Jeffrey Samet, MD
Vice Chair for Public Health
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts

Jeffrey Samet is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (Community Health Sciences) and Vice Chair for Public Health in the Department of Medicine. He serves as Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center/BUSM and Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services for the Boston Public Health Commission.

Dr Samet received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his internship and residency at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston City Hospital, and a fellowship at Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Samet was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee, Addressing the Quality Chasm in Mental Health and Addictive Disorders. He has been principal investigator on many federal research grants concerning drug and alcohol use in primary care and among HIV-infected individuals in the United States, Russia, and India.

He is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and editorials. He has been a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center since 1989.