J. Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH

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Presidential Assistant Professor
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Andrew Mutch Building
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Sociology & Anthropology)
Swarthmore College, 2004.
MD (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 2010.
MPH (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Johns Hopkins Bloombergy School of Public Health, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Addiction medicine across the life-spectrum (including substance use and substance use disorder treatment in adolescents and young adults), addiction medicine in office-based and hospital-based settings

Description of Research Expertise

My current research leverages traditional health services research methods, community-engaged research methods, and implementation science to build health equity for marginalized and racially minoritized populations who use drugs. My work focuses on examining how best to integrate harm reduction into primary care and hospital-based settings, hot to develop low threshold models of care to improve engagement and retention of often marginalized and racially and ethnically minoritized populations, and how to improve engagement and retention of adolescents and young adults in opioid use disorder treatment.

Selected Publications

Goldman PN, Hull I, Wilson JD. : "No Excuses Anymore": Substance Use Screening and Treatment for Justice-involved Youth. J Addict Med. March 2023.

Goldman P, Wilson J. : Implementation of Substance Use Services to Justice-Involved Youth: Examining Barriers, Facilitators, and Best Practices. Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Accepted 2023.

Fujita AW, Wilson JD, Kennedy AJ.: A Call to Action: Integration of Buprenorphine Prescribing Into the Care of Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Opioid Use Disorder. Open Forum Infect Dis 9: ofac400, Aug 2022.

Wilson JD, Altieri Dunn SC, Roy P, Joseph E, Klipp S, Liebschutz J.: Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consultation Service Impact on Post-discharge Patient Mortality: a Propensity-Matched Analysis. J Gen Intern Med 37(10): 2521-2525, Aug 2022.

Wilson JD, Bagley SM.: An Urgent Need to Focus on Youth With Opioid Use Disorder. J Adolesc Health 70(2): 143-144, Aug 2022.

Wilson JD, Klipp S, Joseph E, Roy P, Liebschutz JM.: Impact of nurse-driven addiction medicine consult service on hospital utilization and patient outcomes during its first year. J Gen Intern Med 37(2): 129-664, June 2022.

Johnson AE, Talabi MB, Bonifacino E, Culyba AJ, Davis EM, Davis PK, De Castro LM, Essien UR, Maria Gonzaga A, Hogan MV, James AJ, Jonassaint CR, Jonassaint NL, Matheo L, Nance MA, Napoé GS, Olafiranye O, Owusu-Ansah S, Pierson-Brown TN, Conrad Smith AJ, Suber TL, Torres O, Tripp R, Ufomata E, Wilson JD, South-Paul JE.: Racial Diversity Among American Cardiologists: Implications for the Past, Present, and Future. Circulation 143: 2395-2405, Jun 2021.

Wilson JD, Abebe KZ, Kraemer K, Liebschutz J, Merlin J, Miller E, Kelley D, Donohue J.: Trajectories of Opioid Use Following First Opioid Prescription in Opioid-Naive Youths and Young Adults. JAMA Netw Open 4: e214552, Apr 2021.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.: Medication for Adolescents and Young Adults With Opioid Use Disorder. J Adolesc Health 68(3): 632-636, Jan 2021.

Wilson JD, Sumetsky NM, Coulter RWS, Liebschutz J, Miller E, Mair CF.: Opioid-Related Disparities in Sexual Minority Youth, 2017. J Addict Med 14(6): 475-479, Dec 2020.

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