Education: MD, Baylor College of Medicine; MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
Field of research: HIV/AIDS; Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Primary Care
Affiliations other than medicine: Boston University Section of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit; Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services, Boston Public Health Commission; American Board Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Dr. Samet's research addresses substance abuse and HIV infection from health services, behavioral, and epidemiological perspectives. He also has a longstanding commitment to educate physicians about substance abuse and currently is the President of ABAM. Past and current areas of focus include establishing medical care for those with HIV infection, linking substance abuse treatment and primary care, the impact of alcohol use on HIV-infected patients and HIV prevention in Russia. He is currently the Principal Investigator on several NIAAA and NIDA-funded studies and has authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications as well as the chapter on Drug Abuse and Dependence in Cecil's Textbook of Medicine.