Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Simeon Kimmel
801 Massachusetts Avenue


Simeon Kimmel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Sections of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center and Medical Director of Project TRUST, Boston Medical Center’s harm reduction focused drop-in center. He trained in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before completing a joint fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Anthropology from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on improving retention in treatment with medications for opioid use disorder following serious injection related infections as well as the integration of addiction and harm reduction services with infectious disease care. He was awarded a Career Development Award from NIDA in 2021.

Other Positions

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


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, MA

Classes Taught


  • Published on 4/24/2024

    Fletcher L, Burrowes S, Sabin LL, McCann N, Khan GK, Ruiz-Mercado G, Johnson S, Kimmel SD, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Long-Acting Injectable ART in Practice: A Mixed Methods Implementation Study Assessing the Feasibility of Using LAI ART in High Risk Populations and At Alternative Low Barrier Care Sites. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2024 May; 38(5):221-229. PMID: 38656905.

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  • Published on 4/24/2024

    Idrisov B, Van Draanen J, Lodi S, Lunze K, Kimmel SD, Quinn EK, Truong V, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Williams EC. Socioeconomic Status and CD4 Count Among People with HIV Who Inject Drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2024 Jul; 28(7):2239-2246. PMID: 38658481.

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  • Published on 12/29/2023

    Kimmel SD, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Vetrova M, Idrisov B, Rossi SL, Rateau L, Astone K, Michals A, Sisson E, Blokhina E, Milet-Carty N, Bovell-Ammon BJ, Gnatienko N, Truong V, Krupitsky E, Lunze K. Stigma and other correlates of sharing injection equipment among people with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia. Glob Public Health. 2024 Jan; 19(1):2296009. PMID: 38158724.

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  • Published on 9/13/2023

    Kimmel SD, Xuan Z, Yan S, Lambert AM, Formica SW, Green TC, Carroll JJ, Bagley SM, Rosenbloom D, Beletsky L, Walley AY. Characteristics of post-overdose outreach programs and municipal-level opioid overdose in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Oct; 120:104164. PMID: 37713939.

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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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  • Published on 7/29/2023

    Paradise RK, Desmarais J, O'Malley SE, Hoyos-Cespedes A, Nurani A, Walley AY, Clarke J, Taylor S, Dooley D, Bazzi AR, Kimmel SD. Perspectives and recommendations of opioid overdose survivors experiencing unsheltered homelessness on housing, overdose, and substance use treatment in Boston, MA. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Sep; 119:104127. PMID: 37523844.

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  • Published on 7/4/2023

    Kimmel SD, Wurcel AG. Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Long-Acting Therapies to Improve HIV Viral Suppression. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 176(7):1001-1002. PMID: 37399553.

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  • Published on 5/15/2023

    Hingorani KS, Barnes E, Carneiro T, Sader E, Anand P, Ong CJ, Chung D, Daneshmand A, Suchdev K, Takahashi C, Greer D, Shulman JG, Aparicio HJ, Nguyen TN, Romero JR, AbdalKader M, Feske SK, Kimmel SD, Weinstein ZM, Fagan M, Dobrilovic N, Awtry E, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Strokes in Patients With Injection Drug Use and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis - A Case Series. Neurohospitalist. 2023 Jul; 13(3):272-277. PMID: 37441214.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Xuan Z, Yan S, Formica SW, Green TC, Beletsky L, Rosenbloom D, Bagley SM, Kimmel SD, Carroll JJ, Lambert AM, Walley AY. Association of Implementation of Postoverdose Outreach Programs With Subsequent Opioid Overdose Deaths Among Massachusetts Municipalities. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 May 01; 80(5):468-477. PMID: 36920385.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Jawa R, Tin Y, Nall S, Calcaterra SL, Savinkina A, Marks LR, Kimmel SD, Linas BP, Barocas JA. Estimated Clinical Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness Associated With Provision of Addiction Treatment in US Primary Care Clinics. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e237888. PMID: 37043198.

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