Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Chatterjee is a med-peds trained primary care and addiction medicine physician at several shelter-based clinics through Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. His areas of clinical and research interest include innovative treatment models for opioid use disorder in marginalized populations, and interventions on social determinants of health, such as food insecurity. He has an additional interest in racism and health care, particularly its manifestations in medical education and training.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

My Diversity/Equity Inclusion work has taken several forms:

I have worked to explore the role of racism in health professions admissions and in medical education. I and my colleagues have written several papers on bias due to race, gender, and other factors during the interview process to medical school and other health profession programs. While at Harvard Medical School, I was the faculty advisor for the Racial Justice Coalition and in that role, worked to expand and improve the curriculum with regard to its discussion of racism in health care. As part of that role, I have mentored several students in writing papers describing these efforts.

Secondly, I have worked to explore the role of racism in the conceptualization and treatment of addiction in the United States. In my role on the Healing Communities Study, I helped found the Racial Equity and Social Justice committee, which works to improve efforts to incorporate intentional efforts to promote equity in addiction treatment. We describe our work in a paper in the American Journal of Public Health, but the racial equity work we are undertaking is ongoing.

I serve in several committee roles at BMC and in national organizations. I serve on the Boston University Medical Group (BUMG) Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, as well as the Section of General Internal Medicine's Anti-Racism committee. I also serve on AMERSA's Diversity Committee. In that role, I am leading a subcommittee that is developing a bibliography of papers on other resources examining the role of racism in addiction treatment.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

Evaluation of the Community Care in Reach(R) Mobile Addictio
12/01/2021 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital


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  1. Dang N, Khunte M, Zhong A, Chatterjee A. Naloxone Online Information Exceeds the Recommended Reading Level for Patient Education Materials. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2023 Apr 19. PMID: 37096779; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.22-00343;
  2. Chatterjee A, Bannister M, Hill LG, Davis CS. Prescribing Syringes to People Who Inject Drugs: Advancing Harm Reduction in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Apr 05. PMID: 37020124; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08183-7;
  3. Chatterjee A, Weitz M, Savinkina A, Macmadu A, Madushani RWMA, Potee RA, Ryan D, Murphy SM, Walley AY, Linas BP. Estimated Costs and Outcomes Associated With Use and Nonuse of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder During Incarceration and at Release in Massachusetts. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e237036.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37058306; PMCID: PMC10105308; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.7036;
  4. Chatterjee A, Dunleavy S, Gonzalez T, Benson J, Henault L, MacIntosh A, Goodell K, Witzburg R, Paasche-Orlow M. Health professions school applicant experiences of discrimination during interviews. Med Teach. 2023 May; 45(5):532-541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36369780
  5. Nolen S, Zang X, Chatterjee A, Behrends CN, Green TC, Linas BP, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Walley AY, Schackman BR, Marshall BDL. Evaluating equity in community-based naloxone access among racial/ethnic groups in Massachusetts. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109668.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36309001; PMCID: PMC9833886; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109668;
  6. Morgan JR, Freibott CE, Jalali A, Jeng PJ, Walley AY, Chatterjee A, Green TC, Nolan ML, Linas BP, Marshall BDL, Murphy SM. The role of increasing pharmacy and community distributed naloxone in the opioid overdose epidemic in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York City. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2022 Sep; 4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36337350; PMCID: PMC9631422; DOI: 10.1016/j.dadr.2022.100083;
  7. Adams JW, Savinkina A, Fox A, Behrends CN, Madushani RWMA, Wang J, Chatterjee A, Walley AY, Barocas JA, Linas BP. Modeling the cost-effectiveness and impact on fatal overdose and initiation of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment at syringe service programs. Addiction. 2022 Oct; 117(10):2635-2648.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35315148; PMCID: PMC9951221; DOI: 10.1111/add.15883;
  8. Swartz N, Adnan T, Peréa F, Baggett TP, Chatterjee A. "Sick and tired of being sick and tired": Exploring initiation of medications for opioid use disorder among people experiencing homelessness. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Jul; 138:108752. PMID: 35277306
  9. Noyes EA, Dunleavy S, Mail V, Plakas I, Keyes S, Gaeta JM, Obando A, Paci E, Lent C, Regis C, Taveras EM, Yule AM, Chatterjee A. Awareness, Utilization, and Preferences of Harm Reduction Interventions among Street-Involved Young Adults in Boston. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(5):827-832.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35195488
  10. Chatterjee A, Glasgow L, Bullard M, Sabir M, Hamilton G, Chassler D, Stevens-Watkins DJ, Goddard-Eckrich D, Rodgers E, Chaya J, Rodriguez S, Gutnick DN, Oga EA, Salsberry P, Martinez LS. Placing Racial Equity at the Center of Substance Use Research: Lessons From the HEALing Communities Study. Am J Public Health. 2022 02; 112(2):204-208. PMID: 35080947; PMCID: PMC8802575; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306572;
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