Joshua A. Barocas, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine

Joshua A. Barocas, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Before arriving at Boston University, Dr. Barocas was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He also completed a program in clinical effectiveness at the school of public health. Additionally, Dr. Barocas is an attending physician at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital and regularly leads case study discussions and conferences for medical students.

2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections: Young Investigator Award
2016 David Brudnoy Scholar
2014 Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident Recipient
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha: Inductee
2010 Doris DeFord Speck and George Speck MD Endowed Prize
2008 Tauber Scholar
2007 Katske Scholar
2002 Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Harvard Civil Rights Project: Civil Rights Fellow

Hospital-based innovations to decrease overdose and serious bacterial infections among people who…
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
Charles A. King Trust

Providence/Boston CFAR Supplemental Research Award: Characterizing Causes of and Factors…
06/22/2018 - 06/21/2019 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

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  1. Barocas JA, So-Armah K, Cheng DM, Lioznov D, Baum M, Gallagher K, Fuster D, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Freiberg MS, Samet JH. Zinc deficiency and advanced liver fibrosis among HIV and hepatitis C co-infected anti-retroviral naïve persons with alcohol use in Russia. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0218852.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31246992.
  2. Barocas JA, Morgan JR, Fiellin DA, Schackman BR, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Stein MD, Freedberg KA, Linas BP. Cost-effectiveness of integrating buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid use disorder into clinical care for persons with HIV/hepatitis C co-infection who inject opioids. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 May 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31085063.
  3. Barocas JA, Wang J, Marshall BDL, LaRochelle MR, Bettano A, Bernson D, Beckwith CG, Linas BP, Walley AY. Sociodemographic factors and social determinants associated with toxicology confirmed polysubstance opioid-related deaths. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jul 01; 200:59-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31100636.
  4. Barocas JA. Actions to Integrate Treatment of Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 02; 170(7):509. PMID: 30934073.
  5. Barocas JA, Saitz R. Being Explicit About Decisions: Prescribe Medications for Opioid Use Disorder on the Basis of Proven Effectiveness, Not Beliefs. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Dec 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30557444.
  6. Barocas JA, White LF, Wang J, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Morgan JR, Samet JH, Linas BP. Estimated Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts, 2011-2015: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1675-1681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30359112; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304673;.
  7. 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 Aug 01; 67(4):549-556.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29420742.
  8. 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.
  9. Barocas JA, Beiser M, León C, Gaeta JM, O'Connell JJ, Linas BP. Experience and Outcomes of Hepatitis C Treatment in a Cohort of Homeless and Marginally Housed Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 06 01; 177(6):880-882.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28395004; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0358;.
  10. Barocas JA, Linas BP. Editorial Commentary: Decision Science at Work: The Case of Hepatitis C Virus Postexposure Prophylaxis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 01 01; 64(1):100-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27815292.
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Infectious Disease
Hepatitis C
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Opioid Crisis? It’s More Complex than That: Study Shows Fatalities Usually Involve Multiple Drugs

Boston Globe 6/4/2019

Prescription Opioids Play Minor Role in Massachusetts Overdoses

Pain Network News 6/3/2019

Most Opioid Deaths in MA Involve Other Drugs

U. S. News & World Report 5/30/2019

Opioid Overdose Victims Die with Other Substances in Their System

United Press International 5/29/2019

Opioid Use Disorder Should Be Thought of Like an Infectious Disease, Experts Say

Contagion Live 4/29/2019


What’s The Risk Of Getting A Disease From A Used Needle?

The Huffington Post 1/13/2019

Medical Leaders: Elevate Evidence Over Bias in Opioid Disorder Treatment

Behavioral Health Executive 12/21/2018

Buprenorphine-naloxone advised over extended-release naltrexone for opioid use disorder

Reuters Health News 12/18/2018

Daily medication more cost-effective than monthly injections to prevent opioid relapse

Healio 12/17/2018

Overdoses Soar in 2 States Despite Fewer Rx Opioids

Pain News Network 10/30/2018

Opioid Addiction Rates Higher Than Expected In Massachusetts, Study Says

The Fix 10/29/2018

Boston Medical Center Study Sheds Light on Opioid Addiction

NBC Boston 10 10/29/2018

Survey: Opioid Crisis In Mass. May Be More Far-Reaching Than Originally Believed

WBUR 10/26/2018

New Study Finds More People In Massachusetts Are Struggling With Opioid Addiction

WGBH 10/26/2018

Study: 4.6 Percent Of Massachusetts Population Has Opioid Use Disorder

MassLive 10/25/2018

New Study Suggests Opioid Addiction In Mass. Is Much Worse Than Thought

The Boston Globe 10/25/2018
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