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profileJames O'Connell, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
780 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118
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Evaluation of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's Housing First Initiative
Community Service/Summer, 06/30/08 - 08/15/08
Medical Comorbidities of Homeless Individuals with and without Serious Mental Illness
Community Service, 06/20/11 - 08/07/11

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  1. Koh HK, O'Connell JJ. Improving Health Care for Homeless People. JAMA. 2016 12 27; 316(24):2586-2587. PMID: 28027356.
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  2. Kertesz SG, Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Buck DS, Kushel MB. Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People - Reframing the Debate. N Engl J Med. 2016 12 01; 375(22):2115-2117. PMID: 27959753.
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  3. Baggett TP, Chang Y, Singer DE, Porneala BC, Gaeta JM, O'Connell JJ, Rigotti NA. Tobacco-, alcohol-, and drug-attributable deaths and their contribution to mortality disparities in a cohort of homeless adults in Boston. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun; 105(6):1189-97. PMID: 25521869; PMCID: PMC4431083.
  4. Kertesz SG, Holt CL, Steward JL, Jones RN, Roth DL, Stringfellow E, Gordon AJ, Kim TW, Austin EL, Henry SR, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O'Connell JJ, Golden JF, Young AS, Davis LL, Pollio DE. Comparing homeless persons' care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103 Suppl 2:S331-9. PMID: 24148052; PMCID: PMC3969114.
  5. Baggett TP, Hwang SW, O'Connell JJ, Porneala BC, Stringfellow EJ, Orav EJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. Mortality among homeless adults in Boston: shifts in causes of death over a 15-year period. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 11; 173(3):189-95. PMID: 23318302; PMCID: PMC3713619.
  6. Inouye SK, O'Connell JJ, Puelle MR. A piece of my mind. Falling off the edge. JAMA. 2013 Feb 06; 309(5):451-2. PMID: 23385270.
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  7. Koh KA, Hoy JS, O'Connell JJ, Montgomery P. The hunger-obesity paradox: obesity in the homeless. J Urban Health. 2012 Dec; 89(6):952-64. PMID: 22644329; PMCID: PMC3531350.
  8. Baggett TP, Singer DE, Rao SR, O'Connell JJ, Bharel M, Rigotti NA. Food insufficiency and health services utilization in a national sample of homeless adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jun; 26(6):627-34. PMID: 21279455; PMCID: PMC3101971.
  9. O'Connell JJ, Oppenheimer SC, Judge CM, Taube RL, Blanchfield BB, Swain SE, Koh HK. The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: a public health framework. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1400-8. PMID: 20558804; PMCID: PMC2901289.
  10. Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. The unmet health care needs of homeless adults: a national study. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jul; 100(7):1326-33. PMID: 20466953; PMCID: PMC2882397.
  11. Kertesz SG, Posner MA, O'Connell JJ, Swain S, Mullins AN, Shwartz M, Ash AS. Post-hospital medical respite care and hospital readmission of homeless persons. J Prev Interv Community. 2009; 37(2):129-42. PMID: 19363773; PMCID: PMC2702998.
  12. O'Connell J. Boston HealthCare for the Homeless Program: A Success Story. Virtual Mentor. 2009 Jan 01; 11(1):78-82. PMID: 23190490.
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  13. O'Connell J. Homelessness and early death. Md Med. 2008; 9(4):38-40. PMID: 19186598.
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  14. O'Connell JJ. The need for homelessness prevention: a doctor's view of life and death on the streets. J Prim Prev. 2007 Jul; 28(3-4):199-203. PMID: 17588206.
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  15. Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Richardson JM, O'Connell JJ, Hohl CA, Cheng DM, Samet JH. Treating homeless opioid dependent patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Feb; 22(2):171-6. PMID: 17356982; PMCID: PMC1824722.
  16. O'Connell JJ, Mattison S, Judge CM, Allen HJ, Koh HK. A public health approach to reducing morbidity and mortality among homeless people in Boston. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):311-6. PMID: 15958930.
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  17. McCary JM, O'Connell JJ. Health, housing, and the heart: cardiovascular disparities in homeless people. Circulation. 2005 May 24; 111(20):2555-6. PMID: 15911716.
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  18. O'Connell JJ. Raging against the night: dying homeless and alone. J Clin Ethics. 2005; 16(3):262-6. PMID: 16302552.
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  19. Levy BD, O'Connell JJ. Health care for homeless persons. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jun 03; 350(23):2329-32. PMID: 15175433.
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  20. O'Connell JJ. Dying in the shadows: the challenge of providing health care for homeless people. CMAJ. 2004 Apr 13; 170(8):1251-2. PMID: 15078847; PMCID: PMC385355.
  21. O'Connell JJ, Roncarati JS, Reilly EC, Kane CA, Morrison SK, Swain SE, Allen JS, Jones K. Old and sleeping rough: elderly homeless persons on the streets of Boston. Care Manag J. 2004; 5(2):101-6. PMID: 16047915.
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  22. Penson RT, Fergus LA, Haston RJ, Clark JR, Demotses A, O'Connell JJ, Chabner BA, Lynch TJ. The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center at Massachusetts General Hospital hematology-oncology department: hope for the homeless. Oncologist. 2003; 8(5):488-95. PMID: 14530502.
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