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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Sabrina A. Assoumou, MD MPH, is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an attending physician in the section of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. She is a clinician-investigator who cares for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients at the BUSM/BMC’s Centers for Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on medical complications of substance use including HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV). She is also interested in models of care and on improving the continuum of care for individuals with HIV and/or HCV. She is currently the Principal Investigator on an NIH K23 Mentored Career Development Award to improve linkage to care after testing for HIV and HCV at a drug detoxification center. Dr. Assoumou has published in multiple journals including Clinical Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Annals of Internal Medicine and the Journal of American Medical Association. Her work has also been included in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/ Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommendations for testing, managing and treating HCV (Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis 2018) as well as HCV testing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis 2018 and Assoumou et al., Clin Infect Dis. 2019). Dr. Assoumou has also presented her findings at the National Academy of Sciences to the panel tasked with developing a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C and at international scientific meetings such as IDWeek and the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Dr. Assoumou graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and obtained her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She then completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Brown University and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she was awarded the Finland Award for Research Excellence. She also earned a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Assoumou received an Excellence in Teaching Hospital-Based Faculty Award at BMC in 2017. She was also recognized as the Distinguished Faculty of the Month in April 2020 for her service to the BUSM community in teaching, service on committees, mentoring of students, trainees and junior faculty. The same year she also received a Department of Medicine Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award recognizing an outstanding record of scholarship and research.

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Concept Hepatitis C
Concept Viral Hepatitis Vaccines
Concept Hepatitis C Antibodies
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Academic Article Quality of hepatitis C care at an urban tertiary care medical center.
Academic Article The hepatitis C cascade of care: identifying priorities to improve clinical outcomes.
Academic Article The cost-effectiveness of sofosbuvir-based regimens for treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 2 or 3 infection.
Academic Article Relationship between hepatitis C clinical testing site and linkage to care.
Academic Article The cost-effectiveness of improved hepatitis C virus therapies in HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfected patients.
Academic Article Eighteen- to 30-year-olds more likely to link to hepatitis C virus care: an opportunity to decrease transmission.
Academic Article Cost Effectiveness and Cost Containment in the Era of Interferon-Free Therapies to Treat Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1.
Academic Article Cost-Effectiveness of One-Time Hepatitis C Screening Strategies Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Primary Care Settings.
Academic Article Real-world Outcomes of Hepatitis C Treatment during the Interferon-free Era at an Urban Safety-net Hospital.
Academic Article Hepatitis C Testing and Patient Characteristics in Washington State''s Prisons Between 2012 and 2016.
Academic Article Evidence-based and guideline-concurrent responses to narratives deferring HCV treatment among people who inject drugs.
Academic Article Cost-effectiveness and Budgetary Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Testing, Treatment, and Linkage to Care in US Prisons.
Academic Article Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Testing Among 13- to 21-Year-Olds in a Large Sample of US Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Academic Article Hepatitis C Management at Federally Qualified Health Centers during the Opioid Epidemic: A Cost-Effectiveness Study.
Academic Article Rapid Versus Laboratory-Based Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C at a Drug Detoxification Treatment Center: A Randomized Trial.

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