Thea L. James, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
MA, Hampton University




Dr. James is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University 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 Boston University 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 School of Medicine
Diversity & Inclusion


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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)
DPH

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

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

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

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)
PHC

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. 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
     
  2. 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. 2021 Jul 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34284465
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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;
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Siracuse JJ, Cheng TW, Farber A, James T, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Vascular repair after firearm injury is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. J Vasc Surg. 2019 05; 69(5):1524-1531.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31010517
     
  7. Fischer KR, Bakes KM, Corbin TJ, Fein JA, Harris EJ, James TL, Melzer-Lange MD. Trauma-Informed Care for Violently Injured Patients in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 02; 73(2):193-202. PMID: 30503381
     
  8. Siracuse JJ, Farber A, James T, Cheng TW, Zuo Y, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Kalesan B. Readmissions after Firearm Injury Requiring Vascular Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 56:36-45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30500659
     
  9. Siegel J, Coleman DL, James T. Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Graduate Medical Education: A Call for Action. Acad Med. 2018 02; 93(2):159-162.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29140918
     
  10. James T. The Mission of Safety Net Hospitals: Charity or Equity? J Clin Ethics. 2018; 29(3):237-239. PMID: 30226825
     
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