Joshua Barocas
Visiting Associate Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine


  • Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Adams J, Jawa R, Weinstein ZM, Samet JH, Linas BP. Clinical impact, costs, and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based strategies for addressing the US opioid epidemic: a modelling study. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Jan;7(1):e56-e64. PubMed PMID: 34861189
  • Barocas JA. 100-100-100: a new, ambitious treatment target to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics. Lancet Public Health. 2022 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35012712
  • Barocas JA, Morgan JR, Wang J, McLoone D, Wurcel A, Stein MD. Outcomes Associated With Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among Persons Hospitalized for Infective Endocarditis. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 1;72(3):472-478. PubMed PMID: 31960025
  • Barocas JA. It's Not Them, It's Us: Hepatitis C Reinfection Following Successful Treatment Among People Who Inject Drugs. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 26;72(8):1401-1403. PubMed PMID: 32166311
  • Barocas JA, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Savinkina A, Nolen S, Savitzky C, Samet JH, Englander H, Linas BP. Long-term Infective Endocarditis Mortality Associated With Injection Opioid Use in the United States: A Modeling Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Dec 6;73(11):e3661-e3669. PubMed PMID: 32901815
  • Barocas JA. Business Not as Usual - Covid-19 Vaccination in Persons with Substance Use Disorders. N Engl J Med. 2021 Jan 14;384(2):e6. PubMed PMID: 33378604
  • Komaromy M, Harris M, Koenig RM, Tomanovich M, Ruiz-Mercado G, Barocas JA. Caring for COVID's Most Vulnerable Victims: a Safety-Net Hospital Responds. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr;36(4):1006-1010. PubMed PMID: 33469746
  • Barocas JA, Jacobson KR, Hamer DH. Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness: Steps to Protect a Vulnerable Population. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May;36(5):1416-1417. PubMed PMID: 33532960
  • Linas BP, Savinkina A, Madushani RWMA, Wang J, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Chatterjee A, Walley AY, Morgan JR, Epstein RL, Assoumou SA, Murphy SM, Schackman BR, Chrysanthopoulou SA, White LF, Barocas JA. Projected Estimates of Opioid Mortality After Community-Level Interventions. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2037259. PubMed PMID: 33587136
  • Barocas JA, Choo EK. Housing Is an Essential Part of Health Care-"Treat 'Em and House 'Em". JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e210635. PubMed PMID: 33651106
  • Barocas JA, Gai MJ, White LF, Faretra D, Sachs K, Komaromy M. Implementation of a Recuperation Unit and Hospitalization Rates Among People Experiencing Homelessness With COVID-19. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e212826. PubMed PMID: 33688963
  • Hadland SE, Bagley SM, Gai MJ, Earlywine JJ, Schoenberger SF, Morgan JR, Barocas JA. Opioid use disorder and overdose among youth following an initial opioid prescription. Addiction. 2021 Oct;116(10):2790-2800. PubMed PMID: 33739476
  • Jawa R, Stein MD, Anderson B, Liebschutz JM, Stewart C, Phillips KT, Barocas JA. Association of skin infections with sharing of injection drug preparation equipment among people who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Aug;94:103198. PubMed PMID: 33744668
  • Epstein RL, Sperring H, Hofman M, Lodi S, White LF, Barocas JA, Bouton TC, Xiao Y, Hsu HE, Miller NS, Linas BP, Marathe JG. Time to SARS-CoV-2 PCR Clearance in Immunocompromising Conditions: Is Test-Based Removal From Isolation Necessary in Severely Immunocompromised Individuals?. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun;8(6):ofab164. PubMed PMID: 34189164
  • Barocas JA, Earnest M. The Urgent Public Health Need to Develop "Crisis Standards of Housing": Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2021 Jul;111(7):1207-1209. PubMed PMID: 34370530
  • Dunham K, McDonald J, Yousaf A, Barocas JA, Neill M, Noska A, Flanigan TP. Healthcare Providers' Views on Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling Among Sexual Partners of Hepatitis-C-Infected Persons: An Online Survey. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2021 May;29(3):e151-e153. PubMed PMID: 34447237
  • Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hepatitis C outcomes in the United States: a modelling study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34499124
  • King CA, Englander H, Korthuis PT, Barocas JA, McConnell KJ, Morris CD, Cook R. Designing and validating a Markov model for hospital-based addiction consult service impact on 12-month drug and non-drug related mortality. PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0256793. PubMed PMID: 34506517
  • Jawa R, Stein MD, Anderson B, Liebschutz JM, Stewart C, Phillips KT, Barocas JA. Behavioral Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Hospitalized Persons Who Co-use Stimulants and Opioids. AIDS Behav. 2021 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34510289
  • Grebely J, Collins AB, Artenie AA, Sutherland R, Meyer JP, Barocas JA, Falade-Nwulia O, Cepeda JA, Cunningham EB, Hajarizadeh B, Lafferty L, Lazarus JV, Bonn M, Marshall AD, Treloar C. Progress and remaining challenges to address hepatitis C, other infectious diseases, and drug-related harms to improve the health of people who use drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Oct;96:103469. PubMed PMID: 34610884
  • Barocas JA, Umar I, Praseuth A, Evans L, Zaller ND, Zielinski MJ. An Economic Analysis of the Cost of a Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit. J Correct Health Care. 2021 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34788552
  • Flam-Ross JM, Lown J, Patil P, White LF, Wang J, Perry A, Bailer D, McKenzie M, Thigpen A, Newman R, Lincoln M, Mckinney T, Bernson D, Barocas JA. Factors associated with opioid-involved overdose among previously incarcerated people in the U.S.: A community engaged narrative review. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Dec 9;100:103534. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34896932
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