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Theresa W. Kim, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address91 E. Concord St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-6932
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6043-0721
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TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Theresa W. Kim, MD is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center..She is also a primary care physician at the Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program After completing research training in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, she became a faculty member of the Clinical Addiction Research Education (CARE) program at Boston Medical Center. She is also a consultant for the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment - Training and Technical Assistance. Her research interests include: 1) defining and measuring the effects of quality primary medical care and substance abuse treatment; 2) access to care for homeless populations and 3) medical complications of substance dependence including HIV infection and poor bone health.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • HIV infection
  • bone mineral density
  • health services
  • homeless persons
  • primary health care
  • substance related disorder
  • vitamin D
  • quality of care
  • substance abuse treatment
 Publications
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  1. Kertesz SG, Holt CL, Steward JL, Jones RN, Roth DL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TW, Austin EL, Henry SR, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O'Connell JJ, Golden JF, Young AS, Davis LL, Pollio DE. Comparing homeless persons' care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S331-9.
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  2. Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter M, Kim TW, Meli SM, Allensworth-Davies D, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Samet JH. Chronic care management for dependence on alcohol and other drugs: the AHEAD randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Sep 18; 310(11):1156-67.
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  3. Upshur CC, Weinreb L, Cheng DM, Kim TW, Samet JH, Saitz R. Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use? Am J Addict. 2014 Jan; 23(1):76-83.
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  4. Kim TW, Saitz R, Kretsch N, Cruz A, Winter MR, Shanahan CW, Alford DP. Screening for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use by health educators: do primary care clinicians document screening results? J Addict Med. 2013 May-Jun; 7(3):204-9.
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  5. Kim TW, Samet JH. Co-morbidity is the norm, not the exception: chronic respiratory diseases in chronic drug users. Prim Care Respir J. 2012 Dec; 21(4):364-5.
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  6. Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH. Effect of quality chronic disease management for alcohol and drug dependence on addiction outcomes. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Dec; 43(4):389-96.
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  7. D'Amore MM, Cheng DM, Kressin NR, Jones J, Samet JH, Winter M, Kim TW, Saitz R. Oral health of substance-dependent individuals: impact of specific substances. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Sep; 41(2):179-85.
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  8. Lasser KE, Kim TW, Alford DP, Cabral H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2011 Jan 1; 1(1):e000046.
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  9. Kim TW, Saitz R, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Witas J, Samet JH. Initiation and engagement in chronic disease management care for substance dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 May 1; 115(1-2):80-6.
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  10. Kim TW, Alford DP, Holick MF, Malabanan AO, Samet JH. Low vitamin d status of patients in methadone maintenance treatment. J Addict Med. 2009 Sep; 3(3):134-8.
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  11. Kim TW, Palepu A, Cheng DM, Libman H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. AIDS Care. 2007 Sep; 19(8):1039-47.
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  12. Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Safran DG, Saitz R. Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study. Health Serv Res. 2007 Apr; 42(2):755-72.
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  13. Palepu A, Cheng DM, Kim T, Nunes D, Vidaver J, Alperen J, Saitz R, Samet JH. Substance abuse treatment and receipt of liver specialty care among persons coinfected with HIV/HCV who have alcohol problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2006 Dec; 31(4):411-7.
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  14. Kim TW, Alford DP, Malabanan A, Holick MF, Samet JH. Low bone density in patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Dec 1; 85(3):258-62.
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  15. Kim TW, Kertesz SG, Horton NJ, Tibbetts N, Samet JH. Episodic homelessness and health care utilization in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems. BMC Health Serv Res. 2006; 6:19.
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