Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Division||General Internal Medicine|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave|
Boston MA 02118
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Community Health Sciences|
|Title||Active Staff Hospital Privileges|
|Institution||Boston Medical Center|
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.
- chronic pain
- fellowship education
- Intimate Partner Violence
- prescription drug abuse
- preventive medicine
- primary care
- substance abuse
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