Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease, Mental Health and Addiction

  • Patient and provider perspectives on a novel, low-threshold HIV PrEP program for people who inject drugs experiencing homelessness
    Bazzi AR, Shaw LC, Biello KB, Vahey S, Brody JK.  Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2022 May 25:1-9. doi:10.1007/s11606-022-07672-5 - [Download PDF]
  • 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]

Mental Health and Addiction

  • Mental health and substance use among homeless adolescents in the US
    Liu M, Koh KA, Hwang SW, Wadhera RK. JAMA. 2022 May 10;327(18):1820-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.4422
  • "Sick and tired of being sick and tired”: Exploring initiation of medications for opioid use disorder among people experiencing homelessness

    Swartz N, Adnan T, Peréa F, Baggett TP, Chatterjee A. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2022 Feb 23:108752. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108752

  • Awareness, utilization, and preferences of harm reduction interventions among street-involved young adults in Boston

    Noyes EA, Dunleavy S, Mail V, Plakas I, Keyes S, Gaeta JM, Obando A, Paci E, Lent C, Regis C, Taveras EM. Substance Use & Misuse. 2022 Feb 8:1-6. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2040031

  • Gender dynamics in substance use and treatment: a women’s focused approach
    Harris MT, Laks J, Stahl N, Bagley SM, Saia K, Wechsberg WM. Medical Clinics. 2022 Jan 1;106(1):219-34. doi:10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.007
  • Current best practices for acute and chronic management of patients with opioid use disorder
    Peterkin A, Laks J, Weinstein ZM.  Medical Clinics. 2022 Jan 1;106(1):61-80. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.009
  • Methadone initiation in a bridge clinic for opioid withdrawal and opioid treatment program linkage: a case report applying the 72-hour rule
    Laks J, Kehoe J, Farrell NM, Komaromy M, Kolodziej J, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice. 2021 Dec;16(1):1-5. doi: 10.1186/s13722-021-00279-x - [Download PDF]
  • Community-based naloxone coverage equity for the prevention of opioid overdose fatalities in racial/ethnic minority communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
    Nolen S, Zang X, Chatterjee A, Behrends CN, Green TC, Kumar A, Linas BP, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Walley AY, Yan S. Addiction. 2021 Nov 25. doi: 10.1111/add.15759
  • "My 12-year-old brother’s death was used to sell the ‘war on drugs.’ It’s time for Biden to end it."

    Van Der Meer T, Brody JK, Jones K. The Washington Post. 2021 Aug 30. [Access article]

  • Experience with a mobile addiction program among people experiencing homelessness

    Fine DR, Weinstock K, Plakas I, Mackin S, Wright J, Gaeta JM, Donelan K, Baggett TP. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2021;32(3):1145-54. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0119

  • Harm reduction for adolescents and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study of Community Care in Reach

    Noyes E, Yeo E, Yerton M, Plakas I, Keyes S, Obando A, Gaeta JM, Taveras EM, Chatterjee A. Public Health Reports. 2021 May;136(3):301-8. doi: 10.1177%2F0033354921999396 - [Download PDF]

  • Opioid use disorder treatment for people experiencing homelessness: a scoping review

    McLaughlin MF, Li R, Carrero ND, Bain PA, Chatterjee A. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2021 Apr 20:108717. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108717

  • Office-Based Addiction Treatment retention and mortality among people experiencing homelessness

    Fine DR, Lewis E, Weinstock K, Wright J, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e210477. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0477 - [Download PDF]

  • Projected estimates of opioid mortality after community-level interventions

    Linas BP, Savinkina A, Madushani RW, Wang J, Yazdi GE, Chatterjee A, Walley AY, Morgan JR, Epstein RL, Assoumou SA, Murphy SM. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2037259. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37259 - [Download PDF]

  • Substance consumption and intoxication patterns in a medically supervised overdose prevention program for people experiencing homelessness

    Wishik G, Gaeta JM, Racine MW, O’Connell JJ, Baggett TP. Substance Abuse. 2021 Jan 21:1-2. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1876201

  • Principles of harm reduction for young people who use drugs

    Kimmel SD, Gaeta JM, Hadland SE, Hallett E, Marshall BD. Pediatrics. 2021 Jan 1:147(Supplement 2):S240-8. doi: - [Download PDF]

  • Community Care in Reach: mobilizing harm reduction and addiction treatment services for vulnerable populations

    Regis C, Gaeta JM, Mackin S, Baggett TP, Quinlan J, Taveras EM. Frontiers in Public Health. 2020 Sep 25;8:501. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00501 - [Download PDF]

  • Disaster psychiatry and homelessness: creating a mental health COVID-19 response
    Dotson S, Ciarocco S, Koh KA. The Lancet Psychiatry. 2020; doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30343-6  - [Download PDF]
  • Baseline factors associated with mortality in patients who engage in buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder: a cohort study

    Fine DR, Yu Liyang, Triant VA, Baggett TP, Metlay J. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020; 35(8):2375-2382. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05779-1

  • COVID-19 emergency reforms in Massachusetts support behavioral health care and reduce mortality of people with serious mental illness

    Bartels SJ, Baggett TP, Freudenreich O, Bird BL. Psychiatry Services 2020; 71(10):1078-1081. doi: 10.1176/ - [Download PDF]

  • Hospitalization outcomes of people who use drugs: one size does not fit all
    Merchant E, Burke D, Shaw L, Tookes H, Patil D, Barocas JA, Wurcel AG. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2020 May 1;112:23-8. doi: x - [Download PDF]
  • Psychiatry on the streets: caring for homeless patients

    Koh KA. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(5):445-6. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.4706

  • Overdose, out front
    Chatterjee A. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2019;171(8):591-2. doi: 10.7326/M19-2120
  • “That’s what we call the cocktail”: non-opioid medication and supplement misuse among opioid users
    Chatterjee A, Lopez D, Ramkellawan S, Brown R, Smith K, Gaeta JM, Baggett TP.  Substance Abuse. 2019:1-8.doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1671943
  • Public restrooms and the opioid epidemic

    Fozouni L, Buchheit B, Walley AY, Testa M, Chatterjee A. Substance Abuse. 2019:1-5. doi:10.1080/08897077.2019.1640834

  • A pitiful sanctuary

    Gaeta JM. 2019;321(24):2407-2408. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.7998 - [Download PDF]

  • SmokefreeTXT for homeless smokers: pilot randomized controlled trial
    Baggett TP, McGlave C, Kruse GR, Yaqubi A, Chang Y, Rigotti NA. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2019;7(6):e13162. - [Download PDF]
  • Non-fatal opioid-related overdoses among adolescents in Massachusetts, 2012-2014

    Chatterjee A, Larochelle M., Xuan Z., Wang N, Bernson D, Silverstein M, Hadland S, Land T, Samet J, Walley, A, Bagley S. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2019; 194, 28-31. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.09.020 - [Download PDF]

  • Subsistence difficulties are associated with more barriers to quitting and worse abstinence outcomes among homeless smokers: evidence from two studies in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Baggett TP, Yaqubi A, Berkowitz SA, Kalkhoran SM, McGlave C, Change Y, Campbell EG, Rigotti NA. BMC Public Health. 2018; 18(1): 463. - [Download PDF]

  • Financial incentives for smoking abstinence in homeless smokers: a pilot randomized controlled trial

    Baggett TP, Chang Y, Yaqubi A, McGlave C, Higgins ST, Rigotti NA. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2018 Nov 15;20(12):1442-50. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx178 - [Download PDF]

  • Exploring opioid use disorder, its impact, and treatment among individuals experiencing homelessness as part of a family
    Chatterjee A, Yu EJ, Tishberg L. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2018 Jul 1;188:161-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.012
  • Financial strain, quit attempts, and smoking abstinence among US adult smokers

    Kalkhoran S, Berkowitz SA, Rigotti NA, Baggett TP. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018;55(1):80-88. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.01.036 - [Download PDF]

  • New strategies are needed to stop overdose fatalities: the case for supervised injection facilities

    Gaeta JM, Racine M. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018;168(9):664-665. doi: 10.7326/M18-0258 - [Download PDF]

  • Changes in public order after the opening of an overdose monitoring facility for people who inject drugs
    León C, Cardoso LJ, Johnston S, Mackin S, Bock B, Gaeta JM. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2018;53:90-5. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.12.009 - [Download PDF]
  • The willingness of people who inject drugs in Boston to use a supervised injection facility

    León C, Cardoso L, Mackin S, Bock B, Gaeta JM. Substance Abuse 2017;39(1):95-101. doi:10.1080/08897077.2017.1365804 - [Download PDF]

  • Shelter-based opioid treatment: increasing access to addiction treatment in a family shelter

    Chatterjee A, Obando A, Strickland E, Nestler A, Harrington-Levey R, Williams T, LaCoursiere-Zucchero T. American Journal of Public Health. 2017 Jul;107(7):1092-4. doi: 10.2105%2FAJPH.2017.303786 - [Download PDF]

  • Other tobacco product and electronic cigarette use among homeless cigarette smokers

    Baggett TP, Campbell EG, Chang Y, Rigotti NA. Addictive Behaviors. 2016 Sep 1;60:124-30. doi: 10.1016%2Fj.addbeh.2016.04.006 - [Download PDF]

  • Providing a safe space and medical monitoring to prevent overdose deaths

Social Determinants of Health

  • Predicting homelessness among U.S. Army soldiers no longer on active duty
    Koh KA, Montgomery AE, O'Brien RW, Kennedy CJ, Luedtke A, Sampson NA, Gildea SM, Hwang I, King AJ, Petriceks AH, Petukhova MV. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2022 Apr 14. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.12.028
  • Meeting the health care needs of transgender people without housing

    Klein P. The Commonwealth Fund: The Dose. 2021 Nov 5. [Access podcast]

  • Adverse childhood experiences and homelessness: advances and aspirations
    Koh KA, Montgomery AE. The Lancet Public Health. 2021 Nov 1;6(11):e787-8. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00210-3 - [Download PDF]
  • Invited Commentary: Data sources that enumerate people experiencing homelessness in the United States: Opportunities and challenges for epidemiological researchq

    Roncarati JS, Byrne TH, McInnes DK. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2021 Apr 16. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwab104 - [Download PDF]

  • Excited delirium: valid clinical diagnosis or medicalized racism? Organized medicine needs to take a stand

    Brody JK, Jordan A, Wakeman S. STAT. 2021 Apr 6. [Access article]

  • Housing Boston's chronically homeless unsheltered population: 14 years later

    Roncarati JS, Tiemeier R, Tachick R, Vander Weele TJ, O'Connell JJ. Medical Care. 2021 Apr 1;59:S170-4. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001409 - [Download PDF]

  • The final public charge admissibility rule: implications for Massachusetts

    Love KA, Gershon R, Sullivan M. Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and Commonwealth Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

  • Dietary inadequacies among US homeless faamilies: an enduring problem
    Brown R, Chatterjee A. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2018;29(4):1188-1208. doi:10.1353/hpu.2018.0090
  • "Feastworthy is something that gives us our dignity back:" Feasibility of a delivered prepared meal program for families in motel-shelters.

    Chatterjee A, Brown R, Block JP. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2018;29(4):1333-55. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2018.0099

  • Poverty, homelessness, and social disorganization

    Zuckerman B, Obando A. In: Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Orange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, Rudolph AM, Rudolph CD. Rudolph's Pediatrics. McGraw Hill Professional; 2018 Aug 21.

  • Prevalence of housing problems among community health center patients
    Baggett TP, Berkowitz SA, Fung V, Gaeta JM. 2018 Feb 20;319(7):717-9. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.19869 - [Download PDF]
  • Permanent supportive housing for homeless people: reframing the debate
    Kertesz SG, Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Buck DS, Kushel MB. . The New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 Dec 1;375(22):2115. doi:10.1056/nejmp1608326

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


Other Chronic and Acute Health Conditions

  • Patient navigation to promote lung cancer screening in a community health center for people experiencing homelessness: Protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

    Baggett TP, Teixeira JB, Rodriguez EC, Anandakugan N, Sporn N, Chang Y, Percac-Lima S, Park ER and Rigotti NA. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2022 Feb; 113:106666. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106666

  • Gender-affirming surgeries: women

    Boskey ER and Klein P. In Goldberg AE and Beemyn G, eds. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. SAGE Publications; 2021. doi: 10.4135/9781544393858

  • Physical and behavioral health characteristics of aging homeless women in the United States: an integrative review.

    Dickins KA, Philpotts LL, Flanagan J, Bartels SJ, Baggett TP, Looby SE.  Journal of Women's Health. 2021 Oct 1;30(10):1493-507. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8557

  • 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.

Health Care Utilization, Costs, and Technology

Infectious Disease, Social Determinants of Health

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]