Benjamin Linas, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, New York University School of Medicine
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Linas is a national leader in hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection and HCV/HIV co-infection comparative- and cost-effectiveness research using computational biology, clinical epidemiology and clinical economics methods. Dr. Linas has an excellent track record of productivity, ample funding from the NIH and CDC, and a growing core of successful trainees. Dr. Linas directs the HIV/HCV core of the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HCV, and HIV, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in collaboration with Cornell, U Penn and Miami.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research(CFAR): Core B-Developmental
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

(Prenotification) Kentucky CAN HEAL (Communities and Networks Helping End Addiction Long-term)
04/17/2019 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
University of Kentucky NIH-NIDA

Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death(RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (PI)

Improving Naloxone Access and Its Effects on Drug Abuse Overdoses
03/04/2019 - 09/29/2021 (PI)
RAND Corporation CDC-NCIPC

A Cluster RCT to Increase HIV Testing in Substance Use Treatment Programs
09/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
Trustees of Columbia University NIH-NIDA

BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)

The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment…
03/01/2018 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Denver Health and Hospital Authority NIH-NIDA

A pragmatic trial of two strategies for implementing an effective eHealth HIV prevention program
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
Northwestern University NIH-NIMH

Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health..
07/01/2015 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
Cornell University NIH-NIDA

Progression to and costs associated with opioid use disorder among adolescents and young adults
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2020 (PI)

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 5R01DA046527-03 3
2020 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 5R01DA046527-03 3
2020 BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 5T32AI052074-15 51
2019 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 5R01DA046527-02 3
2019 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 3R01DA046527-02S1 3
2019 BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 5T32AI052074-14 51
2019 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 5P30DA040500-05-6229 121
2018 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 1R01DA046527-01 3
2018 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 5P30DA040500-04-6229 121
2017 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 5P30DA040500-03-6229 121
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  1. Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Li Y, Linas BP, Lodi S, Bernson D, Weiss RD, Samet JH, Larochelle MR. Association of Treatment With Medications for Opioid Use Disorder With Mortality After Hospitalization for Injection Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 01; 3(10):e2016228.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33052402; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.16228;
  2. Barocas JA, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Savinkina A, Nolen S, Savitzky C, Samet JH, Englander H, Linas BP. Long-term infective endocarditis mortality associated with injection opioid use in the United States: a modeling study. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 09.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32901815
  3. Leech AA, Christiansen CL, Linas BP, Jacobsen DM, Morin I, Drainoni ML. Healthcare practitioner experiences and willingness to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis in the US. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238375.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32881916
  4. Assoumou SA, Paniagua SM, Linas BP, Wang J, Samet JH, Hall J, White LF, Beckwith CG. Rapid Versus Laboratory-Based Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C at a Drug Detoxification Treatment Center: A Randomized Trial. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 02; 222(Supplement_5):S376-S383.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32877557
  5. Linas BP. Time for a New Approach to Guidance for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Testing Among Persons Who Inject Drugs. J Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 17; 222(6):885-887. PMID: 32002538
  6. Barocas JA, Gai MJ, Amuchi B, Jawa R, Linas BP. Impact of medications for opioid use disorder among persons hospitalized for drug use-associated skin and soft tissue infections. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Oct 01; 215:108207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32795883
  7. Kimmel SD, Walley AY, Linas BP, Kalesan B, Awtry E, Dobrilovic N, White L, LaRochelle M. Effect of Publicly Reported Aortic Valve Surgery Outcomes on Valve Surgery in Injection Drug- and Non-Injection Drug-Associated Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):480-487.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31598642
  8. Sinha P, Mostaghim A, Bielick CG, McLaughlin A, Hamer DH, Wetzler LM, Bhadelia N, Fagan MA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Ieong MH, Lin NH, Cooper ER, Brade KD, White LF, Barlam TF, Sagar M. Early administration of interleukin-6 inhibitors for patients with severe COVID-19 disease is associated with decreased intubation, reduced mortality, and increased discharge. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 99:28-33.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721528
  9. Muyindike WR, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32614873
  10. Assoumou SA, Nolen S, Hagan L, Wang J, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Thompson WW, Mayer KH, Puro J, Zhu L, Salomon JA, Linas BP. Hepatitis C Management at Federally Qualified Health Centers during the Opioid Epidemic: A Cost-Effectiveness Study. Am J Med. 2020 Jun 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32603791
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