Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
BSE, Duke University

Marc Larochelle is a general internist and clinical investigator specializing in addiction medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM. Larochelle's clinical and research interests focus on the safety of opioid prescribing and the recognition and treatment of opioid use disorders. As a health services researcher, Larochelle aims to leverage insights from large data sources and translate the findings into interventions that improve the quality and value of health care delivered. His special interests are Primary Care and Addiction Medicine.

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

Records for Alcohol Care Enhancement (RACE)
09/20/2021 - 05/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2023 (PI)

MOUD Comparative Effectiveness Study
07/01/2021 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Impact of health insurance type and transitions on treatment for opioid use disorder
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Heroin use and overdose following changes to individual-level opioid prescribing
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020 (PI)


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Records for Alcohol Care Enhancement (RACE) 5R33AA027597-05
2023 MOUD Comparative Effectiveness Study 5R01DA054268-03
2023 Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations 2T32HS022242-11
2022 MOUD Comparative Effectiveness Study 5R01DA054268-02
2021 MOUD Comparative Effectiveness Study 1R01DA054268-01
2021 Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk 5K23DA042168-05 12
2020 Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk 5K23DA042168-04 12
2019 Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk 5K23DA042168-03 12
2018 Heroin use and overdose following changes to individual-level opioid prescribing 6U01CE002780-01M001 1
2018 Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk 5K23DA042168-02 12
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  1. Chhatwal J, Mueller PP, Chen Q, Kulkarni N, Adee M, Zarkin G, LaRochelle MR, Knudsen AB, Barbosa C. Estimated Reductions in Opioid Overdose Deaths With Sustainment of Public Health Interventions in 4 US States. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2314925. PMID: 37294571; PMCID: PMC10257094; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.14925;
  2. Larochelle MR, Jones CM, Zhang K. Change in opioid and buprenorphine prescribers and prescriptions by specialty, 2016-2021. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Jul 01; 248:109933. PMID: 37267746
  3. Stopka TJ, Larochelle MR, Li X, Bernson D, Li W, Ackerson LK, Bayly R, Dammann O, Bauer C. Opioid-related mortality: Dynamic temporal and spatial trends by drug type and demographic subpopulations, Massachusetts, 2005-2021. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 May 01; 246:109836. PMID: 36931131; PMCID: PMC10121848; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109836;
  4. Alrawashdeh M, Rhee C, Klompas M, Larochelle MR, Poland RE, Guy JS, Kimmel SD. Association of Early Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Strategy and Patient-Directed Discharge Among Hospitalized Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Aug; 38(10):2289-2297.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36788169; PMCID: PMC10406767; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08059-w;
  5. Bauer C, Zhang K, Li W, Bernson D, Dammann O, LaRochelle MR, Stopka TJ. Small Area Forecasting of Opioid-Related Mortality: Bayesian Spatiotemporal Dynamic Modeling Approach. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Feb 10; 9:e41450. PMID: 36763450; PMCID: PMC9960038; DOI: 10.2196/41450;
  6. Bovell-Ammon BJ, Fox AD, LaRochelle MR. Prior Incarceration Is Associated with Poor Mental Health at Midlife: Findings from a National Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 May; 38(7):1664-1671.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36595198; PMCID: PMC10212902; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07983-7;
  7. Pustz J, Srinivasan S, Larochelle MR, Walley AY, Stopka TJ. Relationships between places of residence, injury, and death: Spatial and statistical analysis of fatal opioid overdoses across Massachusetts. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2022 Nov; 43:100541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36460457
  8. Larochelle MR, Lodi S, Yan S, Clothier BA, Goldsmith ES, Bohnert ASB. Comparative Effectiveness of Opioid Tapering or Abrupt Discontinuation vs No Dosage Change for Opioid Overdose or Suicide for Patients Receiving Stable Long-term Opioid Therapy. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 01; 5(8):e2226523.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35960518; PMCID: PMC9375167; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26523;
  9. Weisenthal K, Kimmel SD, Kehoe J, Larochelle MR, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Effect of police action on low-barrier substance use disorder service utilization. Harm Reduct J. 2022 Jul 29; 19(1):86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35906660; PMCID: PMC9338497; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-022-00668-8;
  10. Streed CG, Morgan JR, Gai MJ, Larochelle MR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Taylor JL. Prevalence of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Prescribing Among Persons With Commercial Insurance and Likely Injection Drug Use. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2221346.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35819784; PMCID: PMC9277489; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.21346;
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Some Patients on Opioids Shouldn’t Have to Taper Off

Legal Reader 9/7/2022

Long-Term Opioid Tapering Does Not Benefit Suicide, Overdose Risks

HCP Live 8/15/2022

Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise Among Black Americans

Poz 9/28/2021

Opioid Overdose Death Rates Worsening for Non-Hispanic Blacks

Health Day 9/20/2021

Opioid Overdose Death Rates Are Rising Among Black Americans

Everyday Health 9/17/2021

How Overdose Surged for Black People as It Held Steady for Whites

Filter Magazine 9/15/2021

Researchers Call for Antiracist Approach to Address Disparities In Overdose Deaths

Verywell Health 9/15/2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

Health Day 9/13/2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

US News & World Report 9/13/2021

Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths Are Worsening for Black Americans

HealthCity 9/10/2021

Opioid Tapering Carries Significant Risks

MedPage Today 8/3/2021

Progress Against the Opioid Epidemic Is Not Reaching Black Americans

HealthCity 2/8/2021

Relative Cost Differences of Initial Treatment Strategies for Newly Diagnosed Opioid Use Disorder: A Cohort Study.

Physician's Weekly 8/27/2020

Let People Take Home Their Methadone

Gizmodo 4/1/2020

New Data Strongly Support Opioid Agonists for Addiction

Medscape 2/28/2020

Study Finds Less Than 2 Percent of Overdose Victims Had Active Opioid Prescriptions

Newsweek 10/22/2019

Opioid Stewardship Alone Misses Opportunities to Predict and Prevent Overdose Death: A Roadmap for Intervention

HealthCity 9/18/2019

Opioid overdose more likely if family member has prescription

Reuters 6/24/2019

Inpatient Opioids Influence At-Home Use

MedPage Today 6/17/2019

Letters to the Editor: Words Matter When it Comes to Addiction 6/9/2019

More Opioid Addicts Turning to Vivitrol to Come Clean, Rebuild Their Lives

Newsday 4/13/2019

Opioid Prescriptions Drop Drastically In Ohio

The Fix 3/18/2019

Opioid Epidemic Will Get Worse, Researchers Says

The Fix 2/14/2019

Opioid Crisis to Increase in Upcoming Years

Specialty Pharmacy Times 2/8/2019

Cutting Down Prescription Opioid Supply May Not Stem The Crisis, Study Finds

WGBH 2/7/2019

Overdose Deaths Could Increase With ‘Changing Nature’ Of Opioid Epidemic

Penn State News 2/6/2019

Did you know that the opioid crisis is predicted to worsen?

Health Europa 2/4/2019

Limiting Opioid Prescriptions Will Do Little To Reduce Overdose Deaths, Study Says

The Boston Globe 2/1/2019

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