Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
BA, Williams College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD MPH, is the inaugural Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician in the section of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. She is a clinician-investigator who cares for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at the BUSM/BMC’s Centers for Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on medical complications of substance use including HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV). She is also interested in models of care and on improving the continuum of care for individuals with HIV and/or HCV. She is currently the Principal Investigator on an NIH K23 Mentored Career Development Award to improve linkage to care after testing for HIV and HCV and an NIH R01 to increase uptake of HIV prevention measures.

Dr. Assoumou has published in multiple journals including Clinical Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of American Medical Association. Her work has also been included in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommendations for testing, managing and treating HCV (Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis 2018) as well as HCV testing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis 2018 and Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis. 2019). Dr. Assoumou has also presented her findings at the National Academy of Sciences to the panel tasked with developing a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C and at international scientific meetings such as IDWeek and the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

Dr. Assoumou graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and obtained her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She then completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Brown University and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she was awarded the Finland Award for Research Excellence. She also earned a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Assoumou received an Excellence in Teaching Hospital-Based Faculty Award at BMC in 2017. She was also recognized as the Distinguished Faculty of the Month in April 2020 for her service to the BUSM community in teaching, service on committees, mentoring of students, trainees and junior faculty. The same year she also received a Department of Medicine Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award recognizing an outstanding record of scholarship and research. Dr. Assoumou’s impact on the medical campus and beyond culminated in 2021 in her installation as the inaugural Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Professor of Medicine which honors Dr. Sullivan’s contributions to his alma mater – Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and to the medical field as former Health and Human Services Secretary and the first Dean of Morehouse Medical School.

Dr. Assoumou has also contributed to COVID 19-related efforts as part of the NIH-funded Massachusetts Community Engagement Alliance (MA-CEAL), and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ “Trust the Facts, Get the Vax” public awareness campaign. Further, she was appointed by Mayor Michelle Wu to the City of Boston’s COVID-19 Advisory Committee. She has also become a trusted source for local, national and international news outlets such as BBC Worldwide, ABC Australia, NBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, Newsweek, TIME, PBS, The Boston Globe, The Bay State Banner, Boston 25 as well as local NPR affiliates WBUR and WGBH.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging permeates all aspects of my professional career. Early in my career I was the recipient of the Kenneth Woodward Memorial Award from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. I was selected as ‘the medical student who exhibited outstanding prospects for a career improving the health status of underserved patients.’ I continued on this path by co-leading the Young Docs program during my residency training at Brown University. As part of the program, we welcomed middle school students from nearby predominantly Black and Latino/a/e communities to participate in case-based learning aimed at sparking an interest in STEM and health-related fields.

After completing my training and joining the faculty at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, I co-created, co-led and contributed to various initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging. Contributions have included: 1) serving as the inaugural Department of Medicine Associate chair for Faculty Development for individuals underrepresented in medicine, 2) mentoring students belonging to groups underrepresented in medicine as part of local and national programs, and 3) disseminating, through publications in scholarly journals and the media, information on local initiatives related to improving diversity in health care and addressing health inequities. Given my contributions at Boston University and beyond, I was also selected as the inaugural Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Endowed Professor, recognizing Dr. Sullivan’s work at his alma mater, Boston University, and also at the national level as an HHS secretary who worked to improve diversity in research studies and in the workforce.

Below I expand on the three main areas where I have focused my efforts:

1) Creating and leading programs
I was the inaugural Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Faculty Development for individuals underrepresented in medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. As part of that role, I co-founded two career development programs including the Evans Student Scholars Program and the URG Faculty Development and Leadership Program, now the Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program. The Evans Student Scholars Program provides experiential learning and career development for students from groups underrepresented in medicine. As for the Marcelle M. Willock, MD, Faculty Development Program, my team and I provided faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine the skills to navigate a successful career in academic medicine.

2) Mentoring students and junior faculty locally and nationally
As part of the Evans Student Scholars Program, I have mentored several students who have presented their work at national meetings and published in scholarly journals.1,2 I have also mentored trainees as part of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Summer Research Internship Program which aims to support students from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical and behavioral sciences by providing research opportunities.

3) Disseminating equity and workforce development research and initiatives through scholarly publications and the media

I am a co-investigator in the NIH-funded MA CEAL (Massachusetts Community Engagement Alliance) which aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and enhance research participation in communities of color. I also led studies published in high impact journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine on efforts to improve COVID-19 vaccination in Black and Latino communities.3 I contributed to scholarly work focused on COVID-19 vaccination and increasing research participation in Black and Latino communities.4-6 I have also been invited by local organizations and the media to participate in conversations about measures to address health inequities.

Enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging is an important part of my professional work and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the community locally, regionally and nationally.

Select References

1. Assoumou SA, Paniagua SM, Gonzalez P, Wang J, Beckwith CG, White LF, Taylor JL, Coogan K, Samet JH, Linas BP. HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Buprenorphine at a Drug Detoxification Center During the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities and Challenges. AIDS and behavior. 2021. Epub 2021/03/23. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03220-0. PubMed PMID: 33751315.
2. Childs E, Yoloye K, Bhasin RM, Benjamin EJ, Assoumou SA. Retaining Faculty from Underrepresented Groups in Academic Medicine: Results from a Needs Assessment. South Med J. 2023;116(2):157-61. Epub 2023/02/02. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001510. PubMed PMID: 36724529; PMCID: PMC9907002.
3. Assoumou SA, Peterson A, Ginman E, James T, Pierre CM, Hamilton S, Chapman S, Goldie J, Koenig R, Mendez-Escobar E, Leaver H, Graham R, Crichlow R, Weaver T, Cotterell S, Valdez G, Nueces DL, Scott NA, Linas BP, Martin Cherry P. Addressing Inequities in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake: The Boston Medical Center Health System Experience. Annals of internal medicine. 2022. Epub 2022/05/17. doi: 10.7326/M22-0028. PubMed PMID: 35576586.
4. Tjilos M, Tamlyn AL, Ragan EJ, Assoumou SA, Barnett KG, Martin P, Perkins RB, Linas BP, Drainoni ML. "Community members have more impact on their neighbors than celebrities": leveraging community partnerships to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence. BMC public health. 2023;23(1):350. Epub 2023/02/17. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15198-6. PubMed PMID: 36797724; PMCID: PMC9933023.
5. Tamlyn AL, Tjilos M, Bosch NA, Barnett KG, Perkins RB, Walkey A, Assoumou SA, Linas BP, Drainoni ML. At the intersection of trust and mistrust: A qualitative analysis of motivators and barriers to research participation at a safety-net hospital. Health Expect. 2023. Epub 2023/03/11. doi: 10.1111/hex.13726. PubMed PMID: 36896842.
6. Bor J, Assoumou SA, Lane K, Diaz Y, Ojikutu BO, Raifman J, Levy JI. Inequities in COVID-19 vaccine and booster coverage across Massachusetts ZIP codes after the emergence of Omicron: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLoS medicine. 2023;20(1):e1004167. Epub 2023/02/01. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004167. PubMed PMID: 36719864; PMCID: PMC9888673.

Select media appearances

• 2/17/2021
WGBH, Boston Public Radio.
Assoumou SA. Reverend Elizabeth Walker. “In It Together. Roxbury Paster Elizabeth Walker Works To Get Congregants Information On Coronavirus Vaccines.”

• 5/25/2021
WGBH: Boston Public Radio
Solving Health Disparities In Communities of Color Requires Holistic Approach

• 2/16/2022
NBC 10 Boston
Has Mass. Closed the Racial Gap for COVID Vaccinations? Here's What Boston Doctors Say

• 2/28/2023
NBC 10 Boston
Discover Black Heritage: Health Care Q&A

Select multimedia campaigns
• 2/9/2021

Assoumou SA. Johnson M., Bleuwet C., La Cerda De la Cruz C. “Governor’s Trust the Facts, Get the Vax.” Commonwealth of Massachusetts public awareness campaign for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

PrEP and MOUD Rapid Access for Persons who Inject Drugs: the CHORUS+ Study
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
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Engaging Young People who Inject Drugs into HCV and HIV Care
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Engaging Young People who Inject Drugs into HCV and HIV Care: Administrative Supplement to Promote Research Continuity and Retention
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National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Peer Recovery Coaching to Facilitate HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis Uptake among Patients with Opioid Use Disorder: A Pilot Study
06/01/2020 - 01/03/2022 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital National Institute o

Mentoring Early-Career Scientists for Drug Abuse Research Careers
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California NIH-NIDA


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  1. 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;
  2. Wurcel AG, Guardado R, Grussing ED, Koutoujian PJ, Siddiqi K, Senst T, Assoumou SA, Freund KM, Beckwith CG. Racial differences in testing for infectious diseases: An analysis of jail intake data. PLoS One. 2023; 18(12):e0288254. PMID: 38117818; PMCID: PMC10732427; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0288254;
  3. Morgan JR, Assoumou SA. The limits of innovation: Directly addressing known challenges is necessary to improve the real-world experience of novel medications for opioid use disorder. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Dec; 30(12):1285-1287.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37793818; PMCID: PMC10841521; DOI: 10.1111/acem.14814;
  4. Frimpong JA, Parish CL, Feaster DJ, Gooden LK, Nelson MC, Matheson T, Siegel K, Haynes L, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Tross S, Kyle T, Liguori TK, Toussaint O, Annane D, Metsch LR. A study protocol for Project I-Test: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a practice coaching intervention to increase HIV testing in substance use treatment programs. Trials. 2023 Sep 26; 24(1):609.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37749635; PMCID: PMC10521543; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-023-07602-8;
  5. Flam-Ross JM, Marsh E, Weitz M, Savinkina A, Schackman BR, Wang J, Madushani RWMA, Morgan JR, Barocas JA, Walley AY, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Linas BP, Assoumou SA. Economic Evaluation of Extended-Release Buprenorphine for Persons With Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Sep 05; 6(9):e2329583.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37703018; PMCID: PMC10500382; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.29583;
  6. Frimpong JA, Parish C, Feaster DJ, Gooden LK, Matheson T, Haynes L, Linas BP, Assoumou SA, Tross S, Kyle T, Nelson CM, Liguori TK, Toussaint O, Siegel K, Annane D, Metsch LR. A study protocol for Project I-Test: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a practice coaching intervention to increase HIV testing in substance use treatment programs. Res Sq. 2023 Jun 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37461594; PMCID: PMC10350190; DOI: 10.21203/;
  7. Lemansky MG, Martin AK, Bernstein JA, Assoumou SA. Research Compensation and Enhanced Contacts in Studies With Persons Who Use Drugs: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic Demand a Reset. Subst Abuse. 2023; 17:11782218231179039. PMID: 37309367; PMCID: PMC10251077; DOI: 10.1177/11782218231179039;
  8. 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;
  9. McLaughlin A, Burns R, Ryan M, Abbasi W, Harvey L, Hicks J, Sinha P, Assoumou SA. Comparing COVID-19-related Morbidity and Mortality Between Patients With and Without Substance Use Disorders: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Subst Abuse. 2023; 17:11782218231160014.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36968974; PMCID: PMC10034287; DOI: 10.1177/11782218231160014;
  10. McLaughlin A, Burns R, Ryan M, Abbasi W, Harvey L, Hicks J, Sinha P, Assoumou SA. Comparing COVID-19-related Morbidity and Mortality Between Patients With and Without Substance Use Disorders: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Subst Abuse. 2023; 17:11782218231160014.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36968974; PMCID: PMC10034287; DOI: 10.1177/11782218231160014;
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2022 The Women’s Edge: Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare in Massachusetts Award
2021 Boston University School of Medicine: Inaugural Louis W. Sullivan, MD, Professor of Medicine
2020 Boston University School of Medicine: Distinguished Faculty of Month
2018 Boston University School of Medicine: Department of Medicine Career Investment Award
2017 Boston Medical Center: Excellence in Teaching Hospital-Based Faculty Award
2014-2017 National Institutes of Health: Loan Repayment Program
2011 Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society: Finland Award for Research Excellence
2004 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: Bryce Collier Prize
2004 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: Kenneth Woodward Memorial Award
2001 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: International Medicine Fellowship
2000-2004 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry: Rochester Prize Scholarship
1995-1999 Williams College: Herbert Lehman Scholarship
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