Michael D. Stein, MD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Michael Stein
(617) 358-1956mdstein@bu.edu


Recognized among the top one percent of NIH grant recipients over the past two decades, Dr. Stein has worked at the intersection of behavioral medicine and primary care. His outcomes research has moved between substance use disorders and HIV/AIDS, sleep and pain, mental health disorders, and the determinants of risk-taking. He has published more than 325 scientific journal articles. Dr. Stein graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. After medical residency at New England Medical Center, he completed a National Research Service Award Fellowship at Brown University. He was director of HIV Services at Rhode Island Hospital for two decades. He worked for years as a consultant in the hi-tech industry. He is also the award-winning author of six novels and two books of non-fiction, and his writings have been noted in the Best American essay series, and appeared in many magazines and newspapers.

Other Positions

  • Chair, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
  • Harvard College, BA


  • Published on 11/16/2018

    Kenney SR, Anderson BJ, Bailey GL, Stein MD. Drug Use-Related Normative Misperceptions and Behaviors Among Persons Seeking Heroin Withdrawal Management. J Addict Med. 2018 Nov 16. PMID: 30461441.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/16/2018

    Caviness CM, Anderson BJ, Stein MD. Impact of Nicotine and Other Stimulants on Sleep in Young Adults. J Addict Med. 2018 Nov 16. PMID: 30461442.

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  • Published on 10/24/2018

    Mariano TY, Burgess FW, Bowker M, Kirschner J, Van't Wout-Frank M, Jones RN, Halladay CW, Stein M, Greenberg BD. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Affective Symptoms and Functioning in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pain Med. 2018 Oct 24. PMID: 30358864.

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  • Published on 10/18/2018

    Christopher PP, Anderson B, Stein MD. Civil commitment experiences among opioid users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Dec 01; 193:137-141. PMID: 30384320.

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  • Published on 10/12/2018

    Schonbrun YC, Kurth M, Johnson J, Timko C, Stein M. Participant Evaluation of Twelve-Step Group Linkage for Jailed Women With Alcohol Use Disorder. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2018 Oct 12; 306624X18805598. PMID: 30311822.

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  • Published on 9/20/2018

    Timko C, Johnson JE, Kurth M, Schonbrun YC, Anderson BJ, Stein MD. Health Services Use Among Jailed Women with Alcohol Use Disorders. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2018 Sep 20. PMID: 30238292.

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  • Published on 9/13/2018

    Gonya J, Feldman K, Brown K, Stein M, Keim S, Boone K, Rumpf W, Ray W, Chawla N, Butter E. Human interaction in the NICU and its association with outcomes on the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA). Early Hum Dev. 2018 Dec; 127:6-14. PMID: 30218893.

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  • Published on 8/28/2018

    Kenney SR, Anderson BJ, Bailey GL, Stein MD. Buprenorphine treatment formulations: Preferences among persons in opioid withdrawal management. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Nov; 94:55-59. PMID: 30243418.

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  • Published on 7/24/2018

    Blevins CE, Abrantes AM, Anderson BJ, Caviness CM, Herman DS, Stein MD. A longitudinal evaluation of the role of alcohol self-concept in alcohol use, motives, negative affect, and alcohol-related problems among emerging adults. Am J Addict. 2018 Sep; 27(6):501-508. PMID: 30039892.

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  • Published on 7/11/2018

    Hailemariam M, Stein M, Anderson B, Schonbrun YC, Moore K, Kurth M, Richie F, Johnson JE. Correlates of alcoholics anonymous affiliation among justice-involved women. BMC Womens Health. 2018 Jul 11; 18(1):125. PMID: 29996829.

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