Benjamin P. Linas, MD

Professor, Medicine

Benjamin Linas


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


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


  • Published on 5/1/2024

    Curtis MR, Epstein RL, Pei P, Linas BP, Ciaranello AL. Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies for Treatment Timing for Perinatally Acquired Hepatitis C Virus. JAMA Pediatr. 2024 May 01; 178(5):489-496. PMID: 38466273.

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  • Published on 4/9/2024

    Freibott CE, Jalali A, Murphy SM, Walley AY, Linas BP, Jeng PJ, Bratberg J, Marshall BDL, Zang X, Green TC, Morgan JR. The association between naloxone claims and proportion of independent vs. chain pharmacies: A longitudinal analysis of naloxone claims in the US. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2024 Apr 09; 102093. PMID: 38604474.

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  • Published on 4/2/2024

    Montoya ID, Watson C, Aldridge A, Ryan D, Murphy SM, Amuchi B, McCollister KE, Schackman BR, Bush JL, Speer D, Harlow K, Orme S, Zarkin GA, Castry M, Seiber EE, Barocas JA, Linas BP, Starbird LE. Cost of start-up activities to implement a community-level opioid overdose reduction intervention in the HEALing Communities Study. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2024 Apr 02; 19(1):23. PMID: 38566249.

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  • Published on 2/7/2024

    Epstein RL, Buzzee B, White LF, Feld JJ, Castera L, Sterling RK, Linas BP, Taylor LE. Test characteristics for combining non-invasive liver fibrosis staging modalities in individuals with Hepatitis C virus. J Viral Hepat. 2024 Jun; 31(6):277-292. PMID: 38326950.

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  • Published on 10/13/2023

    Tilhou AS, Murray E, Wang J, Linas BP, White L, Samet JH, LaRochelle M. Trends in buprenorphine dosage and days supplied for new treatment episodes for opioid use disorder, 2010-2019. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Nov 01; 252:110981. PMID: 37839942.

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  • Published on 10/11/2023

    Martin NK, Beletsky L, Linas BP, Bayoumi A, Pollack H, Larney S. Modeling as Visioning: Exploring the Impact of Criminal Justice Reform on Health of Populations with Substance Use Disorders. MDM Policy Pract. 2023; 8(2):23814683231202984. PMID: 37841498.

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  • Published on 9/26/2023

    Tin Y, Castry M, Bowers-Sword R, Shantharam S, Aldridge A, Zarkin GA, Starbird L, Linas BP, Barocas JA, Morgan JR. Establishing a Protocol for Determining the Costs of an Integrated Set of Evidence-based Practices Aimed at Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths. J Addict Med. 2024 Jan-Feb 01; 18(1):13-18. PMID: 37768777.

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  • Published on 9/26/2023

    Frimpong JA, Parish CL, Feaster DJ, Gooden LK, Nelson MC, Matheson T, Siegel K, Haynes L, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Tross S, Kyle T, Liguori TK, Toussaint O, Annane D, Metsch LR. A study protocol for Project I-Test: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a practice coaching intervention to increase HIV testing in substance use treatment programs. Trials. 2023 Sep 26; 24(1):609. PMID: 37749635.

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  • Published on 9/5/2023

    Flam-Ross JM, Marsh E, Weitz M, Savinkina A, Schackman BR, Wang J, Madushani RWMA, Morgan JR, Barocas JA, Walley AY, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA. Economic Evaluation of Extended-Release Buprenorphine for Persons With Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Sep 05; 6(9):e2329583. PMID: 37703018.

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  • Published on 8/28/2023

    Zang X, Walley AY, Chatterjee A, Kimmel SD, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Linas BP, Nolen S, Reilly B, Urquhart C, Schackman BR, Marshall BDL. Changes to opioid overdose deaths and community naloxone access among Black, Hispanic and White people from 2016 to 2021 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: An interrupted time-series analysis in Massachusetts, USA. Addiction. 2023 Dec; 118(12):2413-2423. PMID: 37640687.

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