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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Richard Saitz MD, MPH, FACP (Fellow, American College of Physicians), DFASAM (Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine), is a general internist (diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, DABIM) and primary care physician, an addiction medicine specialist (diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, DABAM), Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine. He Chaired the Treatment and Services review committee for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is former Editor of Evidence-Based Medicine, associate editor of JAMA, and Senior Editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine, Section Editor and sole author of key chapters in UpToDate on unhealthy substance use, an editor of the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine textbook, Editor Emeritus of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, and author of over two hundred peer-reviewed publications. He was Director of Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit for over a decade, has been Chairman of an Institutional Review Board, Associate Director of Clinical Research for BU, President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), steering committee member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and is coordinating committee member of International Network for Brief Intervention for Alcohol and other drug problems (INEBRIA). He is on the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) Board now as Vice President. His primary areas of expertise supported by NIH, RWJF, and SAMHSA, are screening and brief intervention, integrating substance-related and general health care, improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy substance use, particularly in general health settings, and basing care on science. He validated single-item screening questions recommended by NIDA and NIAAA. Awards: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Boston Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, Best Doctors in America®, AMERSA’s W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award, the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award (ASAM), Research Society on Alcoholism Distinguished Researcher Award.
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Concept Accidental Falls
Concept Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Concept Acute Disease
Concept Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium
Concept Alcoholic Intoxication
Concept Alcoholism
Concept Anxiety
Concept Anxiety Disorders
Concept Mental Disorders
Concept Blindness
Concept Blood Pressure
Concept Breast Neoplasms
Concept Marijuana Abuse
Concept Cardiovascular Diseases
Concept Chronic Disease
Concept Cognition Disorders
Concept Depression
Concept Depressive Disorder, Major
Concept Depressive Disorder
Concept Diabetes Mellitus
Concept Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Concept Environmental Exposure
Concept Glaucoma
Concept Heart Arrest
Concept Hepatitis B
Concept Hepatitis C
Concept Heroin Dependence
Concept Hypertension
Concept Interpersonal Relations
Concept Interprofessional Relations
Concept Liver Cirrhosis
Concept Liver Diseases
Concept Mouth Diseases
Concept Myocardial Infarction
Concept Opioid-Related Disorders
Concept Osteoporosis
Concept Pain
Concept Pain, Intractable
Concept Physician-Patient Relations
Concept Pneumonia
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Concept Poisoning
Concept Psychophysiologic Disorders
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Concept Seizures
Concept Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Concept Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
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Concept HIV Infections
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Concept Coronavirus Infections
Concept Hepatitis C, Chronic
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Concept Alcohol-Related Disorders
Concept Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Concept HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome
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Academic Article Recognition and management of occult alcohol withdrawal.
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Academic Article Physician unawareness of serious substance abuse.
Academic Article Screening tests for alcohol use disorders.
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Academic Article Managing alcohol withdrawal in the elderly.
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Academic Article Validation of the screening strategy in the NIAAA "Physicians' Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems".
Academic Article Screening and intervention for alcohol problems. A national survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists.
Academic Article Benefits of linking primary medical care and substance abuse services: patient, provider, and societal perspectives.
Academic Article Association of alcohol consumption with HIV sex- and drug-risk behaviors among drug users.
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Academic Article Injury among detoxification patients: alcohol users' greater risk.
Academic Article The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences.
Academic Article Professional satisfaction experienced when caring for substance-abusing patients: faculty and resident physician perspectives.
Academic Article Training Community-Based Clinicians in Screening and Brief Intervention for Substance Abuse Problems: Translating Evidence into Practice.
Academic Article Education of preventive medicine residents: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse.
Academic Article Alcohol and medication interactions in primary care patients: common and unrecognized.
Academic Article Slowing the revolving door: stabilization programs reduce homeless persons' substance use after detoxification.
Academic Article Burden of medical illness in drug- and alcohol-dependent persons without primary care.
Academic Article Alcohol use disorders: screening and diagnosis.
Academic Article Establishment of a multidisciplinary Health Evaluation and Linkage to Primary care (HELP) clinic in a detoxification unit.
Academic Article Linkage with primary medical care in a prospective cohort of adults with addictions in inpatient detoxification: room for improvement.
Academic Article Suicidal behavior, drug use and depressive symptoms after detoxification: a 2-year prospective study.
Academic Article Primary medical care and reductions in addiction severity: a prospective cohort study.
Academic Article Clinical practice. Unhealthy alcohol use.
Academic Article Introduction to alcohol withdrawal.
Academic Article Relationship of depressive symptoms and mental health functioning to repeat detoxification.
Academic Article The use of the mini-mental state examination in recruitment for substance abuse research studies.
Academic Article Addressing smoking cessation in methadone programs.
Academic Article Health utility ratings for a spectrum of alcohol-related health states.
Academic Article Homeless chronicity and health-related quality of life trajectories among adults with addictions.
Academic Article Need and non-need factors associated with addiction treatment utilization in a cohort of homeless and housed urban poor.
Academic Article Emergency department and hospital utilization among alcohol and drug-dependent detoxification patients without primary medical care.
Academic Article Barriers to treatment of hepatitis C in HIV/HCV-coinfected adults with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Substance abuse treatment and receipt of liver specialty care among persons coinfected with HIV/HCV who have alcohol problems.
Academic Article The association between hepatitis C infection and prevalent cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected individuals.
Academic Article Overdose after detoxification: a prospective study.
Academic Article The severity of unhealthy alcohol use in hospitalized medical patients. The spectrum is narrow.
Academic Article Impact of health literacy on depressive symptoms and mental health-related: quality of life among adults with addiction.
Academic Article Risk of mortality during four years after substance detoxification in urban adults.
Academic Article Associations between alcohol, heroin, and cocaine use and high risk sexual behaviors among detoxification patients.
Academic Article Primary care quality and addiction severity: a prospective cohort study.
Academic Article Persistent pain is associated with substance use after detoxification: a prospective cohort analysis.
Academic Article PTSD in urban primary care: high prevalence and low physician recognition.
Academic Article Depressive symptoms and subsequent alcohol use and problems: a prospective study of medical inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use.
Academic Article Primary medical care and reductions in HIV risk behaviors in adults with addictions.
Academic Article Recent drug use, homelessness and increased short-term mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Baclofen for alcohol withdrawal: not comparable to the gold standard (benzodiazepines).
Academic Article Factors associated with discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Interpersonal violence exposure and alcohol treatment utilization among medical inpatients with alcohol dependence.
Academic Article Treatment of alcohol and other drug dependence.
Academic Article Introduction: screening and brief intervention.
Academic Article The impact of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder on healthcare utilization among primary care patients.
Academic Article Poor care, not poor protocols, for alcohol withdrawal.
Academic Article Alcohol counseling reflects higher quality of primary care.
Academic Article The impact of alcohol use on depressive symptoms in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients.
Academic Article Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program.
Academic Article Relationship of age of first drink to alcohol-related consequences among college students with unhealthy alcohol use.
Academic Article Update in addiction medicine for the primary care clinician.
Academic Article Alcohol consumption and lipodystrophy in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Factor structure of the SOCRATES questionnaire in hospitalized medical patients.
Academic Article SBIRT in emergency care settings: are we ready to take it to scale?
Academic Article Clinical factors associated with prescription drug use disorder in urban primary care patients with chronic pain.
Academic Article Internal medicine residency training for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use: recommendations for curriculum design.
Academic Article Candidate performance measures for screening for, assessing, and treating unhealthy substance use in hospitals: advocacy or evidence-based practice?
Academic Article A single-question screening test for drug use in primary care.
Academic Article Initiation and engagement in chronic disease management care for substance dependence.
Academic Article Identifying prescription opioid use disorder in primary care: diagnostic characteristics of the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM).
Academic Article Most inpatients with unhealthy alcohol use have an alcohol use disorder.
Academic Article Alcohol consumption patterns in HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Factors associated with attendance in 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous) among adults with alcohol problems living with HIV/AIDS.
Academic Article Older adults' inpatient and emergency department utilization for ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions: relationship with alcohol consumption.
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Academic Article Using personalized feedback to reduce alcohol use among hazardous drinking college students: the moderating effect of alcohol-related negative consequences.
Academic Article Oral health of substance-dependent individuals: impact of specific substances.
Academic Article Substance abuse treatment utilization among adults living with HIV/AIDS and alcohol or drug problems.
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Academic Article Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study.
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Academic Article Attitudinal Barriers to Analgesic Use among Patients with Substance Use Disorders.
Academic Article Effect of quality chronic disease management for alcohol and drug dependence on addiction outcomes.
Academic Article Science to improve care for people affected by unhealthy alcohol and other drug use.
Academic Article The Short Inventory of Problems-Modified for Drug Use (SIP-DU): validity in a primary care sample.
Academic Article Mental health conditions, individual and job characteristics and sleep disturbances among firefighters.
Academic Article Aberrant drug-related behaviors: unsystematic documentation does not identify prescription drug use disorder.
Academic Article Physicians'' attitudes toward unhealthy alcohol use and self-efficacy for screening and counseling as predictors of their counseling and primary care patients'' drinking outcomes.
Academic Article Screening and brief intervention (SBI): has it hit the tipping point?
Academic Article Disparities in safe sex counseling & behavior among individuals with substance dependence: a cross-sectional study.
Academic Article Is a patient's type of substance dependence (alcohol, drug or both) associated with the quality of primary care they receive?
Academic Article Screening for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use by health educators: do primary care clinicians document screening results?
Academic Article Alcohol and drug use disorders among patients with myocardial infarction: associations with disparities in care and mortality.
Academic Article Chronic care management for dependence on alcohol and other drugs: the AHEAD randomized trial.
Academic Article No detectable association between frequency of marijuana use and health or healthcare utilization among primary care patients who screen positive for drug use.
Academic Article Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with all-cause and liver-related mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems.
Academic Article Adolescents' preferences regarding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related physician counseling and HIV testing.
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Academic Article Validation of Self-Administered Single-Item Screening Questions (SISQs) for Unhealthy Alcohol and Drug Use in Primary Care Patients.
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Academic Article Stop talking ''dirty'': clinicians, language, and quality of care for the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
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Academic Article Use of a single alcohol screening question to identify other drug use.
Academic Article Screening and brief intervention for drug use in primary care: the ASPIRE randomized clinical trial.
Academic Article Peer review of human studies run amok: a break in the fiduciary relation between scientists and the public.
Academic Article Costs of screening and brief intervention for illicit drug use in primary care settings.
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Academic Article Association of recent incarceration with traumatic injury, substance use-related health consequences, and health care utilization.
Academic Article Datapoints: regional variation in benzodiazepine prescribing for patients on opioid agonist therapy.
Academic Article A Brief Patient Self-administered Substance Use Screening Tool for Primary Care: Two-site Validation Study of the Substance Use Brief Screen (SUBS).
Academic Article Adolescent substance use screening in primary care: Validity of computer self-administered versus clinician-administered screening.
Academic Article Changes in health outcomes as a function of abstinence and reduction in illicit psychoactive drug use: a prospective study in primary care.
Academic Article The Reply.
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Academic Article Appropriate Screening for Substance Use vs Disorder.
Academic Article The Integration of Care for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Other Behavioral Health Conditions Into Primary Care.
Academic Article Things that Work, Things that Don''t Work, and Things that Matter--Including Words.
Academic Article Substance Use and Specific Health Care Settings: Substance use disorders in primary health care. In Saunders JB, Conigrave KM, Latt NC, Nutt DJ, Marshall EJ, Ling W, Higuchi S (Eds). Addiction Medicine, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
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Academic Article Pain and Mortality Risk in a Cohort of HIV-Infected Persons with Alcohol Use Disorders.
Academic Article Is the quality of brief motivational interventions for drug use in primary care associated with subsequent drug use?
Academic Article Primary Care Patients with Drug Use Report Chronic Pain and Self-Medicate with Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Academic Article Benzodiazepine prescribing patterns and deaths from drug overdose among US veterans receiving opioid analgesics: case-cohort study.
Academic Article The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic pain.
Academic Article Unhealthy alcohol use in primary care patients who screen positive for drug use.
Academic Article Identification of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use disorder: A case report.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors among black primary-care patients who use drugs.
Academic Article Substance Use Terminology.
Academic Article Should Benzodiazepines Be Used to Treat Anxiety in People With Substance Use Disorders? Contentious Debate With Similar Conclusions.
Academic Article Massachusetts Health Reform''s Effect on Hospitalizations with Substance Use Disorder-Related Diagnoses.
Academic Article HIV-infected individuals who use alcohol and other drugs, and virologic suppression.
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Academic Article Now is the Time to Address Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care.
Academic Article Valid, Reproducible, Clinically Useful, Nonstigmatizing Terminology for the Disease and Its Treatment: Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, and Medication.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination and drug involvement among black primary care patients who use drugs.
Academic Article Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence.
Academic Article Addressing Stigma in Medication Treatment of Adolescents With Opioid Use Disorder.
Academic Article Polypharmacy and risk of non-fatal overdose for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence.
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Academic Article Absence of a quick fix does not mean ''do nothing:'' time to address drug use in the ED.
Academic Article Principles of Addiction Medicine (Graham AW, Schultz TK, Mayo-Smith MF, Ries RK, Wilford BB, eds.)
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Academic Article Effect of electronic screening and brief intervention on hazardous or harmful drinking among adults in the hospital outpatient setting: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.
Academic Article Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder and Predicting Severe Withdrawal.
Academic Article How Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York Are Taking Action to Address the Opioid Epidemic.
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Academic Article Daaleman TP, Helton MR (eds) Chronic Illness Care: Principles and Practice
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Academic Article Alcohol, Age, and Mortality: Estimating Selection Bias Due to Premature Death.
Academic Article Strategies used by people who inject drugs to avoid stigma in healthcare settings.
Academic Article Cannabis as a Substitute for Opioids-Reply.
Academic Article Medication for addiction treatment and acute care utilization in HIV-positive adults with substance use disorders.
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Grant SBIRT for Substance Abuse in Mental Health Treatment Settings
Grant Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence-Boston ARCH Cohort (Supplement)
Academic Article Alcohol and Bone Turnover Markers among People Living with HIV and Substance Use Disorder.
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Academic Article Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: Neither an Unreasonable Idea Nor an Evidence-Based Practice.
Academic Article "The post-COVID era": challenges in the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) after the pandemic.
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Grant Relational Agent to Improve Alcohol Screening and Treatment in Primary Care
Grant A Simple Large Trial of Patient-Centered Care for Opioid Use Disorders in Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers and Specialty Care Settings

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