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 following Serious Injection Related Infections (RETAIN)
06/15/2021 - 05/31/2025 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment (RED-HAT)
11/01/2019 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
Boston Public Health Commission RIZE Massachusetts

ASAM Annual Fellowship Research Award proposal
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
American Society of Addiction Medicine


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  1. Paradise RK, Bazzi AR, Clarke J, Desmarais J, Hoyos-Cespedes A, Nurani A, O'Malley SE, Taylor S, Walley AY, Dooley D, Kimmel SD. Multilevel Factors Impacting Substance Use Treatment Access, Engagement, and Racial Equity Among Opioid Overdose Survivors in Boston, MA. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Jul 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38997532
  2. Fletcher L, Burrowes S, Sabin LL, McCann N, Khan GK, Ruiz-Mercado G, Johnson S, Kimmel SD, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Long-Acting Injectable ART in Practice: A Mixed Methods Implementation Study Assessing the Feasibility of Using LAI ART in High Risk Populations and At Alternative Low Barrier Care Sites. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2024 May; 38(5):221-229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38656905; DOI: 10.1089/apc.2024.0048;
  3. Idrisov B, Van Draanen J, Lodi S, Lunze K, Kimmel SD, Quinn EK, Truong V, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Williams EC. Socioeconomic Status and CD4 Count Among People with HIV Who Inject Drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2024 Jul; 28(7):2239-2246.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38658481; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-024-04316-z;
  4. Kimmel SD, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Vetrova M, Idrisov B, Rossi SL, Rateau L, Astone K, Michals A, Sisson E, Blokhina E, Milet-Carty N, Bovell-Ammon BJ, Gnatienko N, Truong V, Krupitsky E, Lunze K. Stigma and other correlates of sharing injection equipment among people with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia. Glob Public Health. 2024 Jan; 19(1):2296009.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38158724; PMCID: PMC10764055; DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2023.2296009;
  5. 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;
  6. Zang X, Walley AY, Chatterjee A, Kimmel SD, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Linas BP, Nolen S, Reilly B, Urquhart C, Schackman BR, Marshall BDL. Changes to opioid overdose deaths and community naloxone access among Black, Hispanic and White people from 2016 to 2021 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: An interrupted time-series analysis in Massachusetts, USA. Addiction. 2023 Dec; 118(12):2413-2423.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37640687; PMCID: PMC10986189; DOI: 10.1111/add.16324;
  7. Paradise RK, Desmarais J, O'Malley SE, Hoyos-Cespedes A, Nurani A, Walley AY, Clarke J, Taylor S, Dooley D, Bazzi AR, Kimmel SD. Perspectives and recommendations of opioid overdose survivors experiencing unsheltered homelessness on housing, overdose, and substance use treatment in Boston, MA. Int J Drug Policy. 2023 Sep; 119:104127.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37523844; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104127;
  8. Kimmel SD, Wurcel AG. Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Long-Acting Therapies to Improve HIV Viral Suppression. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 176(7):1001-1002. PMID: 37399553
  9. Hingorani KS, Barnes E, Carneiro T, Sader E, Anand P, Ong CJ, Chung D, Daneshmand A, Suchdev K, Takahashi C, Greer D, Shulman JG, Aparicio HJ, Nguyen TN, Romero JR, AbdalKader M, Feske SK, Kimmel SD, Weinstein ZM, Fagan M, Dobrilovic N, Awtry E, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Strokes in Patients With Injection Drug Use and Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis - A Case Series. Neurohospitalist. 2023 Jul; 13(3):272-277.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37441214; PMCID: PMC10334046; DOI: 10.1177/19418744231159460;
  10. Xuan Z, Yan S, Formica SW, Green TC, Beletsky L, Rosenbloom D, Bagley SM, Kimmel SD, Carroll JJ, Lambert AM, Walley AY. Association of Implementation of Postoverdose Outreach Programs With Subsequent Opioid Overdose Deaths Among Massachusetts Municipalities. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 May 01; 80(5):468-477.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36920385; PMCID: PMC10018400; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.0109;
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A Notorious Boston Intersection, Mass and Cass, Faces an Opioid Overdose Crisis. BU Researchers Are Turning to Survivors for Answers

BU Today 8/3/2023

A Notorious Boston Intersection, Mass and Cass, Faces an Opioid Overdose Crisis. BU Researchers Are Turning to Survivors for Answers

BU Today 8/2/2023

Long-Acting, Injected HIV Meds Can Help Tough-to-Treat Patients

US News & World Report 7/5/2023

Long-Acting, Injected HIV Meds Can Help Tough-to-Treat Patients

Health Day 7/5/2023

To protect people with addiction from discrimination, the Justice Dept. turns to a long-overlooked tool: the ADA

STAT 6/22/2022

BMC Pilots Training Program to Improve Post-Acute Care for Patients with Substance Use Disorder

HealthCity 5/17/2022

Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Are Routinely Rejected from Post-Acute Care Facilities in the Northeast, Study Finds

HealthCity 5/10/2022

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

Health Affairs 4/20/2022

Post-acute care facilities in MA disproportionately reject referred patients with opioid use disorder

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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