Michael Stein

Michael D. Stein, MD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management - Boston University School of Public Health


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 375 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 to tech start-ups. He is also the award-winning author of six novels and three 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 Field of Study: Medicine
  • Harvard College, BA Field of Study: Biology


  • Published on 4/2/2021

    Freibott CE, Phillips KT, Anderson BJ, Stewart C, Liebschutz JM, Stein MD. Under the Skin: The Relationship Between Subcutaneous Injection and Skin Infections Among People Who Inject Drugs. J Addict Med. 2021 Apr 02. PMID: 33813580.

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  • Published on 3/18/2021

    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 Mar 18; 94:103198. PMID: 33744668.

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  • Published on 2/27/2021

    Phillips KT, Stewart C, Anderson BJ, Liebschutz JM, Herman DS, Stein MD. A randomized controlled trial of a brief behavioral intervention to reduce skin and soft tissue infections among people who inject drugs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 04 01; 221:108646. PMID: 33677353.

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  • Published on 2/2/2021

    Davoust M, Grim V, Hunter A, Jones DK, Rosenbloom D, Stein MD, Drainoni ML. Examining the implementation of police-assisted referral programs for substance use disorder services in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Jun; 92:103142. PMID: 33546937.

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  • Published on 2/1/2021

    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 02 01; 72(3):472-478. PMID: 31960025.

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  • Published on 1/2/2021

    Patton EW, Saia K, Stein MD. Integrated substance use and prenatal care delivery in the era of COVID-19. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 05; 124:108273. PMID: 33771277.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Morgan JR, Barocas JA, Murphy SM, Epstein RL, Stein MD, Schackman BR, Walley AY, Linas BP. Comparison of Rates of Overdose and Hospitalization After Initiation of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in the Inpatient vs Outpatient Setting. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2029676. PMID: 33320266.

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  • Published on 11/3/2020

    Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Stein M, Oliva EM, Frakt AB. Opioid Discontinuation Among Patients Receiving High-Dose Long-Term Opioid Therapy in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 12; 35(Suppl 3):903-909. PMID: 33145683.

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  • Published on 10/16/2020

    Howell A, Lambert A, Pinkston MM, Blevins CE, Hayaki J, Herman DS, Moitra E, Stein MD, Kim HN. Sustained Sobriety: A Qualitative Study of Persons with HIV and Chronic Hepatitis C Coinfection and a History of Problematic Drinking. AIDS Behav. 2021 Apr; 25(4):1083-1093. PMID: 33064248.

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  • Published on 10/12/2020

    Stein MD, Herman DS, Kim HN, Howell A, Lambert A, Madden S, Moitra E, Blevins CE, Anderson BJ, Taylor LE, Pinkston MM. A Randomized Trial Comparing Brief Advice and Motivational Interviewing for Persons with HIV-HCV Co-infection Who Drink Alcohol. AIDS Behav. 2021 Apr; 25(4):1013-1025. PMID: 33047258.

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