Improve Blood Glucose Control among Poorly Controlled Type2 Diabetes Patients? 2011. Diabetes Res Clinical Pract 91 (1): 54-60.
  • Henneman, P. L., J. L. Garb, G. A. Capraro, H. Li, H. A. Smithline, and R. B. Wait. Geography and Travel Distance Impact Emergency Department Visits. 2011 [In eng]. J Emerg Med 40 (3): 333-9.
  • Ho, W. R., M. J. Germain, J. Garb, S. Picard, M. K. Mackie, C. Bartlett, and E. J. Will. Use of 12x/Month Haemoglobin Monitoring with a Computer Algorithm Reduces Haemoglobin Variability. 2010 [In eng]. Nephrol Dial Transplant 25 (8): 2710-4.
  • Martorell, C., E. Theroux, A. Bermudez, J. Garb, D. Kronschnabel, and K. Oie. Safety and Efficacy of Fosamprenavir in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women. 2010 [In eng]. Pediatr Infect Dis J 29 (10): 985.
  • Welch, G., J. Garb, S. Zagarins, I. Lendel, and R. A. Gabbay. Nurse Diabetes Case Management Interventions and Blood Glucose Control: Results of a Meta-Analysis. 2010. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 88 1-6.
  • Garb, J., G. Welch, S. Zagarins, J. Kuhn, and J. Romanelli. Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: A Meta-Analysis of Weight Loss Outcomes for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. 2009 [In eng]. Obes Surg 19 (10): 1447-55.
  • Pinco, J., R. Goulart, C. Otis, J. Garb, and L. Pantanowitz. Impact of Digital Image Manipulation in Cytology. 2009. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 133 (1): 57-61.
  • Muniykwa, E., J. Garb, A. Poindexter, K. Santiago, H. Towery, and G. Braden. Factors Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in Esrd Patients. 2008. Am. J. Kid. Disease 51 292A.
  • Welch, G., C. Wesolowski, B. Piepul, J. Kuhn, J. Romanelli, and J. Garb. Physical Activity Predicts Weight Loss Following Gastric Bypass Surgery: Findings from a Support Group Survey. 2008 [In eng]. Obes Surg 18 (5): 517-24.
  • Welch, G. W., C. Wesolowski, B. Piepul, J. Kuhn, J. Romanelli, and J. Garb. Peri-Operative Symptoms Following Gastric Bypass Surgery. 2008 Baratric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care 159-63