Miriam Harris MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

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Miriam Harris

General Internal Medicine


Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit


Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an addiction expert at Boston Medical Center. She attended McMaster University Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia. She completed her first fellowship in general Internal medicine at McGill University, where she also completed a master's in epidemiology. She came to Boston from Canada to complete an addiction medicine fellowship at Boston University. Dr. Harris’s research interests focus on the intersection of women’s health and addiction including: increasing sexual, reproductive, and HIV prevention services in substance use treatment spaces, substance use treatment while pregnant and parenting, and gender-responsive harm reduction.

Clinically, she provides primary care and office-based addiction treatment in the Women’s Health Unit at Boston Medical Center and attends on the General Medicine units and the Addiction Consult Service at Boston Medical Center.


Medicine, MD, McMaster University, 2010


Published on 8/29/2021

Harris MT, Seliga RK, Fairbairn N, Nolan S, Walley AY, Weinstein ZM, Turnbull J. Outcomes of Ottawa, Canada's Managed Opioid Program (MOP) where supervised injectable hydromorphone was paired with assisted housing. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Aug 29; 98:103400. PMID: 34469781.

Published on 7/16/2021

Harris MTH, Young S, Barocas J, Bayoumi AM, Caudarella A, Laurence G, Tomanovich M, Komaromy M. A Descriptive Comparison of Substance Use Services in Recovery and Isolation Sites for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Boston and Toronto. Public Health Rep. 2021 Sep-Oct; 136(5):532-537. PMID: 34269625.

Published on 7/1/2021

Harris M, Joseph K, Hoeppner B, Wachman EM, Gray JR, Saia K, Wakeman S, Bair-Merritt MH, Schiff DM. A Retrospective Cohort Study Examining the Utility of Perinatal Urine Toxicology Testing to Guide Breastfeeding Initiation. J Addict Med. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 15(4):311-317. PMID: 33060464.

Published on 5/10/2021

Ogden SN, Harris MT, Childs E, Valente PK, Edeza A, Collins AB, Drainoni ML, Mimiaga MJ, Biello KB, Bazzi AR. "You need money to get high, and that's the easiest and fastest way:" A typology of sex work and health behaviours among people who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 May 10; 103285. PMID: 33985886.

Published on 4/28/2021

Harris MTH, Peterkin A, Bach P, Englander H, Lapidus E, Rolley T, Weimer MB, Weinstein ZM. Correction to: Adapting inpatient addiction medicine consult services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 Apr 28; 16(1):25. PMID: 33910637.

Published on 2/24/2021

Harris MTH, Peterkin A, Bach P, Englander H, Lapidus E, Rolley T, Weimer MB, Weinstein ZM. Adapting inpatient addiction medicine consult services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 02 24; 16(1):13. PMID: 33627183.

Published on 1/27/2021

Harris MTH, Bagley SM, Maschke A, Schoenberger SF, Sampath S, Walley AY, Gunn CM. Competing risks of women and men who use fentanyl: "The number one thing I worry about would be my safety and number two would be overdose". J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 06; 125:108313. PMID: 34016300.

Published on 1/19/2021

Komaromy M, Harris M, Koenig RM, Tomanovich M, Ruiz-Mercado G, Barocas JA. Caring for COVID's Most Vulnerable Victims: a Safety-Net Hospital Responds. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 04; 36(4):1006-1010. PMID: 33469746.

Published on 12/13/2020

Harris M, McDonald EG, Marrone E, El-Messidi A, Girard T, Gosselin S, Gunn CM, Shapiro GD, Longo C, Dayan N. Postpartum Analgesia in New Mothers (PAIN) Study: A Survey of Canadian Obstetricians' Post-Delivery Opioid-Prescribing Practices. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2021 08; 43(8):957-966.e9. PMID: 33321248.

Published on 11/26/2020

Gunn CM, Maschke A, Harris M, Schoenberger SF, Sampath S, Walley AY, Bagley SM. Age-based preferences for risk communication in the fentanyl era: 'A lot of people keep seeing other people die and that's not enough for them'. Addiction. 2021 06; 116(6):1495-1504. PMID: 33119196.

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