Debbie Cheng, Publications


Blood EA, Cheng DM. The use of mixed models for the analysis of mediated data with time-dependent predictors. J Environ Public Health. 2011;2011:435078. PMID: 21647351.

D’Amore MM, Cheng DM, Kressin NR, Jones J, Samet JH, Winter M, Kim TW, Saitz R. Oral health of substance-dependent individuals: Impact of specific substances. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Sep;41(2):179-85. PMID: 21474269.

Ireland J, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bridden C, Quinn E, Saitz R. Operating characteristics of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) for identifying unhealthy alcohol use in adults with HIV infection. AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;23(11):1483-91. PMID: 21732900.

Kabali C, Cheng DM, Brooks D, Bridden C, Horsburgh R Jr, Samet JH. Recent cigarette smoking and HIV disease progression: No evidence of an association. AIDS Care. 2011 Aug;23(8):947-56. PMID: 21400309.

Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH. Initiation and engagement in chronic disease management care for substance dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 May;115(1-2):80-6. PMID: 21168981.

Langmore S, Krisciunas GP, Miloro KV, Evans SR, Cheng DM. Does PEG use cause dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients? Dysphagia. Epub 2011 Aug 18. PMID: 21850606.

Orwat J, Saitz R, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Samet JH. Substance abuse treatment utilization among adults living with HIV/AIDS and alcohol or drug problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Jan;113(2-3):165-71. PMID: 21700412.

Orwat J, Samet JH, Tompkins CP, Cheng DM, Dentato MP, Saitz R.  Factors associated with attendance in 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous) among adults with alcohol problems living with HIV/AIDS.  Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan;113(2-3):165-71. PMID: 20832197. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.07.021.

Raj A, Saggurti N, Cheng DM, Dasgupta A, Bridden C, Pradeshi M, Samet JH. Transactional sex risk and STI among HIV-infected female sex workers and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS Care. 2011 Nov;23(11):1374-81. PMID: 21711167.

Reif S, Larson MJ, Cheng DM, Allensworth-Davies D, Samet J, Saitz R. Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2011 Oct 18;6:28. PMID: 22008255. PMCID: PMC3220629.

Silverman JG, Decker MR, Cheng DM, Wirth K, Saggurti N, McCauley HL, Falb KL, Donta B, Raj A. Gender-based disparities in infant and child mortality based on maternal exposure to spousal violence: The heavy burden borne by Indian girls. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jan;165(1):22-7. PMID: 21199976.

Silverman JG, Raj A, Cheng DM, Decker MR, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardeshi M, Saggurti N, Samet JH. Sex Trafficking and Initiation-Related Violence, Alcohol Use, and HIV Risk Among HIV-Infected Female Sex Workers in Mumbai, India. J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec;204 Suppl 5:S1229-34. PMID: 22043037.


Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Factors associated with favorable drinking outcome 12 months after hospitalization in a prospective cohort study of inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct;25(10):1024-9. PMID: 20480250.

Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Quinn E, Saitz R. Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Drug Alcohol Depend. Jun 2010;112:160-63. PMID: 20579819.

Blood EA, Cabral H, Heeren T, Cheng DM. Performance of mixed effects models in the analysis of mediated longitudinal data. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2010 Feb;10:16. PMID: 20170503.

Saitz R, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Samet J, Palfai T. Screening and brief intervention for unhealthy drug use in primary care settings: randomized clinical trials are needed. J Addict Med. 2010;4(3):123-30.

Samet JH, Pace CA, Cheng DM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardesi M, Saggurti N, Raj A. Alcohol use and sex risk behaviors among HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS Behav. 2010;14:74-83. PMID: 20544381.

Williams EC, Palfai T, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bradley KA, Koepsell TD, Wickizer TM, Heagerty PJ, Saitz R. Physical health and drinking among medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: A prospective study. Alc Clin Exp Res. 2010; 34:257-1265. PMID: 20477765.


Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Samet JH, Saitz JH.  Does readiness to change predict subsequent alcohol consumption in medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use?  Addict Behav 2009; 34:636-640.  PMID:  19428189

Cheng DM, Libman H, Bridden C, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Alcohol consumption and lipodystrophy in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Alcohol. 2009; 43:65-71.

Raj A, Cheng DM, Krupitsky EM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Samet JH.  Correlates of any condom use among Russian narcology patients reporting recent unprotected sex. AIDS and Behav. 2009; 13:310-317.

Raj A, Cheng DM, Krupitsky EM, Levenson S, Egorova VY, Meli S, Zvartau EE, Samet JH.  Binge drinking and unsafe sex: a study of narcology hospital patients from St. Petersburg, Russia. Substance Abuse. 2009; 30:1-10.

Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Dukes k, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH.  Some medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use may benefit from brief intervention. J Stud alc Drugs. 2009; 70:426-435.

Walley AY, Farrar D, Cheng DM, Alford DP, Samet JH. Are opioid dependence and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) documented in the medical record? A patient safety issue. J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24:1007–11.


Walley AY, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes D, Horsburgh CR Jr, Saitz R, Samet JH. (2008).  Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol      problems. AIDS, 22(3):415-20.

Kuohung W, Ram K, Cheng DM, Marcus KJ, Diller LR, Laufer MR. (2008). Laparoscopic oophoropexy prior to radiation for pediatric brain tumor and subsequent ovarian function. Hum Reprod, 23(1):117-121.

Rothman EF, Cheng DM, Pedley A, Samet JH, Palfai T, Liebschutz JM, Saitz R. (2008). Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence.  J Subst Abuse Treat, 34(4):464-70.

Siegel, M., Albers, A.B., Cheng, D.M., Hamilton, W.L., Biener, L. (2008). Local restaurant smoking regulations and the adolescent smoking initiation process: results of a multi-level contextual analysis among Massachusetts youths.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 162(5):477-83.

Walley AY, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Edwards EM, Bridden C, Egorova VY, Zvartau EE, Woody GE, Samet JH. (2008). Implications of Cannabis Use and Heavy Alcohol Use on HIV Drug Risk Behaviors in Russian Heroin Users.  AIDS Behav, 12(4):662-9.

Walley, A.Y., Alperen, J.K., Cheng, D.M., Botticelli, M., Castro-Donlan, C., Samet, J.H., Alford, D.P. (2008).  Office-based management of opioid dependence with buprenorphine: clinical practices and barriers.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(9):1393-8.

Saitz, R., Horton, N.J., Cheng, D.M., Samet, J.H. (2008).  Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(9):1482-6.

Albers, A.B., Biener, L., Siegel, M., Cheng, D.M., Rigotti, N.A., (2008). Household smoking bans and adolescent anti-smoking attitudes and smoking initiation: findings from a longitudinal study of a Massachusetts youth cohort. Am J  Public Health, 98(10):1886-93.

Sullivan L.E., Saitz R., Cheng D.M., Libman H., Nunes D., Samet J.H. (2008). The impact of alcohol use on depressive symptoms in HIV-infected patients.  Addiction, 103(9):1461-7.

Samet, J.H., Krupitsky, E.M., Cheng, D.M., Raj, A., Egorova, V.Y., Levenson, S., Meli, S., Bridden, C., Verbitskaya, E.V.,  Kamb, M.L., Zvartau, E.E. (2008). Mitigating risky sexual behaviors among Russian narcology hospital patients: the PREVENT (Partnership to Reduce the Epidemic Via Engagement in Narcology Treatment) randomized controlled trial.  Addiction, 103(9):1474-83.

Edwards, E.M., Cheng, D.M., Levenson, S., Bridden, C., Meli, S., Egorova, V.Y., Krupitsky, E.M., Samet, J.H. (2008).  Behavioral assessments in Russian addiction treatment inpatients: A comparison of ACASI and Interviewer-Administered Questionnaires. HIV Clinical Trials, 9(4):247-53.


Patwari, P., Cheng, D.M., Cole, A.A., Kuettner, K.E., Grodzinsky, A.J.  (2007).  Analysis of the Relationship between Peak Stress and Proteoglycan Loss Following Injurious Compression of Human Post-mortem Knee and Ankle Cartilage.  Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 6(1-2):83-9.

Raj, A., Saitz, R., Cheng, D.M., Winter, M., Samet, J.H. (2007). Associations Between Alcohol, Heroin and Cocaine Use and High Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Detoxification Patients.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33(1):169-78.

Kim, T.W., Samet, J.H., Cheng, D.M., Winter, M., Gelb Safran, D., Saitz, R. (2007).  Primary Care Quality and Addiction Severity:  A Prospective Cohort Study.  Health Services Research, 42(2):755-72.

Chuang, C.H., Liebschutz, J.M., Cheng, D.M.,  Raj, A., Samet, J.H. (2007). Substance Use During Sexual and Physical Assault in HIV-Infected Persons. Violence and Victims, 22(2):216-25.

Freiberg, M., Cheng, D.M., Kraemer, K.L., Saitz, R., Kuller, L.H., Samet, J.H. (2007).  The Association between Hepatitis C Infection and Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease among HIV-Infected People.  AIDS, 21(2):193-7.

Alford, D.P., LaBelle, C.T., Richardson, J.M., O’Connell, J.J., Hohl, C.A., Cheng, D.M., Samet, J.H. (2007).  Treating Homeless Opioid Dependent Patients with Buprenorphine in an Office-Based Setting. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(2):171-6.

Albers, A.B., Siegel, M., Cheng, D.M., Biener, L.,  Rigotti, N.A., (2007).  Effect of Local Restaurant Smoking Regulations on Smokers’ Anti-Smoking Attitudes and Quitting Behaviours.  Tobacco Control, 16(2):101-6.

Saitz, R., Palfai, T.P., Cheng, D.M., Horton, N.J., Freedner, N., Dukes, K., Kraemer, K.L., Roberts, M.S., Guerriero, R.T., Samet, J.H. (2007).  Brief Intervention for Medical Inpatients With Unhealthy Alcohol Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 146(3):167-76.

Saitz, R., Gaeta, J., Cheng, D.M., Richardson, J.M., Larson, M.J., Samet, J.H. (2007). Risk of Mortality During Four Years After Substance Detoxification in Urban Adults. Journal of Urban Health, 84(2):272-82.

Larson, M.J., Paasche-Orlow, M.K., Cheng, D.M., Lloyd-Travaglini, C., Saitz, R., Samet, J.H.  (2007).  Persistent Pain is Associated with Substance Use after Detoxification:  A Prospective Cohort Analysis.  Addiction, 102(5):752-60.

Cheng, D.M., Nunes, D.,  Libman, H., Vidaver, J., Alperen, J.K., Saitz, R., Samet, J.H. (2007). Impact of Hepatitis C on HIV Progression in Adults with Alcohol Problems. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 31(5):829-36.

Tsui, J.I., Saitz, R., Cheng, D.M., Nunes, D., Libman, H., Alperen, J.K., Samet, J.H. (2007).  Awareness of Hepatitis C Diagnosis is Associated with Less Alcohol Use Among Persons Co-Infected with HIV.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(6):822-5.

Takizawa, C.M., Cheng, D.M., Samet, J.H., Winter, M., Larson, M.J., Saitz, R.  (2007).  Primary Medical Care and Reductions in HIV Risk Behaviors in Adults with Addictions.   Journal of Addictive Diseases, 26(3):17-26.

Kim, T.W., Palepu, A, Cheng, D.M.,  Libman, H., Saitz, R., Samet, J.H. (2007).  Factors Associated with Discontinuation of Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-infected Patients with Alcohol Problems. AIDS Care, 19(8):1039-47.

Palfai, T.P., Cheng, D.M., Samet, J.H., Kraemer, K.L., MSc, Roberts, M.S., Saitz, R. (2007).  Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems:  A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 68(5): 673-80.

Samet JH, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Alperen JK, Saitz R. (2007).Alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 46(2):194-9.