Benjamin P. Linas, MD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 1/11/2021

    Assoumou SA, Sian CR, Gebel CM, Linas BP, Samet JH, Bernstein JA. Patients at a drug detoxification center share perspectives on how to increase hepatitis C treatment uptake: A qualitative study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Jan 11; 220:108526. PMID: 33465604.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Morgan JR, Barocas JA, Murphy SM, Epstein RL, Stein MD, Schackman BR, Walley AY, Linas BP. Comparison of Rates of Overdose and Hospitalization After Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in the Inpatient vs Outpatient Setting. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2029676. PMID: 33320266.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/6/2020

    Linas BP, Savinkina A, Barbosa C, Mueller PP, Cerdá M, Keyes K, Chhatwal J. A clash of epidemics: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on opioid overdose. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 01; 120:108158. PMID: 33298298.

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  • Published on 10/3/2020

    Aldridge AP, Barbosa C, Barocas JA, Bush JL, Chhatwal J, Harlow KJ, Hyder A, Linas BP, McCollister KE, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Savitzky C, Schackman BR, Seiber EE, E Starbird L, Villani J, Zarkin GA. Health economic design for cost, cost-effectiveness and simulation analyses in the HEALing Communities Study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 12 01; 217:108336. PMID: 33152672.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Li Y, Linas BP, Lodi S, Bernson D, Weiss RD, Samet JH, Larochelle MR. Association of Treatment With Medications for Opioid Use Disorder With Mortality After Hospitalization for Injection Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2016228. PMID: 33052402.

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  • Published on 9/29/2020

    Linas BP, Cunningham CO. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Disparities: A Call for Equity in Health Outcomes and Clinical Research. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 29. PMID: 33111148.

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  • Published on 9/9/2020

    Barocas JA, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Savinkina A, Nolen S, Savitzky C, Samet JH, Englander H, Linas BP. Long-term infective endocarditis mortality associated with injection opioid use in the United States: a modeling study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 09. PMID: 32901815.

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  • Published on 9/3/2020

    Leech AA, Christiansen CL, Linas BP, Jacobsen DM, Morin I, Drainoni ML. Healthcare practitioner experiences and willingness to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis in the US. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238375. PMID: 32881916.

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  • Published on 9/2/2020

    Assoumou SA, Paniagua SM, Linas BP, Wang J, Samet JH, Hall J, White LF, Beckwith CG. Rapid Versus Laboratory-Based Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C at a Drug Detoxification Treatment Center: A Randomized Trial. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 02; 222(Supplement_5):S376-S383. PMID: 32877557.

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  • Published on 8/17/2020

    Linas BP. Time for a New Approach to Guidance for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Testing Among Persons Who Inject Drugs. J Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 17; 222(6):885-887. PMID: 32002538.

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