Benjamin Linas, MD
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
Epidemiology





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

Kentucky CAN HEAL (Communities and Networks Helping End Addiction Long-term)
04/17/2019 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
University of Kentucky NIH-NIDA
5UM1DA049406-02

Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death(RESPOND)
06/01/2018 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01DA046527-02

The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Dept YR04
03/01/2018 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Denver Health and Hospital Authority National Institute o

Prevention Policy Modeling Lab YR02
01/01/2020 - 09/29/2021 (PI)
Stanford University Centers for Disease

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
5R01DA043130-04

BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
NIH-NIAID
5T32AI052074-15

Mitigation and Suppression of Coronavirus Pandemic with Data-driven RAPID Decisions…
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Mass General Hosp National Science Fdn

A pragmatic trial of two strategies for implementing an effective eHealth HIV prevention program
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
Northwestern University NIH-NIMH
5R01MH118213-03

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) 5R01DA046527-04 3
2021 BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (BU-CHART 2T32AI052074-16A1 51
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
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  1. Toumi A, Zhao H, Chhatwal J, Linas BP, Ayer T. Association of Limited In-Person Attendance in US National Football League and National Collegiate Athletic Association Games With County-Level COVID-19 Cases. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 08 02; 4(8):e2119621. PMID: 34402891
     
  2. Freiman JM, Fatch R, Cheng D, Emenyonu N, Ngabirano C, Geadas C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Prevalence of elevated liver transaminases and their relationship with alcohol use in people living with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy in Uganda. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0250368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34061870; PMCID: PMC8168875; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250368;
     
  3. Morgan JR, Walley AY, Murphy SM, Chatterjee A, Hadland SE, Barocas J, Linas BP, Assoumou SA. Characterizing initiation, use, and discontinuation of extended-release buprenorphine in a nationally representative United States commercially insured cohort. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Aug 01; 225:108764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34051547
     
  4. Epstein RL, Sperring H, Hofman M, Lodi S, White LF, Barocas JA, Bouton TC, Xiao Y, Hsu HE, Miller NS, Linas BP, Marathe JG. Time to SARS-CoV-2 PCR Clearance in Immunocompromising Conditions: Is Test-Based Removal From Isolation Necessary in Severely Immunocompromised Individuals? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun; 8(6):ofab164.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189164; PMCID: PMC8231388; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab164;
     
  5. Sinha P, Linas BP. Combination therapy with tocilizumab and dexamethasone cost-effectively reduces Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33956936; PMCID: PMC8135952; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab409;
     
  6. Assoumou SA, Paniagua SM, Gonzalez P, Wang J, Beckwith CG, White LF, Taylor JL, Coogan K, Samet JH, Linas BP. HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Buprenorphine at a Drug Detoxification Center During the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Challenges. AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug; 25(8):2591-2598.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33751315; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03220-0;
     
  7. Morgan JR, Savinkina A, Pires Dos Santos AG, Xue Z, Shilton S, Linas B. HCV Viral Load Greater Than 1000 IU/ml at Time of Virologic Failure in Direct-Acting Antiviral-Treated Patients. Adv Ther. 2021 03; 38(3):1690-1700.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33590445; PMCID: PMC7932931; DOI: 10.1007/s12325-021-01647-4;
     
  8. Linas BP, Savinkina A, Madushani RWMA, Wang J, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Chatterjee A, Walley AY, Morgan JR, Epstein RL, Assoumou SA, Murphy SM, Schackman BR, Chrysanthopoulou SA, White LF, Barocas JA. Projected Estimates of Opioid Mortality After Community-Level Interventions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 02 01; 4(2):e2037259.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33587136; PMCID: PMC7885041; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.37259;
     
  9. Assoumou SA, Sian CR, Gebel CM, Linas BP, Samet JH, Bernstein JA. Patients at a drug detoxification center share perspectives on how to increase hepatitis C treatment uptake: A qualitative study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 03 01; 220:108526.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33465604; PMCID: PMC8064807; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108526;
     
  10. Morgan JR, Barocas JA, Murphy SM, Epstein RL, Stein MD, Schackman BR, Walley AY, Linas BP. Comparison of Rates of Overdose and Hospitalization After Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in the Inpatient vs Outpatient Setting. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2029676.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33320266; PMCID: PMC7739119; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.29676;
     
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