Thea L. James, MD
Voluntary Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
MBA, Boston University
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
MA, Hampton University
BS, Hampton University

Dr. James is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and president of the Boston Medical and Dental Staff. She is also the Director of the Boston Medical Center site of the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP).

Dr. James has chaired and served on national committees within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), served as a moderator, and has given public lectures and talks. She was appointed to the SAEM Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Task Force, is a member of the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine Admissions Committee, and in 2009, Dr. James was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, where she presently serves as chair of the Licensing Committee. Dr. James is the 2008 awardee of the Mulligan Award for public service.

Dr. James’ passion is in Public Health both domestically and globally. She is a Supervising Medical Officer on the Boston Disaster Medical Assistance Team, under the Department of Health and Human Services, which has responded to several disasters in the United States and across the globe. She has deployed to post 9/11 in NYC, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, Bam, Iran after the earthquake in 2003, and Port-Au-Prince Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.

For twelve years Dr. James has traveled to Haiti, with colleagues and emergency medicine residents. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, James completed an emergency medicine residency at Boston City Hospital, where she was a chief resident.

Assistant Dean
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Diversity & Inclusion

Boston Medical Center

Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant
02/16/2016 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Boston Police Dept

Boston Medical Center's Violence Intervention Advocacy Program: Supporting Male Survivors of Viol…
10/01/2015 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
Dept of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

Youth at Risk: Secondary Violence Prevention and Intervention through Positive Youth Development in
10/01/2013 - 06/30/2016 (PI)

Safe and Successful Youth Initiative
03/01/2014 - 12/31/2015 (PI)

Safe and Successful Youth Initiative: Co-supervision and oversight of the SSYI program
10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)

Safe and Succesful Youth Initiative: Co-Supervision and Oversight of the SSYI Program
10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 (PI)

The Violence Intervention Advocate Program (VIAP)
07/01/2009 - 09/30/2014 (PI)
Boston Foundation

PACT Supervision and Oversight of Outreach Services
07/01/2013 - 12/31/2013 (PI)

Violence Intervention Advocacy: 'Breaking the Cycle'
01/01/2010 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
PHC Robert Wood Johnson

Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocate Program
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University DPH

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  1. Thomas HD, Sandel MT, Lentell A, James TL, Watson L, Valentin Y, Marcil LE. Promoting Housing-Based Asset Building Programs in Healthcare. Pediatrics. 2023 May 01; 151(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37021490
  2. Loo S, Anderson E, Lin JG, Smith P, Murray GF, Hong H, Jacquet GA, Koul R, Rosenmoss S, James T, Shankar KN, de la Vega PB. Evaluating a social risk screening and referral program in an urban safety-net hospital emergency department. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023 Feb; 4(1):e12883.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36704207; PMCID: PMC9871409; DOI: 10.1002/emp2.12883;
  3. Shankar KN, Dugas JN, Flacks J, Brahim MC, Morton S, James T, Mitchell P. High touch, high trust: Using community health advocates and lawyers to address ED high utilizers. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct; 60:171-176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36037733; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.07.049;
  4. Nistler CM, James TL, Dugan E, Pino EC. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Violent Penetrating Injuries and Long-Term Adverse Outcomes. J Interpers Violence. 2023 Feb; 38(3-4):2286-2312.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35604722
  5. 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, De Las Nueces D, Scott NA, Linas BP, Cherry PM. Addressing Inequities in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake: The Boston Medical Center Health System Experience. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Jun; 175(6):879-884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35576586
  6. Pino EC, Fontin F, James TL, Dugan E. Mechanism of penetrating injury mediates the risk of long-term adverse outcomes for survivors of violent trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 03 01; 92(3):511-519.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34284465
  7. Nadjarian A, LeClair J, Mahoney TF, Awtry EH, Bhatia JS, Caruso LB, Clay A, Greer D, Hingorani KS, Horta LFB, Ibrahim M, Ieong MH, James T, Kulke MH, Lim R, Lowe RC, Moses JM, Murphy J, Nozari A, Patel AD, Silver B, Theodore AC, Wang RS, Weinstein E, Wilson SA, Cervantes-Arslanian AM. Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center. Crit Care Med. 2021 10 01; 49(10):1739-1748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34115635; PMCID: PMC8439631; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005155;
  8. Pino EC, Fontin F, James TL, Dugan E. Boston Violence Intervention Advocacy Program: Challenges and Opportunities for Client Engagement and Goal Achievement. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 03; 28(3):281-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33111373
  9. Hsu HE, Ashe EM, Silverstein M, Hofman M, Lange SJ, Razzaghi H, Mishuris RG, Davidoff R, Parker EM, Penman-Aguilar A, Clarke KEN, Goldman A, James TL, Jacobson K, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Peacock G, Dowling NF, Goodman AB. Race/Ethnicity, Underlying Medical Conditions, Homelessness, and Hospitalization Status of Adult Patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Safety-Net Medical Center - Boston, Massachusetts, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jul 10; 69(27):864-869.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32644981; PMCID: PMC7727597; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6927a3;
  10. Buitron de la Vega P, Losi S, Sprague Martinez L, Bovell-Ammon A, Garg A, James T, Ewen AM, Stack M, DeCarvalho H, Sandel M, Mishuris RG, Deych S, Pelletier P, Kressin NR. Implementing an EHR-based Screening and Referral System to Address Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care. Med Care. 2019 06; 57 Suppl 6 Suppl 2:S133-S139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31095052
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