Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH

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Associate Professor of Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program

Director, Preventive Medicine Residency

Director, Wellness Program

Chair, Faculty Development and Diversity Committee, Department of Medicine

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Dr. Liebschutz is a primary care internist, preventive medicine physician, researcher and educator.  She is Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship and Preventive Medicine Residency programs. She is also Wellness Director for Boston Medical Center and chairs the Faculty Development and Diversity Committee for the Department of Medicine.   Her primary areas of expertise and research involve the health impact of violence, including the intersection with substance use disorders, health care utilization, chronic pain, and the patient doctor relationship. Another area of interest includes use of opiates for chronic pain.  She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Her research and educational endeavors have been supported by NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the American Cancer Society, Substance Abuse-Mental Health Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and the Health Resources Service Administration

Boston University faculty appointment: 1998

Areas of Specialization

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Community Violence
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Primary care
  • Substance use disorders, including prescription drug abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Health care utilization, including patient-doctor relationship

Education and Training

General Medicine Fellowship Program, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1995-1998

Boston City Hospital (Internal Medicine), Boston, MA, 1991-1994
Boston Medical Center (Preventive Medicine), Boston, MA, 1995-1998

MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. 
MPH (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
BA (East Asian Studies), Yale University, New Haven, CT

Honors and Awards

  • Community Doctor of the Year, Suffolk County Medical Society, 2012
  • Elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®, Boston Magazine,  2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Boston University, 2004
  • “Top Doctor” (Best Doctors in America Survey, Boston), Boston Magazine, 2007

 Key Publications

Liebschutz JM, Alford DA. Safe Opioid Prescribing, A Long Way to Go. Journal of General Internal Medicine.  2011:26;951-952

Liebschutz JM, Saitz R, Weiss RD, Averbuch T, Schwartz SL, Meltzer EC, Claggett-Borne E, Cabral H, Samet JH. Clinical factors associated with prescription drug use disorder in urban primary care patients with chronic pain, Journal of Pain. 2010:11(11);1047-1055.

Liebschutz JM, Schwartz SL, Hoyte J, Conoscenti L, Christian A, Muhummad L, Harper D, James TA. Chasm between Injury and Care: Experiences of Black Male Victims of Violence. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 2010: 69(6):1372-1378.

Liebschutz JM, Battaglia T, Finley E, Averbuch T. Disclosing intimate partner violence to health care clinicians- What a difference the setting makes: a qualitative study; BMC Public Health 2008, 8:229.


Liebschutz JM, Frayne SM, Saxe GN, eds. Violence Against Women: A Physician’s Guide to Identification and Management. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians Press; 2003; 342 pages.

Publications and NIH Grant Support