Jessica L. Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
BS, Duke University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jessica L. Taylor, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and a board-certified Addiction Specialist. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, where she also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Taylor’s clinical work focuses on the care of patients with substance use disorders, HIV, and viral hepatitis.

Her research interests include HIV prevention among people who inject drugs, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation, low-barrier substance use disorder treatment models, and overdose prevention. She is Co-Director of the Care Continuum Core for the Massachusetts site of the NIDA-funded Healing Communities Study, which aims to reduce fatal opioid overdose by 40%.

Dr. Taylor is the Medical Director of Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center’s innovative, low-barrier substance use disorder bridge clinic and the Medical Director of the Transitional Care Clinic, a bridge clinic co-located with a low-threshold, transitional housing program for people experiencing homelessness. She directs HIV Prevention Programs at BMC. Her educational roles include directing the HIV Pathway for internal medicine residents and serving as core faculty in BUSM’s Addiction Medicine fellowship program.

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

Faster Paths to Treatment
04/01/2016 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

Population-Level Effects of Increasing PrEP Uptake on HIV and Bacterial STIs
07/26/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) NIH-NIAID

Population-Level Effects of Increasing PrEP Uptake on HIV and Bacterial STIs
07/26/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care / HPHC National Institute o


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  1. Lewis NM, Smeltzer RP, Baker TJ, Sahovey AC, Baez J, Hensel E, Poole B, Stewart C, Cogan AG, Bullard M, Taylor JL. Feasibility of paying people who use drugs cash to distribute naloxone within their networks. Harm Reduct J. 2024 Feb 16; 21(1):42. PMID: 38365734; PMCID: PMC10870496; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-024-00947-6;
  2. Shahlapour M, Singh S, Christine PJ, Laks J, Evans J, Farrell NM, Khan GK, Taylor JL, Rozansky H. Novel Uses of Methadone Under the "72-Hour Rule" to Facilitate Transitions of Care and Low-Dose Buprenorphine Induction in an Outpatient Bridge Clinic. J Addict Med. 2024 May-Jun 01; 18(3):345-347.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38329815
  3. Stewart J, Ruiz-Mercado G, Sperring H, Pierre CM, Assoumou SA, Taylor JL. Addressing Unmet PrEP Needs in Women: Impact of a Laboratory-Driven Protocol at an Urban, Essential Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 Mar; 11(3):ofae056.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38464490; PMCID: PMC10921387; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofae056;
  4. Taylor JL, Lasser KE. Intranasal Naloxone for Opioid Overdose. JAMA. 2024 Jan 16; 331(3):250-251.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38127361
  5. Chatterjee A, Baker T, Rudorf M, Walt G, Stotz C, Martin A, Kinnard EN, McAlearney AS, Bosak J, Medley B, Pinkhover A, Taylor JL, Samet JH, Lunze K. Mobile treatment for opioid use disorder: Implementation of community-based, same-day medication access interventions. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 Apr; 159:209272.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38128649; PMCID: PMC10947870; DOI: 10.1016/j.josat.2023.209272;
  6. Komaromy M, Stone A, Peterson A, Gott J, Koenig R, Taylor JL. Facilitating exit from encampments: combining low-barrier transitional housing with stabilizing treatment for substance related problems. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Oct 26; 18(1):66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37884986; PMCID: PMC10601141; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-023-00420-y;
  7. Rawlins-Pilgrim S, Wheelock A, Streed CG, Higham M, Krakower DS, Taylor JL. Survey assessment of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis availability in student health services in New England colleges and universities. J Am Coll Health. 2023 Jul 18; 1-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37463515; PMCID: PMC10836149; DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2023.2232465;
  8. Taylor JL, Wakeman SE, Walley AY, Kehoe LG. Substance use disorder bridge clinics: models, evidence, and future directions. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Apr 14; 18(1):23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37055851; PMCID: PMC10101823; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-023-00365-2;
  9. Martin AK, Perryman T, Bernstein JA, Taylor JL, Cruz R, Muroff J, Samet JH, Assoumou SA. Peer recovery coaching for comprehensive HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid use disorder management: The CHORUS pilot study. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2023 Jun; 7:100156.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37113387; PMCID: PMC10126838; DOI: 10.1016/j.dadr.2023.100156;
  10. Lescure TN, Stewart J, Sperring H, Ruiz-Mercado G, Taylor JL. Impact of COVID-19 on Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV Screening at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023 Mar 24. PMID: 36961407
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Let doctors prescribe methadone

The Boston Globe 11/9/2023

‘Tranq,’ used in a deadly drug combo, threatens Massachusetts users

The Boston Globe 4/12/2023

Methadone doses haven’t kept up in the age of fentanyl. A new rule aims to help

STAT 3/21/2023

Boston warns of increase in overdoses due to cocaine contaminated with fentanyl

Boston Globe 2/23/2023

Animal tranquilizer increasingly showing up in New England street drugs

WGBH News 2/15/2023

'We’re not out of the woods’: Opioid-related deaths declined this year, but just slightly

The Boston Globe 12/14/2022

Drug overdose deaths have increased 15% to nearly 108,000

Boston Herald 5/12/2022

BMC Bridge Clinic Charts a Needed Path to Methadone for Opioid Withdrawal

HealthCity 2/23/2022

Report: 2020 record year for fatal Mass. opioid overdoses

Boston 25 News 5/12/2021

Drug Use by State: 2021’s Problem Areas

WalletHub 5/11/2021

CDC report finds big jump in pandemic drug overdose deaths

Boston 25 News 4/15/2021

US drug overdose deaths surged during COVID-19 lockdowns

LiceScience 4/15/2021

COVID-19's "Alarming" Effect on HIV Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs

HealthCity 2/10/2021

These Key Telehealth Policy Changes Would Improve Buprenorphine Access While Advancing Health Equity

Health Affairs Blog 9/11/2020

Opioid Crisis Continues Amid Pandemic: Some Concerned Isolation Could Lead to More Overdoses

PIX 11 4/20/2020

Social Distancing May Increase HIV and Overdose Risk for At-Risk Populations

HealthCity 4/13/2020

Relaxed Federal Policies Enable Street Outreach for Substance Use Treatment During COVID-19

HealthCity 4/13/2020

COVID-19 Adds to Challenges of Treating Deadly Addictions

Modern Healthcare 4/10/2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Complicates Opioid Treatment

The Wall Street Journal 4/7/2020

A Scramble to Continue Care for People With Addiction Amid Deep Fears for the Most Vulnerable

The Boston Globe 4/3/2020
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Substance Use Disorders
Hepatitis C viruses
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Overdose, Drug

Dr. Taylor has mentored medical students in the summer research program. She also mentors residents and fellows on education, QI, and original research projects related to substance use disorders, HIV prevention, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, with work leading to multiple regional and national presentations and completed manuscripts. She provides longitudinal clinical mentorship for internal medicine residents interested in HIV primary care, viral hepatitis, PrEP, and substance use disorder treatment.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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