Mental Health and Addiction

Other Chronic and Acute Health Conditions

  • Trauma and cervical cancer screening among women experiencing homelessness: a call for trauma-informed care

    Kohler RE, Roncarati JS, Aguiar A, Chatterjee P, Gaeta J, Viswanath K, Henry C. Women's Health. 2021 Jul;17. doi: 10.1177%2F17455065211029238 - [Download PDF]

  • Breast cancer treatment delays at an urban safety net hospital among women experiencing homelessness

    Festa K, Hirsch A, Cassidy M, Oshry L, Quinn K, Sullivan M, Ko N. Journal of Community Health, 45(1). doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00759-x

  • Eliminating health disparities: innovative methods to improve cervical cancer screening in a medically underserved population
    Bharel M, Santiago ER, Nembang Forgione SN, León CK, Weinreb L. American Jjournal of Public Health. 2015 Jul;105(S3):S438-42. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302417 - [Download PDF]
  • Health status and health care experiences among homeless patients in federally supported health centers: findings from the 2009 patient survey
    Lebrun‐Harris LA, Baggett TP, Jenkins DM, Sripipatana A, Sharma R, Hayashi AS, Daly CA, Ngo‐Metzger Q. Health Services Research. 2013;48(3):992-1017. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12009 - [Download PDF]
  • A piece of my mind. falling off the edge

    Inouye SK, O'Connell JJ, Puelle MR. JAMA. 2013;309(5):451-2. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.214089 - [Download PDF]

  • The hunger–obesity paradox: obesity in the homeless
    Koh KA, Hoy JS, O’Connell JJ, Montgomery P. Journal of Urban Health. 2012 Dec 1;89(6):952-64. doi:10.1007/s11524-012-9708-4 - [Download PDF]
  • Geriatric syndromes in older homeless adults
    Brown RT, Kiely DK, Bharel M, Mitchell SL. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012 Jan 1;27(1):16-22. doi:10.1007/s11606-011-1848-9
  • The unmet health care needs of homeless adults: a national study
    Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. American Journal of Public Health. 2010 Jul;100(7):1326-33. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.180109 - [Download PDF]
  • Disparities in cancer screening: acceptance of Pap smears among homeless women

    Bharel M, Casey C, Wittenberg E. Journal of Women's Health. 2009 Dec 1;18(12):2011-6. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1111

  • Health, housing, and the heart: cardiovascular disparities in homeless people

    McCary JM, O'Connell JJ. Circulation. 2005 May 24;111(20):2555-2556. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.540856 - [Download PDF]

  • The health care of homeless persons: a manual of communicable diseases and common problems in shelters and on the streets

    O'Connell JJ. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 2004.

Infectious Disease, Mental Health and Addiction

  • Towards equity for people who inject drugs in HIV prevention drug trials

    Brody JK, Taylor J, Biello K, Bazzi AR. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2021 Jun;103284. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103284

  • Psychiatry and crisis communication during COVID-19: a view from the trenches

    Koh KA, Raviola G, Stoddard Jr FJ. Psychiatric Services. 2021 May;72(5):615-. doi: 10.1176/ - [Download PDF]

Infectious Disease


Social Determinants of Health

Health Care Utilization, Costs, and Technology

  • Predictors of nursing home admission among a cohort of homeless older adults entering emergency shelter

    Byrne T, Roncarati JS, Miller DP. Medical Care. 2021 Apr 1;59:S212-9. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001500 - [Download PDF]

  • Homeless special needs plans for people experiencing homelessness.
    Jain SH, Baackes J, O’Connell JJ. Jama. 2020 Mar 10;323(10):927-8. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.22376
  • Health care spending and use among people experiencing unstable housing in the era of Accountable Care Organizations: an analysis of spending and utilization among people enrolled in the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program from 2013 through 2015
    Koh KA, Racine M, Gaeta JM, Goldie J, Martin DP, Bock B, Takach M, O’Connell JJ, Song Z. Health Affairs. 2020 Feb 1;39(2):214-23. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00687 - [Download PDF]
  • Thirty-day hospital readmission among homeless individuals with Medicaid in Massachusetts
    Racine MW, Munson D, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP. Thirty-day hospital readmission among homeless individuals with Medicaid in Massachusetts. Medical Care. 2020 Jan 19;58(1):27-32. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001234
  • Electronic medical record implementation for a healthcare system caring for homeless people
    Angoff GH, O’Connell JJ, Gaeta JM, De Las Nueces D, Lawrence M, Nembang S, Baggett TP. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Open. 2019;2(1):89-98. doi:10.1093/jamiaopen/ooy046 - [Download PDF]
  • Cost of health care utilization among homeless frequent emergency department users
    Mitchell MS, León CL, Byrne TH, Lin WC, Bharel M. Psychological services. 2017 May;14(2):193. doi:10.1037/ser0000113
  • Predictors of frequent emergency room visits among a homeless population
    Thakarar K, Morgan JR, Gaeta JM, Hohl C, Drainoni ML. PloS one. 2015 Apr 23;10(4):e0124552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124552  - [Download PDF]
  • Health care utilization patterns of homeless individuals in Boston: preparing for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act
    Bharel M, Lin WC, Zhang J, O’Connell E, Taube R, Clark RE. American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Dec;103(S2):S311-7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301421 - [Download PDF]
  • Post-hospital medical respite care and hospital readmission of homeless persons
    Kertesz SG, Posner MA, O'Connell JJ, Swain S, Mullins AN, Shwartz M, Ash AS. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 2009 Apr 10;37(2):129-42. doi: 10.1080/10852350902735734 - [Download PDF]

Infectious Disease, Social Determinants of Health

Care Model Development, Medical Education, and the Practice of Medicine

Other Chronic and Acute Health Conditions, Health Care Utilization, Costs, and Technology

  • Unstable housing and diabetes-related emergency department visits and hospitalization: a nationally representative study of safety-net clinic patients

    Berkowitz SA, Kalkhoran S, Edwards ST, Essien UR, Baggett TP. Diabetes Care. 2018 May 1;41(5):933-9. doi: 10.2337/dc17-1812 - [Download PDF]