Jordana Laks, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD/MPH, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
BS, Tufts University

Jordana Laks, MD, MPH is an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center. In 2017, she graduated from both University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She went on to complete a Residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. She then completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Boston University Medical Center with a concentration in Women’s Health and Homelessness. Currently she is a member on Boston Medical Center's Endocarditis Working Group, Taskforce on revising BMC Policy on Mandated Reporting of Substance-Exposed Newborns, and Immigrant and Refugee Health Center Team.

Boston Medical Center
Addiction Medicine

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  1. Beaugard CA, Khudairi F, Yesufu O, Farina A, Laks J. "I don't think of it as a shelter. I say I'm going home": a qualitative evaluation of a low-threshold shelter for women who use drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2024 Feb 19; 21(1):44. PMID: 38374063; PMCID: PMC10877776; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-024-00930-1;
  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 Feb 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38329815
  3. Harris MTH, Laks J, Hurstak E, Jain JP, Lambert AM, Maschke AD, Bagley SM, Farley J, Coffin PO, McMahan VM, Barrett C, Walley AY, Gunn CM. "If you're strung out and female, they will take advantage of you": A qualitative study exploring drug use and substance use service experiences among women in Boston and San Francisco. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 Feb; 157:209190.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37866442
  4. Laks J, Walley AY, Bagley SM, Barber CM, Gaeta JM, Neville LA, Peterkin AF, Rosenthal E, Saia KA, Weinstein ZM, Harris MTH. Developing a Women's Health track within addiction medicine fellowship: reflections and inspirations. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 Jan 09; 18(1):3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36617557; PMCID: PMC9827632; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-022-00357-8;
  5. Taylor JL, Laks J, Christine PJ, Kehoe J, Evans J, Kim TW, Farrell NM, White CS, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY. Bridge clinic implementation of "72-hour rule" methadone for opioid withdrawal management: Impact on opioid treatment program linkage and retention in care. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jul 01; 236:109497.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35607834; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109497;
  6. Harris MTH, Laks J, Stahl N, Bagley SM, Saia K, Wechsberg WM. Gender Dynamics in Substance Use and Treatment: A Women's Focused Approach. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):219-234.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34823732; PMCID: PMC8881090; DOI: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.08.007;
  7. Peterkin A, Laks J, Weinstein ZM. Current Best Practices for Acute and Chronic Management of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):61-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34823735
  8. Laks J, Kehoe J, Farrell NM, Komaromy M, Kolodziej J, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Methadone initiation in a bridge clinic for opioid withdrawal and opioid treatment program linkage: a case report applying the 72-hour rule. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 12 28; 16(1):73.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34961554; PMCID: PMC8712102; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-021-00279-x;
  9. Jawa R, Laks J, Saravanan N, Demers L, Wishik-Miller G. Physician trainees' compassion satisfaction, burnout, and self-efficacy when caring for people who inject drugs. Subst Abus. 2022; 43(1):675-681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34666627
  10. Laks J, Alford DP, Patel K, Jones M, Armstrong E, Waite K, Henault L, Paasche-Orlow MK. A National Survey on Patient Provider Agreements When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 03; 36(3):600-605.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33420560; PMCID: PMC7947101; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06364-2;
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2019 Society of General Internal Medicine: Young Scholars in GIM Scholarship
2018 Boston University, Section of General Internal Medicine: John Noble Scholarship
2016 UNC-Chapel Hill: Jill & Michael Kafrissen Scholarship in Aging and Public Health
2016 UNC-Chapel Hill: Graduate School Masters Merit Assistantship
2012 Tufts University: Summa Cum Laude
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