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 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 Oct 01; 3(10):e2016228. PMID: 33052402.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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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  • Published on 8/1/2020

    Barocas JA, Gai MJ, Amuchi B, Jawa R, Linas BP. Impact of medications for opioid use disorder among persons hospitalized for drug use-associated skin and soft tissue infections. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Oct 01; 215:108207. PMID: 32795883.

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  • Published on 7/27/2020

    Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Linas BP, Kalesan B, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, White L, LaRochelle M. Effect of Publicly Reported Aortic Valve Surgery Outcomes on Valve Surgery in Injection Drug- and Non-Injection Drug-Associated Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):480-487. PMID: 31598642.

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  • Published on 7/25/2020

    Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 99:28-33. PMID: 32721528.

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  • Published on 7/2/2020

    Muyindike WR, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235261. PMID: 32614873.

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