Dr. Charness earned his B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurology and current serves as a Professor of Neurology as well as the assistant dean to the VA Affairs of School of Medicine.
Dr. Charness served as Chief of Neurology at the Brockton-West-Roxbury VA and the VA Boston Healthcare System for several years. He became Chief of Staff in 2003. Additionally, Dr. Charness has served as a member of numerous advisory boards including the National Institutes of Health (NIH, served as president of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), and chaired the Alcohol-Toxicology 3 Study Section. His research interests include researching alcohol's effect on the nervous system as well as the development of drugs that block alcohol toxicity. He currently directs the NIAAA-funded Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and chairs the external advisory board for the NIH-funded Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.
Assistant Dean, VA Affairs
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Chief of Staff
VA Boston Healthcare System
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Connolly SL, Charness ME, Miller CJ. To increase patient use of video telehealth, look to clinicians. Health Serv Res. 2023 Feb; 58(1):5-8. PMID: 35904201
Stern RA, Charness ME, Gupta K, Koutrakis P, Linsenmeyer K, Madjarov R, Martins MAG, Lemos B, Dowd SE, Garshick E. Concordance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Aerosols From a Nurses Station and in Nurses and Patients During a Hospital Ward Outbreak. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2216176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35675074; PMCID: PMC9178433; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16176;
Schwartz AW, Driver JA, Pollara LM, Roefaro J, Harrington MB, Charness ME, Skarf LM. Increasing Telehealth Visits for Older Veterans Associated with Decreased No-Show Rate in a Geriatrics Consultation Clinic. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep; 37(12):3217-3219.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35476240; PMCID: PMC9045203; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07598-y;
Linsenmeyer K, Gupta K, Charness ME. Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant. N Engl J Med. 2021 12 16; 385(25):e92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34758248
Linsenmeyer K, Charness ME, O'Brien WJ, Strymish J, Doshi SJ, Ljaamo SK, Gupta K. Vaccination Status and the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Personnel Under Surveillance in Long-term Residential Facilities. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01; 4(11):e2134229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34757413; PMCID: PMC8581724; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.34229;
Gupta K, Bellino P, Samano JG, Strymish J, O'Brien W, Sprague RS, Charness ME. Minimal Population Prevalence and Mortality of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Personnel. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb; 8(2):ofaa618.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34316497; PMCID: PMC7798622; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa618;
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