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Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-3846
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3492-1521
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences

TitleActive Staff Hospital Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Trained in internal medicine and preventive medicine, Dr. Liebschutz is a primary care physician, substance use researcher, educator, and administrator. She is the Associate Chief for Faculty Affairs, Section of General Internal Medicine. She is the Director of the combined General Internal Medicine-Family Medicine and General Pediatrics Academic Fellowship. She is also Wellness Director for Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Liebschutz’s research agenda focuses on the intersection of substance use, violence, and mental health within the practice of general medical care. She has conducted observational and intervention studies with opioid prescribing for chronic pain in primary care, including a R01 study examining implementation of the Chronic Care Model. This included developing a nationally recognized website, www.mytopcare.org, with tools for opioid prescribing in primary care. She has also conducted randomized trials for treatment of opioid and injection drug use disorders of hospitalized patients linking to treatment or conducting behavioral interventions to reduce medical complications. She has co-led a 25-year birth cohort to examine young adult outcomes after prenatal cocaine exposure. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods, including implementation science, epidemiology, and health services research methods. Her early career focused heavily on violence and health impacts, and she continues to bring those themes into her current work on substance use disorder.

Her research and educational endeavors have been supported by the National Institutes of Health- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Health Resources and Services Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the American Cancer Society, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research.

She has mentored dozens of rising health professionals and researchers, from undergraduates to junior faculty. One of her areas of focus is on self-care and wellness. In her role as Wellness Director for Boston Medical Center Medical-Dental Staff, she has initiated various programs, including a wellness website, www.bumc.bu.edu/wellness. She has also focused on the impact of race on clinician and academic faculty.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • chronic pain
  • fellowship education
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • prescription drug abuse
  • preventive medicine
  • primary care
  • PTSD
  • substance abuse
 Publications
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  1. Larochelle MR, Liebschutz JM, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose and Association With Repeated Overdose. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Sep 6; 165(5):376-7. PMID: 27595218.
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  2. Lunze K, Raj A, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Lunze FI, Liebschutz JM, Bridden C, Walley AY, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Sexual violence from police and HIV risk behaviours among HIV-positive women who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia - a mixed methods study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(4 Suppl 3):20877. PMID: 27435712.
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  3. Penti B, Liebschutz JM, Kopcza B, Xuan Z, Odell C, Saper R. Novel peer review method for improving controlled substance prescribing in primary care. J Opioid Manag. 2016 Jul-Aug; 12(4):269-79. PMID: 27575828.
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  4. Tsui JI, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Alford DP, Liebschutz JM, Edwards RR, Samet JH. Chronic pain, craving, and illicit opioid use among patients receiving opioid agonist therapy. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Sep 1; 166:26-31. PMID: 27422763.
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  5. Cushman PA, Liebschutz JM, Anderson BJ, Moreau MR, Stein MD. Buprenorphine Initiation and Linkage to Outpatient Buprenorphine do not Reduce Frequency of Injection Opiate Use Following Hospitalization. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Sep; 68:68-73. PMID: 27431049.
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  6. Merlin JS, Young SR, Azari S, Becker WC, Liebschutz JM, Pomeranz J, Roy P, Saini S, Starrels JL, Edelman EJ. Management of problematic behaviours among individuals on long-term opioid therapy: protocol for a Delphi study. BMJ Open. 2016 May 06; 6(5):e011619. PMID: 27154486.
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  7. Park TW, Saitz R, Nelson KP, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Lasser KE. The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):516-520. PMID: 27092738.
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  8. Richardson MA, Grant-Knight W, Beeghly M, Rose-Jacobs R, Chen CA, Appugliese DP, Cabral HJ, Liebschutz JM, Frank DA. Psychological Distress Among School-Aged Children with and Without Intrauterine Cocaine Exposure: Perinatal Versus Contextual Effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 Apr; 44(3):547-60. PMID: 26194603.
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  9. Larochelle MR, Liebschutz JM, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose and Association With Repeated Overdose: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 5; 164(1):1-9. PMID: 26720742.
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  10. Liebschutz JM, Lange A, Heymann O. Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Health Professions. J S C Med Assoc. 2015 Sep-Oct; 111(3):103-7. PMID: 27132346.
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  11. Lasser KE, Shanahan C, Parker V, Beers D, Xuan Z, Heymann O, Lange A, Liebschutz JM. A Multicomponent Intervention to Improve Primary Care Provider Adherence to Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines and Reduce Opioid Misuse: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Jan; 60:101-9. PMID: 26256769.
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  12. Liebschutz JM, Crooks D, Rose-Jacobs R, Cabral HJ, Heeren TC, Gerteis J, Appugliese DP, Heymann OD, Lange AV, Frank DA. Prenatal substance exposure: What predicts behavioral resilience by early adolescence? Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):329-37. PMID: 26076097.
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  13. Tsui JI, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Alford DP, Liebschutz JM, Mao J, Edwards RR, Samet JH. Hepatitis C virus infection and pain sensitivity in patients on methadone or buprenorphine maintenance therapy for opioid use disorders. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1; 153:286-92. PMID: 26048638.
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  14. Crooks D, Tsui J, Anderson B, Dossabhoy S, Herman D, Liebschutz JM, Stein MD. Differential risk factors for HIV drug and sex risk-taking among non-treatment-seeking hospitalized injection drug users. AIDS Behav. 2015 Mar; 19(3):405-11. PMID: 25063229.
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  15. Lange A, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Khalid L, Beers D, Heymann OD, Shanahan CW, Crosson J, Liebschutz JM. Variability in opioid prescription monitoring and evidence of aberrant medication taking behaviors in urban safety-net clinics. Pain. 2015 Feb; 156(2):335-40. PMID: 25599455.
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  16. Gazelle G, Liebschutz JM, Riess H. Physician burnout: coaching a way out. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4):508-13. PMID: 25527340.
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  17. Khalid L, Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Crooks D, Shanahan C, Lange A, Heymann O, Lasser KE. Adherence to prescription opioid monitoring guidelines among residents and attending physicians in the primary care setting. Pain Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):480-7. PMID: 25529863.
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  18. Liebschutz JM, Crooks D, Herman D, Anderson B, Tsui J, Meshesha LZ, Dossabhoy S, Stein M. Buprenorphine treatment for hospitalized, opioid-dependent patients: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Aug; 174(8):1369-76. PMID: 25090173.
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  19. S McCall-Hosenfeld J, Winter M, Heeren T, Liebschutz JM. The association of interpersonal trauma with somatic symptom severity in a primary care population with chronic pain: exploring the role of gender and the mental health sequelae of trauma. J Psychosom Res. 2014 Sep; 77(3):196-204. PMID: 25149029.
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  20. Liebschutz J, Khalid L. Treating chronic pain: what is left out of the patient encounter. Eur J Pain. 2014 Jul; 18(6):751-2. PMID: 24807294.
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  21. Frank DA, Kuranz S, Appugliese D, Cabral H, Chen C, Crooks D, Heeren T, Liebschutz J, Richardson M, Rose-Jacobs R. Problematic substance use in urban adolescents: role of intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and post-natal environment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1; 142:181-90. PMID: 24999059.
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  22. Liebschutz J, Beers D, Lange A. Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Opioid Dependence. Curr Treat Options Psychiatry. 2014 Jun 1; 1(2):204-223. PMID: 24892008.
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  23. Reddy MK, Anderson BJ, Liebschutz J, Stein MD. Physical abuse is associated with HIV-related drug risk. Addict Behav. 2014 May; 39(5):965-8. PMID: 24612769.
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  24. Frank JW, Bair MJ, Becker WC, Krebs EE, Liebschutz JM, Alford DP. Update in pain medicine for primary care providers: a narrative review, 2010-2012. Pain Med. 2014 Mar; 15(3):425-31. PMID: 24423083.
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  25. Meshesha LZ, Tsui JI, Liebschutz JM, Crooks D, Anderson BJ, Herman DS, Stein MD. Days of heroin use predict poor self-reported health in hospitalized heroin users. Addict Behav. 2013 Dec; 38(12):2884-7. PMID: 24045030.
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  26. Reddy MK, Anderson BJ, Liebschutz J, Stein MD. Factor structure of PTSD symptoms in opioid-dependent patients rating their overall trauma history. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Oct 1; 132(3):597-602. PMID: 23647728.
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  27. Liebschutz JM, Rothman EF. Intimate-partner violence--what physicians can do. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 29; 367(22):2071-3. PMID: 23190220.
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  28. Meltzer EC, Rybin D, Meshesha LZ, Saitz R, Samet JH, Rubens SL, Liebschutz JM. Aberrant drug-related behaviors: unsystematic documentation does not identify prescription drug use disorder. Pain Med. 2012 Nov; 13(11):1436-43. PMID: 23057631.
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  29. Zallman L, Rubens SL, Saitz R, Samet JH, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Liebschutz J. Attitudinal Barriers to Analgesic Use among Patients with Substance Use Disorders. Pain Res Treat. 2012; 2012:167062. PMID: 22685649.
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  30. Meltzer EC, Averbuch T, Samet JH, Saitz R, Jabbar K, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Liebschutz JM. Discrepancy in diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): treatment for the wrong reason. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2012 Apr; 39(2):190-201. PMID: 22076315.
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  31. Liebschutz JM, Alford DP. Safe opioid prescribing: a long way to go. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Sep; 26(9):951-2. PMID: 21735346.
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  32. Meltzer EC, Rybin D, Saitz R, Samet JH, Schwartz SL, Butler SF, Liebschutz JM. Identifying prescription opioid use disorder in primary care: diagnostic characteristics of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM). Pain. 2011 Feb; 152(2):397-402. PMID: 21177035.
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  33. Liebschutz J, Schwartz S, Hoyte J, Conoscenti L, Christian AB, Muhammad L, Harper D, James T. A chasm between injury and care: experiences of black male victims of violence. J Trauma. 2010 Dec; 69(6):1372-8. PMID: 20838259.
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  34. Alford DP, Krebs EE, Chen IA, Nicolaidis C, Bair MJ, Liebschutz J. Update in pain medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov; 25(11):1222-6. PMID: 20632120.
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  35. Liebschutz JM, Saitz R, Weiss RD, Averbuch T, Schwartz S, Meltzer EC, Claggett-Borne E, Cabral H, Samet JH. Clinical factors associated with prescription drug use disorder in urban primary care patients with chronic pain. J Pain. 2010 Nov; 11(11):1047-55. PMID: 20338815.
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  36. Schwartz S, Hoyte J, James T, Conoscenti L, Johnson RM, Liebschutz J. Challenges to Engaging Black Male Victims of Community Violence in Healthcare Research: Lessons Learned From Two Studies. Psychol Trauma. 2010 Mar 1; 2(1):54-62. PMID: 20526412.
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  37. Taft C, Schwartz S, Liebschutz JM. Intimate partner aggression perpetration in primary care chronic pain patients. Violence Vict. 2010; 25(5):649-61. PMID: 21061870.
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  38. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Liebschutz JM, Spiro A, Seaver MR. Sexual assault in the military and its impact on sexual satisfaction in women veterans: a proposed model. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Jun; 18(6):901-9. PMID: 19514833.
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  39. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Freund KM, Liebschutz JM. Factors associated with sexual assault and time to presentation. Prev Med. 2009 Jun; 48(6):593-5. PMID: 19341766.
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  40. Liebschutz J, Battaglia T, Finley E, Averbuch T. Disclosing intimate partner violence to health care clinicians - what a difference the setting makes: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2008; 8:229. PMID: 18601725.
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  41. Kartha A, Brower V, Saitz R, Samet JH, Keane TM, Liebschutz J. The impact of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder on healthcare utilization among primary care patients. Med Care. 2008 Apr; 46(4):388-93. PMID: 18362818.
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  42. Alford DP, Liebschutz J, Chen IA, Nicolaidis C, Panda M, Berg KM, Gibson J, Picchioni M, Bair MJ. Update in pain medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jun; 23(6):841-5. PMID: 18330653.
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  43. Borzecki AM, Bridgers DK, Liebschutz JM, Kader B, Kazis LE, Berlowitz DR. Racial differences in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation among males. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Feb; 100(2):237-45. PMID: 18300541.
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  44. Fogarty CT, Fredman L, Heeren TC, Liebschutz J. Synergistic effects of child abuse and intimate partner violence on depressive symptoms in women. Prev Med. 2008 May; 46(5):463-9. PMID: 18207563.
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  45. Rothman EF, Cheng DM, Pedley A, Samet JH, Palfai T, Liebschutz JM, Saitz R. Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2008 Jun; 34(4):464-70. PMID: 17869052.
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  46. Liebschutz J, Saitz R, Brower V, Keane TM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Averbuch T, Samet JH. PTSD in urban primary care: high prevalence and low physician recognition. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jun; 22(6):719-26. PMID: 17503105.
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  47. Chuang CH, Liebschutz JM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Samet JH. Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons. Violence Vict. 2007; 22(2):216-25. PMID: 17479557.
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  48. McEachrane-Gross FP, Liebschutz JM, Berlowitz D. Use of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in veterans with cancer or chronic pain: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006; 6:34. PMID: 17026768.
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  49. Paranjape A, Rask K, Liebschutz J. Utility of STaT for the identification of recent intimate partner violence. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Oct; 98(10):1663-9. PMID: 17052059.
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  50. Lincoln AK, Liebschutz JM, Chernoff M, Nguyen D, Amaro H. Brief screening for co-occurring disorders among women entering substance abuse treatment. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2006; 1:26. PMID: 16959041.
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  51. Liebschutz JM, Darko GO, Finley EP, Cawse JM, Bharel M, Orlander JD. In the minority: black physicians in residency and their experiences. J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Sep; 98(9):1441-8. PMID: 17019911.
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  52. Chuang CH, Liebschutz JM, Horton NJ, Samet JH. Association of violence victimization with inconsistent condom use in HIV-infected persons. AIDS Behav. 2006 Mar; 10(2):201-7. PMID: 16609828.
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  53. Liebschutz JM, Geier JL, Horton NJ, Chuang CH, Samet JH. Physical and sexual violence and health care utilization in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems. AIDS Care. 2005 Jul; 17(5):566-78. PMID: 16036243.
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  54. McHugo GJ, Caspi Y, Kammerer N, Mazelis R, Jackson EW, Russell L, Clark C, Liebschutz J, Kimerling R. The assessment of trauma history in women with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders and a history of interpersonal violence. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2005 Apr-Jun; 32(2):113-27. PMID: 15834262.
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  55. Battaglia TA, Finley E, Liebschutz JM. Survivors of intimate partner violence speak out: trust in the patient-provider relationship. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Aug; 18(8):617-23. PMID: 12911643.
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  56. Liebschutz JM, Finley EP, Braslins PG, Christiansen D, Horton NJ, Samet JH. Screening for sexually transmitted infections in substance abuse treatment programs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2003 May 1; 70(1):93-9. PMID: 12681529.
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  57. Paranjape A, Liebschutz J. STaT: a three-question screen for intimate partner violence. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2003 Apr; 12(3):233-9. PMID: 12804354.
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  58. Liebschutz J, Savetsky JB, Saitz R, Horton NJ, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH. The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2002 Apr; 22(3):121-8. PMID: 12039614.
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  59. Liebschutz JM, Feinman G, Sullivan L, Stein M, Samet J. Physical and sexual abuse in women infected with the human immunodeficiency virus: increased illness and health care utilization. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Jun 12; 160(11):1659-64. PMID: 10847259.
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  60. Mayer L, Liebschutz J. Domestic violence in the pregnant patient: obstetric and behavioral interventions. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1998 Oct; 53(10):627-35. PMID: 9793939.
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  61. Liebschutz JM, Mulvey KP, Samet JH. Victimization among substance-abusing women. Worse health outcomes. Arch Intern Med. 1997 May 26; 157(10):1093-7. PMID: 9164375.
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