Jordana Laks, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jordana Laks
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Jordana Laks, MD, MPH is an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center. In 2017, she graduated from both University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She went on to complete a Residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. She then completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Boston University Medical Center with a concentration in Women’s Health and Homelessness. Currently she is a member on Boston Medical Center’s Endocarditis Working Group, Taskforce on revising BMC Policy on Mandated Reporting of Substance-Exposed Newborns, and Immigrant and Refugee Health Center Team.

Other Positions

  • Fellow, Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD/MPH
  • Tufts University, BS


  • Published on 6/26/2024

    Laks J, Kim TW, Christine PJ, Evans J, Farrell NM, Kehoe J, Younkin M, Taylor JL. Treating Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in a Bridge Clinic. J Addict Med. 2024 Jun 26. PMID: 38922639.

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  • Published on 5/31/2024

    Laks J, Alford DP. Treatment of opioid use disorder in patients with liver disease. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2024; 23(1):e0207. PMID: 38831768.

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  • Published on 2/19/2024

    Beaugard CA, Khudairi F, Yesufu O, Farina A, Laks J. "I don't think of it as a shelter. I say I'm going home": a qualitative evaluation of a low-threshold shelter for women who use drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2024 Feb 19; 21(1):44. PMID: 38374063.

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  • Published on 2/8/2024

    Shahlapour M, Singh S, Christine PJ, Laks J, Evans J, Farrell NM, Khan GK, Taylor JL, Rozansky H. Novel Uses of Methadone Under the "72-Hour Rule" to Facilitate Transitions of Care and Low-Dose Buprenorphine Induction in an Outpatient Bridge Clinic. J Addict Med. 2024 May-Jun 01; 18(3):345-347. PMID: 38329815.

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  • Published on 10/20/2023

    Harris MTH, Laks J, Hurstak E, Jain JP, Lambert AM, Maschke AD, Bagley SM, Farley J, Coffin PO, McMahan VM, Barrett C, Walley AY, Gunn CM. "If you're strung out and female, they will take advantage of you": A qualitative study exploring drug use and substance use service experiences among women in Boston and San Francisco. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 Feb; 157:209190. PMID: 37866442.

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  • Published on 1/9/2023

    Laks J, Walley AY, Bagley SM, Barber CM, Gaeta JM, Neville LA, Peterkin AF, Rosenthal E, Saia KA, Weinstein ZM, Harris MTH. Developing a Women's Health track within addiction medicine fellowship: reflections and inspirations. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Jan 09; 18(1):3. PMID: 36617557.

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  • Published on 5/14/2022

    Taylor JL, Laks J, Christine PJ, Kehoe J, Evans J, Kim TW, Farrell NM, White CS, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY. Bridge clinic implementation of "72-hour rule" methadone for opioid withdrawal management: Impact on opioid treatment program linkage and retention in care. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jul 01; 236:109497. PMID: 35607834.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Harris MTH, Laks J, Stahl N, Bagley SM, Saia K, Wechsberg WM. Gender Dynamics in Substance Use and Treatment: A Women's Focused Approach. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):219-234. PMID: 34823732.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Peterkin A, Laks J, Weinstein ZM. Current Best Practices for Acute and Chronic Management of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):61-80. PMID: 34823735.

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  • Published on 12/28/2021

    Laks J, Kehoe J, Farrell NM, Komaromy M, Kolodziej J, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Methadone initiation in a bridge clinic for opioid withdrawal and opioid treatment program linkage: a case report applying the 72-hour rule. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 12 28; 16(1):73. PMID: 34961554.

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