Richard Saitz, MD

Richard Saitz MD, MPH, FACP (Fellow, American College of Physicians), DFASAM (Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine), is a general internist (diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, DABIM) and primary care physician, an addiction medicine specialist (diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, DABAM), Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine. He Chaired the Treatment and Services review committee for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is Editor of Evidence-Based Medicine, associate editor of JAMA, and Senior Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine, Section Editor and sole author of key chapters in UpToDate on unhealthy substance use, an editor of the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine textbook, Editor Emeritus of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, and author of over two hundred peer-reviewed publications.

He was Director of Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit for over a decade, has been Chairman of an Institutional Review Board, Associate Director of Clinical Research for BU, President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), steering committee member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and is coordinating committee member of International Network for Brief Intervention for Alcohol and other drug problems (INEBRIA). He is on the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) Board now as Vice President. His primary areas of expertise supported by NIH, RWJF, and SAMHSA, are screening and brief intervention, integrating substance-related and general health care, improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy substance use, particularly in general health settings, and basing care on science. He validated single-item screening questions recommended by NIDA and NIAAA. Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, Best Doctors in America®, AMERSA’s W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award, the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award (ASAM), Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award.

Chair
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
General Internal Medicine Section

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Institutional Program Unifying Population and Laboratory Based Sciences Award
02/01/2013 - 01/31/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: Lindsay Farrer, PhD
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Relational Agent to Improve Alcohol Screening and Treatment in Primary Care
12/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System Department of VA

URBAN ARCH (5/5) Boston Cohort - Alcohol and HIV-associated comorbidity and complications: Frailty, Functional impairment, Falls, and Fractures (the 4F Study)
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
2U01AA020784-06

Oral v Injection Naltrexone in Hospital: Comparative Effectiveness for Alcoholism
09/25/2014 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5R01AA021335-03

The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
09/01/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
McLean Hospital Corporation NIH NIDA
5UG1DA015831-15

Personnel Agreement for Research Service of Richard Saitz
08/01/2014 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Center to Prevent Alcohol Problems Among Young People
02/01/2004 - 01/31/2010 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
3 P60 AA13759 05S1

Net Lifetime Health Effects of Alcohol Use and Abuse
05/16/2003 - 04/30/2008 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5 R01 AA13304 03

Faculty Development Program Grant
09/30/1998 - 03/29/2002 (Co-PI)
PI: Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH
HHS/SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
5 T26 SP08355 03

Improving Rates of Physician Intervention for Alcohol Problems
07/01/1997 - 06/30/2001 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


SBIRT for Substance Abuse in Mental Health Treatment Settings
09/15/2012 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Univ of California, Los Angeles NIH-NIDA

Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence-Boston ARCH Cohort (Supplement)
03/05/2015 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
5U01AA020784-05

Addressing Alcohol /HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort
09/20/2011 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
5U01 AA020784-05

Efficacy/Effectiveness of Unhealthy Drug Use Screening
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
3R01 DA025068-05S1

Efficacy/Effectiveness of unhealthy drug use screening/Brief intervention models
07/01/2009 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
3R01 DA025068-02S1

Efficacy/Effectiveness of Unhealthy Drug Use Screening/Brief Intervention Models
07/15/2008 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01 DA025068-05

Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) Implementation and Sustainability
04/01/2011 - 12/31/2012 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
1R13 DA031540-01

Validation for Self-administered Single-item Screening Questions (SISQ) for Drug Use
04/01/2012 - 09/30/2012 (PI)
MITRE Corporation HRSA-SAMHSA

Alcohol SBI Research Conference
12/10/2010 - 11/30/2011 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
1R13 AA020158-01

Linkage of Alcohol Abusers to Primary Care - Supplement
06/29/2006 - 08/31/2011 (PI)
NIH-NIAAA
3 R01 AA010870-06A2S1

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Oral v Injection Naltrexone in Hospital: Comparative Effectiveness for Alcoholism 5R01AA021335-03 1
2016 URBAN ARCH (5/5) Boston Cohort - Alcohol and HIV-associated comorbidity and complications: Frailty, Functional impairment, Falls, and Fractures (the 4F study) 2U01AA020784-06 2
2015 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence-Boston ARCH Cohort 3U01AA020784-04S1 2
2015 Oral v Injection Naltrexone in Hospital: Comparative Effectiveness for Alcoholism 5R01AA021335-02 1
2015 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-05 2
2014 Oral v Injection Naltrexone in Hospital: Comparative Effectiveness for Alcoholism 1R01AA021335-01A1 1
2014 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-04 2
2013 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-03 2
2012 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-02 2
2012 Efficacy/Effectiveness of Unhealthy Drug Use Screening/Brief Intervention Models 5R01DA025068-05 17
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  1. Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Walley AY, Saitz R, Lin MY, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform''s Effect on Hospitalizations with Substance Use Disorder-Related Diagnoses. Health Serv Res. 2017 May 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28523674.
  2. Nolan S, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Sullivan MM, Samet JH, Saitz R. HIV-infected individuals who use alcohol and other drugs, and virologic suppression. AIDS Care. 2017 May 17; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28513200.
  3. Glass JE, Andréasson S, Bradley KA, Finn SW, Williams EC, Bakshi AS, Gual A, Heather N, Sainz MT, Benegal V, Saitz R. Rethinking alcohol interventions in health care: a thematic meeting of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA). Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 May 10; 12(1):14. PMID: 28490342.
  4. Galea S, Saitz R. Funding, Institutional Conflicts of Interest, and Schools of Public Health: Realities and Solutions. JAMA. 2017 May 02; 317(17):1735-1736.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28464147; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.1659;.
  5. Saitz R. Evidence-Based Medicine these 7 years: time for the editor to go on permanent sabbatical. Evid Based Med. 2017 Jun; 22(3):79-80. PMID: 28428222; DOI: 10.1136/ebmed-2017-110705;.
  6. Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Holick MF, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime and recent alcohol use and bone mineral density in adults with HIV infection and substance dependence. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr; 96(17):e6759.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28445303.
  7. Squires LE, Palfai TP, Allensworth-Davies D, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Kressin N, Saitz R. Perceived discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors among black primary-care patients who use drugs. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Mar 10; 1-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28281940; DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1288189;.
  8. Saitz R. Should Benzodiazepines Be Used to Treat Anxiety in People With Substance Use Disorders? Contentious Debate With Similar Conclusions. J Addict Med. 2017 Mar/Apr; 11(2):83. PMID: 28301368; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000293;.
  9. Calver KE, Saitz R. Substance Use Terminology. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):768-769. PMID: 28241347; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.20469;.
  10. Godersky ME, Vercammen LK, Ventura AS, Walley AY, Saitz R. Identification of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use disorder: A case report. Addict Behav. 2017 Jul; 70:61-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28214737; DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.008;.
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Bar chart showing 241 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2007

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