Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School
MA, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Pronouns: he/him/his

Simeon Kimmel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Sections of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center and Medical Director of Project TRUST, Boston Medical Center’s harm reduction focused drop-in center. He trained in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before completing a joint fellowship in Addiction Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. He also earned a Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on improving retention in treatment with medications for opioid use disorder following serious injection related infections as well as the integration of addiction and harm reduction services with infectious disease care. He was awarded a Career Development Award from NIDA in 2021.

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

Retention and Re-Engagement in Treatment for Addiction follo
06/15/2021 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS


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  1. 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 Feb 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36788169; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08059-w;
  2. Cohen SM, Joab R, Bolles KM, Friedman S, Kimmel SD. Ending Medical Complicity With Skilled-Nursing Facility Discrimination Against People With Opioid Use Disorder. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Feb 07. PMID: 36745883; DOI: 10.7326/M22-3049;
  3. Harvey L, Kimmel SD, Edelman EJ. Meeting the Moment: More ID Physicians Must Be Prepared to Provide Buprenorphine. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Jan 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36695340; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciad036;
  4. Fletcher L, Burrowes SAB, Khan GK, Sabin L, Johnson S, Kimmel SD, Ruiz-Mercado G, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Perspectives on long-acting injectable HIV antiretroviral therapy at an alternative care site: a qualitative study of people with HIV experiencing substance use and/or housing instability. Harm Reduct J. 2023 Jan 10; 20(1):4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36627679; PMCID: PMC9830853; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-023-00730-z;
  5. Bovell-Ammon BJ, Kimmel SD, Cheng DM, Truong V, Michals A, Vetrova M, Hook K, Idrisov B, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Lunze K. Incarceration history, antiretroviral therapy, and stigma: A cross-sectional study of people with HIV who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Jan; 111:103907.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36402082; PMCID: PMC9868071; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103907;
  6. 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;
  7. Kim TW, Samet JH, Lodi S, Kimmel SD, Forman LS, Lira MC, Liebschutz JM, Williams EC, Walley AY. Functional Impairment and Cognitive Symptoms Among People with HIV Infection on Chronic Opioid Therapy for Pain: The Impact of Gabapentin and Other Sedating Medications. AIDS Behav. 2022 Dec; 26(12):3889-3896.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35737281
  8. Datar Y, Yin K, Wang Y, Lawrence KW, Awtry EH, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Kimmel SD, Fagan MA, Weinstein ZM, Karlson KJ, McAneny DB, Edwards NM, Dobrilovic N. Surgical outcomes of pulmonary valve infective endocarditis: A US population-based analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2022 Aug 15; 361:50-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35597492; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.05.033;
  9. Dean A, McCallum J, Kimmel SD, Venkataramani AS. Resident Mortality And Worker Infection Rates From COVID-19 Lower In Union Than Nonunion US Nursing Homes, 2020-21. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 May; 41(5):751-759. PMID: 35442760; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01687;
  10. Khan GK, Harvey L, Johnson S, Long P, Kimmel S, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Integration of a community-based harm reduction program into a safety net hospital: a qualitative study. Harm Reduct J. 2022 Apr 12; 19(1):35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35414072; PMCID: PMC9002225; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-022-00622-8;
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BMC Pilots Training Program to Improve Post-Acute Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorder

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HealthCity 5/10/2022

COVID-19: Unionized Nursing Homes Showed Lower Resident Mortality Rates

Health Affairs 4/20/2022

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Fierce Healthcare 3/11/2022

Patients with opioid use disorder often rejected for skilled follow-up care, study finds

WBUR 3/8/2022

SNF opioid problems didn’t end after prosecutions began

McKnight's Long-Term Care News 3/8/2022

Opioid Use Disorder Plays Significant Role in Many Sepsis Cases

HealthLeaders Media 1/26/2022

Rejection of Referrals based on Substance Use Diagnosis and Treatment

Journal of Addiction Medicine 9/7/2021

Emergency Departments Have a Major Opportunity to Boost HIV Testing

HealthCity 6/25/2021

Principles of Harm Reduction in Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder

HealthCity 1/27/2021

A Missed Opportunity for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Initiation: Infective Endocarditis Hospitalization

Health City 11/5/2020

HIV and Overdose Care Critical as Pandemic Yields Increased Harm

HealthCity 9/21/2020

Patients with opioid use disorder face discrimination in post-acute care

Healio 8/6/2020

Report finds Massachusetts’ skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers openly discriminated against addiction patients.

Legal Reader 7/27/2020

Post-Acute Care Facilities Often Reject Patients With Substance Use Disorder

Psych Central 7/20/2020

29% Of Mass. Nursing Homes Refused Patients Who’ve Used Opioids, Study Finds

WBUR 7/16/2020

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