Jeffrey Samet, Publications


Lasser K, Kronman A, Cabral H, Samet JH.  Emergency department use by primary care patients at a safety-net hospital. Arch Intern Med. 2012 ;3:278-280.

Meltzer EC, Averbuch T, Samet JH, Saitz R, Jabbar K, Lloyd-Traviglini C, Liebschutz JM. Discrepancy in diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Treatment for the wrong reason. J Behav Health Serv & Res. 2012; 39:190-201.

Allensworth-Davies D, Cheng DM, Smith PC, Samet JH, Saitz R.  The short inventory of problems – modified for drug use (SIP-DU): validity in a primary care sample. Am J Addictions. 2012; 21:257-262.

Gidwani R, Goetz MB, Kominski G, Asch S, Mattocks K, Samet JH, Justice A, Gandhi N, Needleman J.  A budget impact analysis of rapid HIV screening in Veteran’s Administration emergency departments. J Emerg Med. 2012; 42:719-726.

Walley AY, Cheng DM, Pierce CE, Chen C, Filippell T, Samet JH, Alford DP.  Methadone dose, take home status and hospital admission among methadone maintenance patients. J Addict Med. 2012; 6:186–190.


Orwat J, Samet JH, Tompkin CP, Cheng DM, Dentatoa 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 Alc Depend. 2011; 113:165-171.

Meltzer EC, Rybin D, Saitz R, Samet JH, Schwartz SL, Butler SF, Liebschutz JM.  Identifying prescription opioid use disorder in primary care: diagnostic characteristics of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM). J Pain. 2011; 152:397-402.

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Kretsch N, Bergeron A, Winter M, Botticelli M, Samet JH. Collaborative care of opioid-addicted patients in primary care using buprenorphine five-year experience. Arch Intern Med. 2011; 171:425-431.

Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH.  Initiation and engagement in chronic disease management care for substance dependence. Drug Alc Depend. 2011; 115:80-86.

Lasser KE, Kim TW, Alford DP, Cabral H, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and influenza vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. (online only) 2011:1-8.

D’Amore M, Cheng DM, Kressin NR, Jones J, Samet JH, Winter M, Kim T, Saitz R.  Oral health of substance-dependent individuals: impact of specific substances. J Substance Abuse Treat. 2011; 41:179-185.

Kabali C, Cheng D, Bridden C, Samet JH, Horsburgh CR, Brooks DR.  Recent cigarette smoking and HIV disease progression: no evidence of an association. AIDS Care. 2011; 23:947-956.

Raj A, Saggurti N, Cheng DM, Dasgupta A, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardeshi M, Samet JH. Transactional sex risk and STI among HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS Care. 2011; 23:1374-1381.

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; 23:1483-1491.

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 Substance Abuse Treat. 2011; 41:233-242.

Freiberg MS, Chung-Chou CH, Skanderson M, McGinnis K, Kuller LH, Kraemer KL, Rimland D, Goetz MB, Butt AA, Rodriguez Barradas MC, Gibert C, Leaf D, Brown ST, Samet JH, Kazis L, Bryant K, Justice AC.  The risk of incident coronary heart disease among veterans with and without HIV and Hepatitis C. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011; 4:4 425-432.

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;204:1229-1234.

Reif S, Larson MJ, Cheng DM, Allensworth-Davies D, Samet JH, Saitz R.  Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2011; 6:28.


Cook RL, McGinnis KA, Samet JH, Fiellin DA, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Kraemer KL, Gibert CL,   Braithwaite RS, Goulet JL, Mattocks K, Crystal S, Gordon AJ, Oursler KA, Justice AC.  Erectile dysfunction drug receipt, risky sexual behavior and sexually transmitted diseases in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men. J Gen Intern Med. 2010; 25:115-121.

Freiberg MS, McGinnis KA, Kraemer K, Samet JH, Conigliaro J, Ellison RC, Bryant K, Kuller LH,

Justice AC.  The association between alcohol consumption and prevalent cardiovascular diseases among HIV infected and uninfected men. JAIDS. 2010; 53:247-253.

Shanahan CW, Beers D, Alford DP, Brigandi E, Samet JH.  A transitional opioid program to engage hospitalized drug users. J Gen Intern Med. 2010; 25:803-808.

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 and Behavior. 2010; 14:74-83.

Williams EC, Palfai T, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Bradley KA, Koepsell T, Wickizer T, 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.

Hahn JA, Samet JH.  Alcohol and HIV disease progression: weighing the evidence. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 2010; 7:226-233.

Saitz R, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Palfai TP.  Screening and brief intervention for unhealthy drug use in primary care settings: randomized clinical trials are needed. J Addict Med.  2010; 4:123-130.

Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Quinn E, Saitz R.  Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. Drug Alc Depend. 2010; 112:160-163.

Samet JH, Walley AY.  Interventions Targeting HIV-Infected risky drinkers: drops in the bottle. Alcohol Research & Health. 2010; 33:267-279.

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. J Pain. 2010; 11:1047-1055.


Alford D, Bridden C, Jackson A, Saitz R, Amodeo M, Barnes H, Samet JH.  Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: An evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 24:40-47.

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; 30:213-223.

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.

Kim TW, Alford DP, Holick MF, Malabanan AO, Samet JH.  Low vitamin D status of patients in methadone maintenance treatment. J Addict Med. 2009; 3:134-138.

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


Walley AY, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Saitz R, Faber V, Samet JH.  Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems.  AIDS. 2008; 22:415-420.

Rothman EF, Cheng DM, Pedley A, Samet JH, Palfai T, Liebschutz JM, Saitz R.  Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence.  J Substance Abuse Treat. 2008; 34:464-470.

Saitz R, Larson MJ, LaBelle C, Richardson JM, Samet JH.  The case for chronic disease management for addiction.  J Addic Med. 2008; 2:55-65.

Walley WY, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Edwards EM, Bridden C, Egarova VY, Zvartau EE, Woody GE, Samet JH.  Implications of cannabis use and heavy alcohol use on HIV drug risk behaviors in Russian heroin users.  AIDS Behav. 2008; 12:662-669.

Kartha A, Brower V, Saitz R, Samet JH, Keane TM, Liebschutz J.  The impact of trauma exposure and post traumatic stress disorder on healthcare utilization among primary care patients.  Medical Care. 2008; 46:388-393.

Saitz R, Horton NJ, Cheng DM, Samet JH.  Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care.  J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23:1482-1486.

Samet JH, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Egorova VY, Levenson S, Meli S, Bridden C, Verbitskaya EV, Kamb ML, Zvartau E.  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. 2008; 103:1474-1483.

Walley AY, Alperen JK, Cheng DM, Botticelli M, Castro-Dolan C, Samet JH, Alford DP.   Office-based management of opioid dependence with buprenorphine: clinical practices and barriers. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23:1393-1398.

Sullivan LE, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes D,  Samet JH.  The impact of alcohol use on depressive symptoms in HIV-infected patients. Addiction. 2008; 103:1461-1467.

Edwards EM, Cheng DM, Levenson S, Bridden C, Meli S, Egorova VY, Krupitsky EM, Samet JH.Behavioral assessments in Russian addiction treatment inpatients: a comparison of ACASI and interviewer-administered questionnaires. HIV Clin Trials. 2008; 9:247-253.


Samet JH, Walley AY. Can one be an expert in addiction medicine without expertise in pain management?  (Commentary) Addiction. 2008; 103:2006-2007.


Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Kraemer KL, Saitz R, Kuller LH, Samet JH.  The association between hepatitis C infection and prevalent cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2007; 21:193-197.

Williams EC, Horton NJ, Samet JH, Saitz R.  Do brief measures of readiness to change predict alcohol consumption and consequences in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use? Alc Clin Exp Res. 2007; 31:428-435.

Graham CS, Wells A, Edwards EM, Heeren T, Tumilty S, Stuver SO, Samet JH, Nunes D, Horsburgh CR, Koziel MJ.  Effect of exposure to injection drugs or alcohol on antigen-specific immune responses in HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. J Infect Diseases. 2007; 195:847-856.

Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter M, Safran DG, Saitz R.  Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study. Health Services Research. 2007; 42:755-772.

Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Vidaver J, Alperen JK, Saitz R, Samet JH. The impact of hepatitis C on HIV progression in adults with alcohol problems.  Alc Clin Exp Res. 2007; 31:829-836.

Campos NG, Salomon JA, Servoss JC, Nunes DP, Samet JH, Freedberg KA, Goldie SJ.  Cost-effectiveness of treatment for Hepatitis C in an urban cohort co-infected with HIV.  Am J Med. 2007; 120:272-279.

Alford DP, LaBelle C, Richardson JM, O’Connell JJ, Hohl CA, Cheng DM, Samet JH.  Treating homeless opioid dependent patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2007; 22:171-176.

Larson MJ, Paasche-Orlow MK, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Saitz R, Samet JH.  Persistent pain is associated with substance use after detoxification: a prospective cohort analysis. Addiction. 2007; 102:752-760.

Chuang CH, Liebschutz JM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Samet JH.  Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons. Violence Vict. 2007; 22:216-225.

Saitz R, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Horton NJ, Freedner N, Dukes K, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Guerriero RT, Samet JH.  Brief intervention for medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use: a randomized-controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2007; 146:167-176.

Liebschutz J, Saitz R, Brower V, Keane TM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Averbuch T, Samet JH.  PTSD in urban primary care: high prevalence in low physician recognition. J Gen Intern Med. 2007; 22:719-726.

Tsui J, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Nunes D, Libman H, Alperen JK, Samet JH.  Awareness of hepatitis C diagnosis is associated with greater abstinence from alcohol among persons co-infected with HIV.  J Gen Intern Med. 2007; 22:822-825.

Wines JD, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH.  Overdose after detoxification: a prospective study.  Drug Alc Depend. 2007; 89:161-169.

Saitz R, Gaeta J, Cheng DM, Richardson JM, Larson MJ, Samet JH.  Risk of mortality during 4 years after substance detoxification in urban adults.  J Urban Health. 2007; 84:272-282.

Takizawa C, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Winter M, Larson MJ, Saitz R.  Primary medical care can reduce HIV risk behaviors in adults with addictions. J Addict Dis. 2007; 26:17-25.

Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Kraemer KL, Roberts MS, Saitz R.  Depressive symptoms and subsequent alcohol use and problems: a prospective study of medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use. J Stud Alc Drugs. 2007; 68:673-680.

Samet JH, Cheng DM, Libman H, Nunes DP, Alperen JK, Saitz R.  Alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression.  J AIDS. 2007; 46:194-199.

Kim TW, Palepu A, Cheng DM, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. AIDS Care. 2007; 19:1039-1047.

Finucane MM, Samet JH, Horton NJ.  Translational methods in biostatistics: linear mixed effect regression models of alcohol consumption and HIV disease progression over time. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations. 2007; 4:8.

Raj A, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter M, Samet JH. Associations between alcohol, heroin and cocaine use and high risk sexual behaviors among detoxification patients. Am J Drug Alc Abuse. 2007; 33:169-178.


Gordon AJ, Sullivan LE, Alford DP, Arnsten JH, Gourevitch MN, Kertesz SG, Kunins HV, Merrill JO, Samet JH, Fiellin DA.  Update in addiction medicine for the generalist.  J Gen Intern Med. 2007; 22:1190-1194.

Samet JH, Walley AY, Bridden C.  Illicit drugs, alcohol, and addiction in HIV.  Panminerva Medica.  2007; 49:67-77.