Judith A. Linden, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Judith Linden


Judith Linden, MD, MED, Emergency Medicine, is known for her expertise in violence against women/sexual assault and substance use disorder recognition and intervention. She was co-investigator for a National Institute of Justice-sponsored program to train medical and law students to advocate for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), developed best practices for IPV documentation, and served for many years on the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Violence. She co-led a program for Israeli and Palestinian health care workers, focused on developing best practices and interventions for intimate partner violence survivors. Dr. Linden published an invited review in the New England Journal of Medicine on the acute care of sexual assault survivors, cited 106 times and downloaded internationally. She served on a committee to update CDC Guidelines for the treatment/prevention of STI in sexual assault victims, and currently serves on the AAMC’s Women in Medicine and Science Intimate Partner Violence Task Force. Dr. Linden has trained physicians in brief intervention and referral for treatment in substance use disorders. She was a co¬≠investigator on a $1.3 million Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant to develop and evaluate a web-based curriculum to assist providers identify and treat neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid use disorders (OUD) among child bearing age women. More than 300 prescribers have completed the course in person or online. She is a champion of increasing diversity in academic Emergency Medicine, and currently serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Promotion, as well as the AWAEM (Academy for Women in Emergency Medicine) Administrative Leadership Development Committee.


  • George Washington University School of Medicine, MD
  • Brandeis University, BA


  • Published on 7/18/2023

    Stanford KA, Macias-Konstantopoulos W, Linden J, Agrawal P, Cortes E, Barron RJ, Stoklosa H, Dekker AM, Paxton J, Knack S, Sharp WW. SAEM Response to the National Institutes of Health request for information: Future directions in violence against women research. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Nov; 30(11):1161-1167. PMID: 37423251.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Yarris LM, Linden JA, Coates WC. Promotion and tenure letters: A guide for faculty. AEM Educ Train. 2022 Jun; 6(3):e10759. PMID: 35707393.

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  • Published on 4/14/2022

    Linden JA, Baird J, Madsen TE, Rounds K, Lall MD, Raukar NP, Fang A, Lin M, Sethuraman K, Dobiesz VA. Diversity of leadership in academic emergency medicine: Are we making progress? Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jul; 57:6-13. PMID: 35462120.

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  • Published on 12/21/2021

    Oh L, Linden JA, Zeidan A, Salhi B, Lema PC, Pierce AE, Greene AL, Werner SL, Heron SL, Lall MD, Finnell JT, Franks N, Battaglioli NJ, Haber J, Sampson C, Fisher J, Pillow MT, Doshi AA, Lo B. Overcoming barriers to promotion for women and underrepresented in medicine faculty in academic emergency medicine. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Dec; 2(6):e12552. PMID: 34984414.

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  • Published on 3/3/2021

    Sethuraman KN, Lin M, Rounds K, Fang A, Lall MD, Parsons M, Linden JA, Gursahani K, Raukar N, Perman SM, Dobiesz VA. Here to chair: Gender differences in the path to leadership. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 09; 28(9):993-1000. PMID: 33511736.

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  • Published on 8/21/2020

    Lall MD, Perman SM, Garg N, Kohn N, Whyte K, Gips A, Madsen T, Baren JM, Linden J. Intention to Leave Emergency Medicine: Mid-career Women Are at Increased Risk. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 21; 21(5):1131-1139. PMID: 32970566.

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  • Published on 5/23/2020

    Farrell NM, Hayes BD, Linden JA. Critical medication shortages further dwindling hospital resources during COVID-19. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 02; 40:202-203. PMID: 32471781.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Linden JA, Schneider JI, Cotter A, Drexel S, Frosch E, Martin ND, Canavan C, Holtman M, Mitchell PM, Feldman JA. Variability in Institutional Board Review for a Multisite Assessment of Resident Professionalism. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2019 04; 14(2):117-125. PMID: 30866723.

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  • Published on 2/19/2019

    Lin MP, Lall MD, Samuels-Kalow M, Das D, Linden JA, Perman S, Chang AM, Agrawal P. Impact of a Women-focused Professional Organization on Academic Retention and Advancement: Perceptions From a Qualitative Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 03; 26(3):303-316. PMID: 30667132.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Linden JA, Feldman JA, Nelson KP. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 08; 72(2):224-225. PMID: 30031513.

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