Marc R. Larochelle, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medicine

Marc Larochelle
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


Marc Larochelle is a general internist and clinical investigator specializing in addiction medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM. Larochelle’s clinical and research interests focus on the safety of opioid prescribing and the recognition and treatment of opioid use disorders. As a health services researcher, Larochelle aims to leverage insights from large data sources and translate the findings into interventions that improve the quality and value of health care delivered. His special interests are Primary Care and Addiction Medicine.

Other Positions

  • Faculty, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Duke University, BSE


  • 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 8/17/2023

    Scherrer JF, Sullivan MD, LaRochelle MR, Grucza R. Validating opioid use disorder diagnoses in administrative data: a commentary on existing evidence and future directions. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Aug 17; 18(1):49. PMID: 37592369.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Chhatwal J, Mueller PP, Chen Q, Kulkarni N, Adee M, Zarkin G, LaRochelle MR, Knudsen AB, Barbosa C. Estimated Reductions in Opioid Overdose Deaths With Sustainment of Public Health Interventions in 4 US States. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2314925. PMID: 37294571.

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  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Larochelle MR, Jones CM, Zhang K. Change in opioid and buprenorphine prescribers and prescriptions by specialty, 2016-2021. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Jul 01; 248:109933. PMID: 37267746.

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  • Published on 3/11/2023

    Stopka TJ, Larochelle MR, Li X, Bernson D, Li W, Ackerson LK, Bayly R, Dammann O, Bauer C. Opioid-related mortality: Dynamic temporal and spatial trends by drug type and demographic subpopulations, Massachusetts, 2005-2021. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 May 01; 246:109836. PMID: 36931131.

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  • Published on 2/14/2023

    Alrawashdeh M, Rhee C, Klompas M, Larochelle MR, Poland RE, Guy JS, Kimmel SD. Association of Early Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Strategy and Patient-Directed Discharge Among Hospitalized Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Aug; 38(10):2289-2297. PMID: 36788169.

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  • Published on 2/10/2023

    Bauer C, Zhang K, Li W, Bernson D, Dammann O, LaRochelle MR, Stopka TJ. Small Area Forecasting of Opioid-Related Mortality: Bayesian Spatiotemporal Dynamic Modeling Approach. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Feb 10; 9:e41450. PMID: 36763450.

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  • Published on 1/3/2023

    Bovell-Ammon BJ, Fox AD, LaRochelle MR. Prior Incarceration Is Associated with Poor Mental Health at Midlife: Findings from a National Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 May; 38(7):1664-1671. PMID: 36595198.

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  • Published on 10/10/2022

    Pustz J, Srinivasan S, Larochelle MR, Walley AY, Stopka TJ. Relationships between places of residence, injury, and death: Spatial and statistical analysis of fatal opioid overdoses across Massachusetts. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2022 Nov; 43:100541. PMID: 36460457.

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  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Larochelle MR, Lodi S, Yan S, Clothier BA, Goldsmith ES, Bohnert ASB. Comparative Effectiveness of Opioid Tapering or Abrupt Discontinuation vs No Dosage Change for Opioid Overdose or Suicide for Patients Receiving Stable Long-term Opioid Therapy. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 01; 5(8):e2226523. PMID: 35960518.

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