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James O'Connell, M.D.


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. Sullivan MM, Lazowy EE, Roncarati JS, Koh HK, O'Connell JJ. Training Clinicians to Care for Patients Where They Are. AMA J Ethics. 2021 11 01; 23(11):E852-857. PMID: 34874253.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  2. Koh KA, Roncarati JS, Racine MW, O'Connell JJ, Gaeta JM. Unsheltered vs. Sheltered Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Health Care Spending and Utilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 06; 37(8):2100-2102. PMID: 34643873; PMCID: PMC9198173.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Koh KA, Roncarati JS, O'Connell JJ. A Clinical Approach to Preventing Death on the Streets. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 07 01; 181(7):899-901. PMID: 34047781.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Roncarati JS, Tiemeier H, Tachick R, VanderWeele TJ, O'Connell JJ. Housing Boston's Chronically Homeless Unsheltered Population: 14 Years Later. Med Care. 2021 04 01; 59(Suppl 2):S170-S174. PMID: 33710091; PMCID: PMC7958978.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Wishik G, Gaeta JM, Racine MW, O'Connell JJ, Baggett TP. Substance consumption and intoxication patterns in a medically supervised overdose prevention program for people experiencing homelessness. Subst Abus. 2021; 42(4):851-857. PMID: 33617749.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Baggett TP, Racine MW, Lewis E, De Las Nueces D, O'Connell JJ, Bock B, Gaeta JM. Addressing COVID-19 Among People Experiencing Homelessness: Description, Adaptation, and Early Findings of a Multiagency Response in Boston. Public Health Rep. 2020 Jul/Aug; 135(4):435-441. PMID: 32516035; PMCID: PMC7383767.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  7. Koh KA, Racine M, Gaeta JM, Goldie J, Martin DP, Bock B, Takach M, O'Connell JJ, Song Z. Health Care Spending And Use Among People Experiencing Unstable Housing In The Era Of Accountable Care Organizations. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 02; 39(2):214-223. PMID: 32011951.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Roncarati JS, O'Connell JJ, Hwang SW, Baggett TP, Cook EF, Krieger N, Sorensen G. The Use of High-Risk Criteria to Assess Mortality Risk among Unsheltered Homeless Persons. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020; 31(1):441-454. PMID: 32037341.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Roncarati JS, Baggett TP, O'Connell JJ, Hwang SW, Cook EF, Krieger N, Sorensen G. Mortality Among Unsheltered Homeless Adults in Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2009. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 09 01; 178(9):1242-1248. PMID: 30073282; PMCID: PMC6142967.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Koh HK, O'Connell JJ. Improving Health Care for Homeless People. JAMA. 2016 12 27; 316(24):2586-2587. PMID: 28027356.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. 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.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. 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.
    Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. 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.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. 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.
    Citations: 170     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. 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.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. 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.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. 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.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. 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.
    Citations: 148     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. 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.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. 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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  22. O'Connell J. Homelessness and early death. Md Med. 2008; 9(4):38-40. PMID: 19186598.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. 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.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. 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.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. 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.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. O'Connell JJ. Raging against the night: dying homeless and alone. J Clin Ethics. 2005; 16(3):262-6. PMID: 16302552.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Levy BD, O'Connell JJ. Health care for homeless persons. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jun 03; 350(23):2329-32. PMID: 15175433.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. 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.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. 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.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. 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.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.