Mental Health and Addiction

  • 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

  • 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]
  • 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]

  • 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 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]

Infectious Disease

Health Care Utilization, Costs, and Technology

  • 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]


  • The use of high-risk criteria to assess mortality risk among unsheltered homeless persons
    Roncarati JS, O'Connell JJ, Hwang SW, Baggett TP, Cook EF, Krieger N, Sorensen G. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2020;31(1):441-54. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2020.0032
  • Mortality among unsheltered homeless adults in Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2009
    Roncarati JS, Baggett TP, O’Connell JJ, Hwang SW, Cook EF, Krieger N, Sorensen G. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2018;178(9):1242-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2924 - [Download PDF]
  • Lung cancer mortality associated with smoking and smoking cessation among people living with HIV in the United States
    Reddy KP, Kong CY, Hyle EP, Baggett TP, Huang M, Parker RA, Paltiel AD, Losina E, Weinstein MC, Freedberg KA, Walensky RP. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017; 1;177(11):1613-21. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4349 - [Download PDF]
  • Mortality among homeless adults in Boston: shifts in causes of death over a 15-year period
    Baggett TP, Hwang SW, O’Connell JJ, Porneala BC, Stringfellow EJ, Orav EJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013;173(3):189-95. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1604 - [Download PDF]

Social Determinants of Health

  • 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
  • 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