Joshua Barocas, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician at Boston Medical Center. . He received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and was subsequently Chief Resident at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Barocas completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
He leads an an interdisciplinary research program that is specifically aimed at the goal of improving health outcomes for patients with infectious diseases including HIV and HCV, substance use disorders, and other vulnerable populations. His research, which uses clinical epidemiology, health economics, simulation modeling, and cost-effectiveness, informs clinical-decision making and health policy to answer clinically- and policy-relevant questions. He is engaged in research using these innovative methods to help understand the impact of and improve upon policies that affect people who use drugs infected with or at high risk for HIV and viral hepatitis. His research has been funded by NIDA, NIAID, the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the BU-CTSI, and the MGH Executive Committee on Research Fund for Medical Discovery. He currently serves as Director of the Health Economics and Modeling Core for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, an NIH-funded grant to significantly reduce overdose. He has been the recipient of several research awards including a NIDA Career Development Award (K01), the Charles A. King Trust Research Award, and the prestigious AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award, which recognizes a junior faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in health care. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and editorials, including in leading journals such as NEJM, JAMA Internal Medicine, AJPH, Addiction, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine. His work has been widely cited in the media, including the Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report, and NPR.
- George Washington University School of Medicine, MD
- Washington University in St. Louis, BA
- Published on 3/19/2021
Hadland SE, Bagley SM, Gai MJ, Earlywine JJ, Schoenberger SF, Morgan JR, Barocas JA. Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Among Youth Following an Initial Opioid Prescription. Addiction. 2021 Mar 19. PMID: 33739476.
- Published on 3/18/2021
Jawa R, Stein MD, Anderson B, Liebschutz JM, Stewart C, Phillips KT, Barocas JA. Association of skin infections with sharing of injection drug preparation equipment among people who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Mar 18; 94:103198. PMID: 33744668.
- Published on 3/1/2021
Barocas JA, Choo EK. Housing Is an Essential Part of Health Care-"Treat 'Em and House 'Em". JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 01; 4(3):e210635. PMID: 33651106.
- Published on 3/1/2021
Barocas JA, Gai MJ, White LF, Faretra D, Sachs K, Komaromy M. Implementation of a Recuperation Unit and Hospitalization Rates Among People Experiencing Homelessness With COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e212826. PMID: 33688963.
- Published on 2/2/2021
Barocas JA, Jacobson KR, Hamer DH. Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness: Steps to Protect a Vulnerable Population. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb 02. PMID: 33532960.
- Published on 2/1/2021
Linas BP, Savinkina A, Madushani RWMA, Wang J, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Chatterjee A, Walley AY, Morgan JR, Epstein RL, Assoumou SA, Murphy SM, Schackman BR, Chrysanthopoulou SA, White LF, Barocas JA. Projected Estimates of Opioid Mortality After Community-Level Interventions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 01; 4(2):e2037259. PMID: 33587136.
- Published on 2/1/2021
Barocas JA, Morgan JR, Wang J, McLoone D, Wurcel A, Stein MD. Outcomes Associated With Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among Persons Hospitalized for Infective Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 01; 72(3):472-478. PMID: 31960025.
- Published on 1/19/2021
Komaromy M, Harris M, Koenig RM, Tomanovich M, Ruiz-Mercado G, Barocas JA. Caring for COVID's Most Vulnerable Victims: a Safety-Net Hospital Responds. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 19. PMID: 33469746.
- Published on 12/30/2020
Barocas JA. Business Not as Usual - Covid-19 Vaccination in Persons with Substance Use Disorders. N Engl J Med. 2021 01 14; 384(2):e6. PMID: 33378604.
- Published on 12/10/2020
Rubin EJ, Baden LR, Barocas JA, Morrissey S. Audio Interview: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination and Vulnerable Populations. N Engl J Med. 2020 12 10; 383(24):e143. PMID: 33296567.
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