Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH

Professor, Medicine

Jeffrey Samet
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


My research has focused on alcohol and drug use, HIV infection and primary medical care with the following specific projects: linkage of alcohol and drug use treatment and primary medical care; addressing alcohol and drug use issues in the primary care setting; the impact of alcohol and drug use in HIV-infected persons; HIV prevention and treatment in Russian substance users; and establishing medical care for HIV-infected persons.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Faculty, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Baylor College of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • Brandeis University, MA
  • Brandeis University, BA

Classes Taught


  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Canfield J, Truong V, Bereznicka A, Bridden C, Liebschutz J, Alford DP, Saitz R, Samet JH, Walley AY, Lunze K. Evaluation of a student clinical research education program in addiction medicine. Ann Med. 2023 Dec; 55(1):361-370. PMID: 36629696.

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  • Published on 10/5/2023

    Raj A, Gnatienko N, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Dey AK, Wagman JA, Toussova O, Truong V, Rateau L, Lunze K, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Provider-patient experiences and HIV care utilization among people living with HIV who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Int J Qual Health Care. 2023 Oct 05; 35(4). PMID: 37642351.

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  • Published on 9/8/2023

    Biondi BE, Freibott CE, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Lioznov D, Rateau L, Patts GJ, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Tindle HA, Freiberg MS, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Stein MD. Healthcare Utilization Among Persons with HIV and Unhealthy Alcohol Use in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2023 Sep 08. PMID: 37682403.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Rosen S, Lioznov D, Lunze K, Truong V, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bushara N, Raj A, Krupitsky E. Rapid access to antiretroviral therapy, receipt of naltrexone, and strengths-based case management versus standard of care for HIV viral load suppression in people with HIV who inject drugs in Russia (LINC-II): an open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2023 Sep; 10(9):e578-e587. PMID: 37659841.

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  • Published on 8/23/2023

    Pustz J, Srinivasan S, Shrestha S, Larochelle MR, Walley AY, Samet JH, Babakhanlou-Chase H, Carpenter JF, Stopka TJ. Applied risk mapping and spatial analysis of address-level decedent data to inform opioid overdose interventions: The Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Oct 01; 251:110947. PMID: 37666091.

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  • Published on 6/27/2023

    Bhatraju EP, Radick AC, Leroux BG, Kim TW, Samet JH, Tsui JI. Buprenorphine adherence and illicit opioid use among patients in treatment for opioid use disorder. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2023 Jul 04; 49(4):511-518. PMID: 37369019.

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  • Published on 4/5/2023

    Martin AK, Perryman T, Bernstein JA, Taylor JL, Cruz R, Muroff J, Samet JH, Assoumou SA. Peer recovery coaching for comprehensive HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid use disorder management: The CHORUS pilot study. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2023 Jun; 7:100156. PMID: 37113387.

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  • Published on 2/17/2023

    Bertholet N, Saitz R, Hahn JA, Heeren TC, Emenyonu NI, Freiberg M, Winter MR, Kim TW, Magane KM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Fatch R, Bryant K, Forman LS, Rateau L, Blokhina E, Muyindike WR, Gnatienko N, Samet JH. Impact of alcohol use disorder severity on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral suppression and CD4 count in three international cohorts of people with HIV. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2023 Apr; 47(4):704-712. PMID: 36799302.

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  • Published on 1/21/2023

    Idrisov B, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Patts G, Bridden C, Rossi SL, Weiser SD, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Food Insecurity and Transmission Risks Among People with HIV Who Use Substances. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jul; 27(7):2376-2389. PMID: 36670209.

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  • Published on 1/13/2023

    Harris MT, Goldenberg S, Cui Z, Fairbairn N, Milloy MS, Hayashi K, Samet JH, Walley AY, Nolan S. Association of sex work and social-structural factors with non-fatal overdose among women who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Feb; 112:103950. PMID: 36640591.

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