Theresa W. Kim, MD is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center..She is also a primary care physician at the Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program After completing research training in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, she became a faculty member of the Clinical Addiction Research Education (CARE) program at Boston Medical Center. She is also a consultant for the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – Training and Technical Assistance. Her research interests include: 1) defining and measuring the effects of quality primary medical care and substance abuse treatment; 2) access to care for homeless populations and 3) medical complications of substance dependence including HIV infection and poor bone health.
- Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
- Boston University School of Medicine, MD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MSc
- Boston University, BA
- Published on 10/16/2017
Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159. PMID: 29034725.
- Published on 2/7/2017
Kim TW, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Receipt of addiction treatment as a consequence of a brief intervention for drug use in primary care: a randomized trial. Addiction. 2017 May; 112(5):818-827. PMID: 27886657.
- Published on 2/25/2016
Stringfellow EJ, Kim TW, Gordon AJ, Pollio DE, Grucza RA, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Kertesz SG. Substance use among persons with homeless experience in primary care. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):534-541. PMID: 26914448.
- Published on 12/21/2015
Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Wang N, German J, Saitz R. The spectrum of unhealthy drug use and quality of care for hypertension and diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(12):e008508. PMID: 26692554.
- Published on 2/6/2015
Chrystal JG, Glover DL, Young AS, Whelan F, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Pollio DE, Holt CL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Steward JL, Kertesz SG. Experience of primary care among homeless individuals with mental health conditions. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0117395. PMID: 25659142.
- Published on 12/2/2014
Park TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Kim TW, Fitzgerald A, Saitz R. The prescription of addiction medications after implementation of chronic care management for substance dependence in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 May; 52:17-23. PMID: 25524751.
- Published on 8/1/2014
Kertesz SG, Pollio DE, Jones RN, Steward J, Stringfellow EJ, Gordon AJ, Johnson NK, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Austin EL, Young AS, Chrystal JG, Davis LL, Roth DL, Holt CL. Development of the Primary Care Quality-Homeless (PCQ-H) instrument: a practical survey of homeless patients' experiences in primary care. Med Care. 2014 Aug; 52(8):734-42. PMID: 25023918.
- Published on 10/22/2013
Kertesz SG, Holt CL, Steward JL, Jones RN, Roth DL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TW, Austin EL, Henry SR, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O'Connell JJ, Golden JF, Young AS, Davis LL, Pollio DE. Comparing homeless persons' care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S331-9. PMID: 24148052.
- Published on 9/18/2013
Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter M, Kim TW, Meli SM, Allensworth-Davies D, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Samet JH. Chronic care management for dependence on alcohol and other drugs: the AHEAD randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Sep 18; 310(11):1156-67. PMID: 24045740.
- Published on 6/26/2013
Upshur CC, Weinreb L, Cheng DM, Kim TW, Samet JH, Saitz R. Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use? Am J Addict. 2014 Jan-Feb; 23(1):76-83. PMID: 24313245.
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