Theresa W. Kim, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Theresa W. Kim, MD is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center..She is also a primary care physician at the Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program After completing research training in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, she became a faculty member of the Clinical Addiction Research Education (CARE) program at Boston Medical Center. She is also a consultant for the Massachusetts Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment - Training and Technical Assistance. Her research interests include: 1) defining and measuring the effects of quality primary medical care and substance abuse treatment; 2) access to care for homeless populations and 3) medical complications of substance dependence including HIV infection and poor bone health.

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Primary Care Quality and Service Customization for the Homeless
02/01/2009 - 07/31/2011 (PI)
Dept of Veterans Affairs

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  1. Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29873812; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13801;.
  2. Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29034725.
  3. Kim TW, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of non-fatal overdose for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Oct; 81:1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28847449.
  4. Kim TW, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Receipt of addiction treatment as a consequence of a brief intervention for drug use in primary care: a randomized trial. Addiction. 2017 May; 112(5):818-827.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27886657; DOI: 10.1111/add.13701;.
  5. Stringfellow EJ, Kim TW, Gordon AJ, Pollio DE, Grucza RA, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Kertesz SG. Substance use among persons with homeless experience in primary care. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):534-541. PMID: 26914448.
  6. Kim TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Wang N, German J, Saitz R. The spectrum of unhealthy drug use and quality of care for hypertension and diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(12):e008508.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26692554; PMCID: PMC4691731; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008508;.
  7. Chrystal JG, Glover DL, Young AS, Whelan F, Austin EL, Johnson NK, Pollio DE, Holt CL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Steward JL, Kertesz SG. Experience of primary care among homeless individuals with mental health conditions. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0117395. PMID: 25659142; PMCID: PMC4319724; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117395;.
  8. Park TW, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Kim TW, Fitzgerald A, Saitz R. The prescription of addiction medications after implementation of chronic care management for substance dependence in primary care. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 May; 52:17-23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25524751; PMCID: PMC4382414; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.11.008;.
  9. Kertesz SG, Pollio DE, Jones RN, Steward J, Stringfellow EJ, Gordon AJ, Johnson NK, Kim TA, Daigle SG, Austin EL, Young AS, Chrystal JG, Davis LL, Roth DL, Holt CL. Development of the Primary Care Quality-Homeless (PCQ-H) instrument: a practical survey of homeless patients' experiences in primary care. Med Care. 2014 Aug; 52(8):734-42. PMID: 25023918; PMCID: PMC4620084; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000160;.
  10. Kertesz SG, Holt CL, Steward JL, Jones RN, Roth DL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TW, Austin EL, Henry SR, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O'Connell JJ, Golden JF, Young AS, Davis LL, Pollio DE. Comparing homeless persons' care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S331-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24148052; PMCID: PMC3969114; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301481;.
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