Benjamin P. Linas, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Benjamin Linas
617.414.5238

Biography

Dr. Linas is a national leader in hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection and HCV/HIV co-infection comparative- and cost-effectiveness research using computational biology, clinical epidemiology and clinical economics methods. Dr. Linas has an excellent track record of productivity, ample funding from the NIH and CDC, and a growing core of successful trainees. Dr. Linas directs the HIV/HCV core of the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HCV, and HIV, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in collaboration with Cornell, U Penn and Miami.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • New York University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Yale University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 3/14/2019

    Jones EA, Linas BP, Truong V, Burgess JF, Lasser KE. Budgetary impact analysis of a primary care-based hepatitis C treatment program: Effects of 340B Drug Pricing Program. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213745. PMID: 30870475.

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  • Published on 2/21/2019

    Freiman JM, Wang J, Easterbrook PJ, Horsburgh CR, Marinucci F, White LF, Kamkamidze G, Krajden M, Loarec A, Njouom R, Nguyen KV, Shiha G, Soliman R, Solomon SS, Tsertsvadze T, Denkinger CM, Linas B. Deriving the optimal limit of detection for an HCV point-of-care test for viraemic infection: Analysis of a global dataset. J Hepatol. 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30797050.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Cohen GH, Tamrakar S, Lowe S, Sampson L, Ettman C, Kilpatrick D, Linas BP, Ruggiero K, Galea S. Improved social services and the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder among economically vulnerable people after a natural disaster: a modelling study. Lancet Planet Health. 2019 Feb; 3(2):e93-e101. PMID: 30797416.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Tasillo A, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Nolen S, Schillie S, Vellozzi C, Epstein R, Randall L, Salomon JA, Linas BP. Short-Term Effects and Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Hepatitis C Testing in Prenatal Care. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Feb; 133(2):289-300. PMID: 30633134.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Tasillo A, Linas BP. Decision Science at Work: The Case of Latent Tuberculosis Screening. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Jan; 73(1):8-10. PMID: 30579384.

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  • Published on 12/27/2018

    Shelton BA, Berdahl G, Sawinski D, Linas BP, Reese PP, Mustian MN, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Locke JE. Optimal timing of hepatitis C treatment among HIV/HCV coinfected ESRD patients: Pre- vs posttransplant. Am J Transplant. 2018 Dec 27. PMID: 30589503.

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  • Published on 11/28/2018

    Leech AA, Burgess JF, Sullivan M, Kuohung W, HornĂ½ M, Drainoni ML, Christiansen CL, Linas BP. Cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention for conception in the United States. AIDS. 2018 Nov 28; 32(18):2787-2798. PMID: 30234602.

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  • Published on 11/19/2018

    Assoumou SA, Wang J, Tasillo A, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Tsui JI, Strick L, Linas BP. Hepatitis C Testing and Patient Characteristics in Washington State's Prisons Between 2012 and 2016. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Jan; 56(1):8-16. PMID: 30467088.

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  • Published on 10/25/2018

    Barocas JA, White LF, Wang J, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Morgan JR, Samet JH, Linas BP. Estimated Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts, 2011-2015: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1675-1681. PMID: 30359112.

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  • Published on 8/30/2018

    Shelton BA, Sawinski D, Linas BP, Reese PP, Mustian M, Hungerpiller M, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Locke JE. Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment pre- vs postkidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Oct; 18(10):2483-2495. PMID: 30058218.

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