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
Epidemiology





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

Lifespan/Tufts/brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core B Developmental (Pilot Projects)
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) - INSIGHT
12/01/2010 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Institute for Clinical Research, Inc. NIH-NIAID

Health Economics of Substance Abuse and HCV/HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care - …
09/01/2017 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Weill Cornell Medical College NIH-NIDA

Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health..
07/01/2015 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Cornell University NIH-NIDA

Economic Analysis of Rapid HIV and HCV Testing in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
02/15/2015 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
Cornell University NIH-NIDA

Economic Modeling for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health
09/30/2014 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health CDC

Intensive Models of HCV Care for Injection Drug Users
07/15/2012 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
AlbertEinsteinCllgeOfMed of Yeshiva U. NIH-NIDA

Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment & Care - Supplement
06/01/2014 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH-NIDA

Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment & Care
06/15/2012 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH-NIDA

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 5P30DA040500-03-6229 1
2016 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 5P30DA040500-02-6229 1
2015 Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment in the Era of Integrated Health Care (HCV + HIV Core) 1P30DA040500-01-6229 1
2014 Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment and Care 3R01DA031059-03S1 13
2014 Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment and Care 5R01DA031059-03 13
2013 Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment and Care 5R01DA031059-02 13
2012 Simulation Modeling to Improve HIV/HCV Screening, Treatment and Care 1R01DA031059-01A1 13
2011 Improving HIV and HCV outcomes in U.S. AIDS Drug Assistance Programs 5K01AI073193-05 6
2010 Improving HIV and HCV outcomes in U.S. AIDS Drug Assistance Programs 5K01AI073193-04 6
2009 Improving HIV and HCV outcomes in U.S. AIDS Drug Assistance Programs 5K01AI073193-03 6
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  1. Akiyama MJ, Agyemang L, Arnsten JH, Heo M, Norton BL, Schackman BR, Linas BP, Litwin AH. Rationale, design, and methodology of a trial evaluating three models of care for HCV treatment among injection drug users on opioid agonist therapy. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 02 09; 18(1):74. PMID: 29426304.
     
  2. Leech AA, Bortoletto P, Christiansen C, Drainoni ML, Linas BP, Roeca C, Curtis M, Sullivan M. Assessing access to assisted reproductive services for serodiscordant couples with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Fertil Steril. 2018 Feb 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29428310.
     
  3. Barocas JA, Tasillo A, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Wang J, Vellozzi C, Hariri S, Isenhour C, Randall L, Ward JW, Mermin J, Salomon JA, Linas BP. Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of expanding the recommendation for age-based hepatitis C testing in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 06. PMID: 29420742.
     
  4. Assoumou SA, Tasillo A, Leff JA, Schackman BR, Drainoni ML, Horsburgh CR, Barry MA, Regis C, Kim AY, Marshall A, Saxena S, Smith PC, Linas BP. Cost-Effectiveness of One-Time Hepatitis C Screening Strategies Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Primary Care Settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 18; 66(3):376-384.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29020317.
     
  5. Morgan JR, Kim AY, Naggie S, Linas BP. The Effect of Shorter Treatment Regimens for Hepatitis C on Population Health and Under Fixed Budgets. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Jan; 5(1):ofx267. PMID: 29354660.
     
  6. Morgan Freiman J, Jacobson KR, Muyindike WR, Robert Horsburgh C, Ellner JJ, Hahn JA, Linas BP. Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for People with HIV who are Heavy Alcohol Drinkers in High TB/HIV Burden Countries: a Risk-Benefit Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29239900.
     
  7. Barocas JA, Wang J, White LF, Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Freedberg KA, Linas BP. Hepatitis C Testing Increased Among Baby Boomers Following The 2012 Change To CDC Testing Recommendations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Dec; 36(12):2142-2150.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29200354.
     
  8. Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Trikalinos TA, Horsburgh CR, Marks SM, Linas BP. Cost-effectiveness of Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Residents Born Outside the United States With and Without Medical Comorbidities in a Simulation Model. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1755-1764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29049814.
     
  9. Cohen GH, Tamrakar S, Lowe S, Sampson L, Ettman C, Linas B, Ruggiero K, Galea S. Comparison of Simulated Treatment and Cost-effectiveness of a Stepped Care Case-Finding Intervention vs Usual Care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After a Natural Disaster. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017 Dec 01; 74(12):1251-1258.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28979968.
     
  10. Morgan JR, Servidone M, Easterbrook P, Linas BP. Economic evaluation of HCV testing approaches in low and middle income countries. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 01; 17(Suppl 1):697. PMID: 29143681.
     
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Bar chart showing 46 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2017

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