Sarah M. Bagley, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, Brown University

Sarah Bagley is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. She is the founder of the CATALYST at Boston Medical Center, a clinical program providing integrated substance use care and primary care for youth where she sees patients. Her passion is to ensure that all youth who use substances have access to high quality, equitable care to promote their health. Her research focus is on the engagement of young adults who use drugs and their families in care to minimize risk for overdose and the complications of drug use. She has funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and PCORI to conduct research about engagement in treatment and overdose prevention of young adults after nonfatal opioid overdose and reducing stimulant related overdose.

Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Adolescent Medicine

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

Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Expansion Formally (OBOT) - CATALYST
05/12/2023 - 06/30/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Sarah M. Bagley, MD
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

SOR Bridge Funding
09/30/2020 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

Building Capacity to Prevent Youth Overdose
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Integrating responses to stimulant overdose among post-overdose programs
09/30/2021 - 09/29/2024 (PI)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/CDC/DHHS

REBOOT Admin Supplement
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2024 (PI)
Heluna Health, the new PHFE National Institute o

A Behavioral Intervention to Engage Emerging Adults in Addiction Treatment after a Non-fatal Opio…
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Boston CATALYST Program
10/01/2019 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
Jack Satter Foundation, Inc.

12/03/2018 - 09/29/2020 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH Substance Abuse and

Youth & Young Adult Co-Occurring Engagement Model
05/01/2020 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

Clinical Support for CATALYST
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH

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  1. Bagley S, Glover D, Foreman J, Hadland S, Punch LJ, Taichman D. Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder - Finding Recovery and Staying Safe. N Engl J Med. 2024 Jan 25; 390(4):e7. PMID: 38265643
  2. Bagley S, Barnes J, Blunt B, Foreman J, Hadland S, Mayen S, McMahan R, Punch LJ, Taichman D. Treating Opioid Use Disorder in General Practice - Diagnosis, Harm Reduction, and Medications. N Engl J Med. 2024 Jan 11; 390(2):e3. PMID: 38197814
  3. Beaugard CA, Formica SW, Cummins ER, Bagley SM, Beletskey L, Green TC, Murray SP, Yan S, Xuan Z, Walley AY, Carroll JJ. Privacy and confidentiality in Massachusetts' post-overdose outreach programs: Mixed methods analysis of outreach staff surveys and interviews. Int J Drug Policy. 2024 Jan 04; 124:104310.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38181671; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104310;
  4. King CA, Beetham T, Smith N, Englander H, Button D, Brown PCM, Hadland SE, Bagley SM, Wright OR, Korthuis PT, Cook R. Adolescent Residential Addiction Treatment In The US: Uneven Access, Waitlists, And High Costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2024 Jan; 43(1):64-71. PMID: 38190597
  5. 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. 2023 Oct 20; 157:209190.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37866442
  6. Buchholz C, Bell LA, Adatia S, Bagley SM, Wilens TE, Nurani A, Hadland SE. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Youth: Patient, Caregiver, and Clinician Perspectives. J Adolesc Health. 2024 Feb; 74(2):320-326. PMID: 37815763; PMCID: PMC10842045; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.08.047;
  7. Kimmel SD, Xuan Z, Yan S, Lambert AM, Formica SW, Green TC, Carroll JJ, Bagley SM, Rosenbloom D, Beletsky L, Walley AY. Characteristics of post-overdose outreach programs and municipal-level opioid overdose in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Oct; 120:104164.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37713939; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104164;
  8. Carroll JJ, Cummins ER, Formica SW, Green TC, Bagley SM, Beletsky L, Rosenbloom D, Xuan Z, Walley AY. The police paradox: A qualitative study of post-overdose outreach program implementation through public health-public safety partnerships in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Oct; 120:104160.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37597344; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104160;
  9. King C, Beetham T, Smith N, Englander H, Hadland SE, Bagley SM, Korthuis PT. Treatments Used Among Adolescent Residential Addiction Treatment Facilities in the US, 2022. JAMA. 2023 Jun 13; 329(22):1983-1985. PMID: 37314282; PMCID: PMC10265296; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2023.6266;
  10. Earlywine JJ, Bagley SM, Rodean J, Zima BT, Chadi N, Leslie DL, Hadland SE. Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder and Retention in Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Youth, 2014-2019. J Adolesc Health. 2023 Nov; 73(5):845-851. PMID: 37256254; PMCID: PMC10593088; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.03.005;
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Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder — Finding Recovery and Staying Safe

New England Journal Medicine 1/25/2024

Treating Opioid Use Disorder in General Practice — Diagnosis, Harm Reduction, and Medications

New England Journal of Medicine 1/11/2024


Bill eyes on-campus safety net for students in recovery

Amherst Bulletin 6/8/2023

Bill Eyes On-Campus Safety Net For Students In Recovery

WBZ News Radio 5/31/2023

Fentanyl deaths have spiked among U.S. children and teens

Science News 4/28/2023

After a wave of teen fentanyl overdoses, a Texas community grapples with shock and anger at the epidemic's toll

NBC News 3/16/2023

Community Is Critical in Stemming the Fentanyl Overdose Crisis

HealthCity 2/9/2023

Web Extra: How opioid crisis is affecting teens

CBS Boston 10/12/2022

Driven by fentanyl, rates of fatal teen overdoses doubled in 2020

STAT 4/12/2022

End Involuntary Addiction Treatment in Prison, BMC Experts Urge Mass. Lawmakers

HealthCity 12/14/2021

Hearing shows setting matters for addiction, mental health care

WWLP 11/9/2021

‘I am so deeply concerned’: Mass. lawmakers consider addiction treatment, civil commitment options

MassLive 11/8/2021

Can Primary Care Help Youth Better Access Medication for Opioid Addiction?

HealthCity 9/21/2021

Mandatory Reporting Law Is Harmful for Pregnant People with Substance Use Disorder

HealthCity 6/29/2021

I Am Not Burned Out

JAMA A Piece of My Mind 3/23/2021

Principles of Family Engagement in Treatment for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder

HealthCity 1/27/2021

Treating Youth’s Substance Use Disorder Using Telehealth: Clear Benefits, New Challenges

HealthCity 12/8/2020

Collision Of Crises: How Covid-19 Will Propel Drug Overdose From Bad To Worse

Forbes 5/23/2020

Helping Teenagers Quit Vaping

The New York Times 10/14/2019

Post-Overdose Interventions Grow, but Few Have Been Evaluated

Addiction Professional 9/9/2019

Study: 1 in 3 Young Adults Medicated Within Year of Opioid Overdose

UPI 9/8/2019

An overview about emerging prevalence of post opioid-overdose interventions in the U.S.

News Medical 8/30/2019

Review: Post Opioid-Overdose Interventions Emerge in US

Science Codex 8/29/2019

Urine Testing for Opioid Addiction

BYU Radio 1/28/2019

Drug Testing Early in Treatment Can Enhance Care

Addiction Professional 1/17/2019

Urine Tests Useful in Primary Care Monitoring of Opioid and Cocaine Use

Medical 1/3/2019
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Opioid Agonist Therapy
Opioid Use Disorder
Substance Use Disorders
Young adults

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