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Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave
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
Dr. Liebschutz is a primary care internist, preventive medicine physician, researcher and educator. She is Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship and Preventive Medicine Residency programs. She is also Wellness Director for Boston Medical Center and chairs the Faculty Development and Diversity Committee for the Department of Medicine.

Her primary areas of expertise and research involve the health impact of violence, including the intersection with substance use disorders, health care utilization, chronic pain, and the patient doctor relationship. Another area of interest includes use of opiates for chronic pain. She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Her research and educational endeavors have been supported by NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the American Cancer Society, Substance Abuse-Mental Health Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and the Health Resources Service Administration

Dr. Liebschutz’s research and educational pursuits are at the intersection of interpersonal violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and chronic pain, focusing on inner-city minority populations. She uses both epidemiological research and qualitative research methods. She has conducted research studies evaluating the health effects and health care utilization associated with prior interpersonal violence.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar she conducted a study of the prevalence of PTSD in the primary care practice of an academic urban safety-net hospital, along with secondary data analyses examining the relationship of PTSD to health care utilization, the impact of immigrant status on mental health care utilization, and the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in primary care.

As the recipient of a K-23 career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, she studied co-occurring substance use disorders, PTSD, and chronic pain in primary care, and conducted an intervention to link victims of stabbing and shooting with counseling and primary care.

Dr. Liebschutz edited an authoritative reference book for the American College of Physicians, Violence Against Women: A Physician’s Guide to Identification and Management, published in 2003. She is also the director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship and Preventive Medicine Residency Programs at Boston University.

 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. Liebschutz J, Khalid L. Treating chronic pain: what is left out of the patient encounter. Eur J Pain. 2014 Jul; 18(6):751-2.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. Liebschutz JM, Rothman EF. Intimate-partner violence--what physicians can do. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 29; 367(22):2071-3.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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.
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  9. 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.
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  10. Liebschutz JM, Alford DP. Safe opioid prescribing: a long way to go. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Sep; 26(9):951-2.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  14. 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.
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  15. 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.
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  16. Taft C, Schwartz S, Liebschutz JM. Intimate partner aggression perpetration in primary care chronic pain patients. Violence Vict. 2010; 25(5):649-61.
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  17. 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.
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  18. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Freund KM, Liebschutz JM. Factors associated with sexual assault and time to presentation. Prev Med. 2009 Jun; 48(6):593-5.
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  19. 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.
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  20. 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.
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  21. 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.
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  22. 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.
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  23. 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.
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  24. 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.
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  25. 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.
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  26. 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.
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  27. 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.
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  28. 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.
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  29. 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.
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  30. 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.
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  31. 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.
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  32. 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.
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  33. 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.
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  34. 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.
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  35. 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.
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  36. Paranjape A, Liebschutz J. STaT: a three-question screen for intimate partner violence. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2003 Apr; 12(3):233-9.
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  37. 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.
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  38. 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.
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  39. Mayer L, Liebschutz J. Domestic violence in the pregnant patient: obstetric and behavioral interventions. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1998 Oct; 53(10):627-35.
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  40. Liebschutz JM, Mulvey KP, Samet JH. Victimization among substance-abusing women. Worse health outcomes. Arch Intern Med. 1997 May 26; 157(10):1093-7.
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