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Josiah Rich, MD, MPH

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Josiah Rich

Title: Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Department: Medicine and Epidemiology

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Josiah Rich has a number of research interests, including: the overlap between infectious diseases and addiction; incarcerated populations and public health opportunities in the criminal justice system; HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, and sexually transmitted diseases; and global health.

Biography

Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Attending Physician at The Miriam Hospital with expertise in infectious diseases and addiction. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications, predominantly in the overlap between infectious diseases, addictions and incarceration. He is Principal Investigator of three R01's, one R21 and a K24 all focused on incarcerated populations. He is the Director and Co-founder of The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center (www.prisonerhealth.org). He is also a Co-Founder of the nationwide Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) collaboration in HIV in corrections (CFAR/CHIC) initiative. Dr. Rich has advocated for public health policy changes to improve the health of people with addiction, including improving legal access to sterile syringes and increasing drug treatment for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations.

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Research Description

Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine and Community Health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Attending Physician at The Miriam Hospital with expertise in infectious diseases and addiction. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications, predominantly in the overlap between infectious diseases, addictions and incarceration. He is currently Principal Investigator of three R01's, one R21 and a K24 all focused on incarcerated populations. He is the Director and Co-founder of The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center (www.prisonerhealth.org). He is also a Co-Founder of the nationwide Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) collaboration in HIV in corrections (CFAR/CHIC) initiative. Dr. Rich has advocated for public health policy changes to improve the health of people with addiction, including improving legal access to sterile syringes and increasing drug treatment for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations, and reducing death from opiate overdose.

Awards

1995-2002: Scientist Development Award for Clinicians, The National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

1998: The Dr. Charles L. Hill Award, The Rhode Island Medical Society 18th Annual recipient of the Rhode Island Medical Society's Major Award "for service to the profession, the society and the community"

1998: Physician's Recognition Award, The American Medical Association

1999: The Miriam Hospital House Staff, Class of 1999, Award for "support and dedication to teaching"

2000: Charles Hachadorian, Jr. Award, Rhode Island Pharmacists Association, "In recognition of his contribution to the profession of pharmacy and health care"

2000: AIDS Project Rhode Island, 2000 Community Service Award

2000-2002: Preceptorship Award, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Brown University "as an outstanding teacher in the field of internal medicine"

2002: James H. Nakano Citation, The National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "for an outstanding scientific paper published in 2001"

2002: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Senate Citation "In Recognition of Your Dedication and Commitment to the Care of Patients and Their Families of The Providence Community Health Centers, Inc."

2003: The Rhode Island Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention, "The 2002 AIDS Leadership Award"

2004: AIDS Project Rhode Island, 2004 Red Ribbon Community Service Awards, World AIDS Day. "Medical Service Award"

2006: CODAC's 35th Anniversary Celebration, "The Friend of the Field Award"

2006: Physicians for Human Rights, 20th Anniversary Celebration, "Honoree"

2009: Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School Eighth Annual Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching (youngest recipient on record)

2009: Nominee, Third Annual Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award

Affiliations

1991-present: Massachusetts Medical Society
1991-present: American Medical Association
1995-1997: American Society for Microbiology
1995-present: American College of Physicians
1995-1999: American Federation for Medical Research
1995-present: Rhode Island Medical Society
1995-1998: Providence Medical Association
1996-present: Infectious Diseases Society of America
1996-1997: American Society of Addiction Medicine
1998-present: American Public Health Association
1999-present: American College of Physicians-Fellow (FACP)
1999-present: Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)-Fellow
2000-present: American Academy of HIV Medicine
2002-present: Delegate, Massachusetts Medical Society
2003-present: Health Care for the Homeless

Funded Research

GRANTS, ACTIVE
1.Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research
National Institutes of Health/National Institutes on Drug Abuse 5K24DA022112-04: 08/15/2008-05/31/2013
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

2.A Randomized Trial of Continued Methadone Maintenance vs. Detoxification in Jail
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse 5R01DA027211-03: 08/01/2009-05/31/2014
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

3.Prisoner Overdose Prevention Training and Naloxone Upon Release
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse 1R21DA029201-01A1: 04/01/2010-03/31/2013
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

4.A Randomized Controlled Trial and Cohort Study of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care
Friends Research Institute, Inc./National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Drug Abuse
1R01DA030771-01: 09/30/2010-09/29/2015
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

5.Improving Linkage to HIV Care Following Release from Incarceration
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse 1R01DA030778-01: 09/30/2010-06/30/2015
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH


GRANT TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
EFFECTIVE 1/1/09
1.Ryan White Part B - Comprehensive HIV CARE Act Funded Health Care and Support Services for Rhode Islanders Living with HIV/AIDS
HRSA/Rhode Island Department of Health
75H00214316: 4/1/2007-3/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (1994-2010)
Principal Investigator: Milu Erna Kojic, MD (2010 -)


GRANTS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
EFFECTIVE 12/1/10
1.Ryan White Part C - Outpatient Early Intervention Services with Respect to HIV Disease
DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
5H76HA00018: 05/01/1994-12/31/2010
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (1994-2010)
Principal Investigator: Brian Montague, DO (2010 -)

2.Ryan White Part C - Capacity Building
Health Resources and Services Administration
H97HA15310: 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (1994-2010)
Principal Investigator: Brian Montague, DO (2010 -)

3.Ryan White Part C - HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program/Ongoing Expansion Funds for Current Part C GranteesHealth Resources & Services Administration
3H76HA00018-17-01: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (1994-2010)
Principal Investigator: Brian Montague, DO (2010 -)

4.Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative
Open Society Institute (OSI)
20023067: 09/01/2008-08/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (2008-2010)
Principal Investigator: Zaller, Nickolas, Ph.D. (2010 -)

GRANT TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
EFFECTIVE 1/1/11
1.New HIV Diagnosis Occurring at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, 2000-2007 (concurrent with parent 5R01DA027211-03)
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse 3R01DA27211-01S1: 12/01/2009-2/29/12
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH (2009-2011)
Principal Investigator: Curt Beckwith, MD (2011-)

GRANTS, COMPLETED
1.Utilization and Outcome of Needle Exchange in Women IDUs
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse
K20 DA00268-01: 07/15/1995-06/30/2002
Principal Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

2.Blood-borne Infections Among Imprisoned Drug Users
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention/Johns Hopkins University
U64-CCU314392: 02/01/1998-06/30/2000
Principal Investigator: David Vlahov, M.D.
Co-Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

3.An Evaluation of Physician Syringe Prescription to Prevent HIV Infection
American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR)
10630-26-EG: 05/01/1999-04/30/2000
Principal Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

4.Health Care Utilization Among Injection Drug Users
The National Institutes of Health
R01DA10567-02: 04/01/1997-03/31/2000
Principal Investigator: Michael Stein, M.D.
Co-Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

5.Prescription Syringe: Increasing Injection Drug Users Access to Sterile Needles
Open Society Institute
282941581: 12/16/1998-12/15/1999
Principal Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

6.A Randomized Trial of a Brief Alcohol Intervention for Needle Exchange Clients
The National Institutes of Health
1R01AA-DA11796: 09/01/1998-08/31/1999
Principal Investigator: Michael Stein, MD
Co-Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

7.Division of AIDS Research and Treatment Initiative
The National Institutes of Health, NIAID-DATRI)-002
N01-AI-15123: 1993-1997
Principal Investigator: Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

8.Hepatitis B Vaccination of Prisoners
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
U50CCU119078-03-1: 09/30/00-03/31/04
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

9.HIV Prevention Trials Network (PTN)
FENWAY
1 U01AI48040-02: 07/01/00-06/30/04
Principal Investigator: Mayer, Kenneth, MD, MPH
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

10.Access to HIV/HCV Prevention After Syringe Law Change (Sapphire) Study
BROWN
5 R01 DA14853-02 09/1/02-08/31/04
Principal Investigator: Macalino, Grace, PhD
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

11.A Trial to Reduce Hepatitis C Among Injection Drug Users
RIH
R01DA123759-03: 10/01/01-08/31/05
Principal Investigator: Stein, Michael, MD/MPH
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

12.Rationale Opiate Treatment Policies for Incarcerated Populations
Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians Medicine as a Profession (MAP), Open Society Institute (OSI)
10007246 and 20012153: 07/01/04–06/30/07
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

13.TB Prophylaxis as a Model for HIV Care in Russia
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
RUX1-2709-TG: 09/01/06-07/31/08
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

14.Continuity of Care for Drug-Addicted Offenders in Rhode Island
National Institute on Drug Abuse
1U01DA016191: 09/25/02-08/31/08
Principal Investigator: Friedmann, Peter, MD, MPH
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

15.Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services (VISTA)
CSAT/SAMHSA
1H79TI15875: 09/30/03-09/29/08
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

16.Outreach and Methadone for Former Prisoners (MOD)
CSAT/SAMHSA
6H79TI14562: 10/01/03 - 09/30/08
Principal Investigator: Michelle McKenzie, MD, MPH
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

17.Brief Intervention for Drug Misuse for the Emergency Department (BIDMED)
National Institutes of Health/RIH Subcontract
R01DA026066: 03/15/2009-02/28/2010
Principal Investigator: Merchant, Roland Clay, MD
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

18.Ryan White Part C Capacity Development
Health Resources and Services Administration
P06HA11136: 09/01/2009- 08/31/2010
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

19.Opiate Replacement Therapy at Release from Incarceration (ROMEO)
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse R01DA018641: 06/15/2005-03/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

20.Feasibility of Pharmacy-Based HIV Interventions Among IDUs: 2 New England Cities
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse/Fenway Community Health Center
R21DA025010: 08/01/2009-07/31/2011
Principal Investigator: Case, Patricia, PhD
Co-Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

21.Improving Ethics in Research: The Development of the Coercion Assessment Scale
National Institutes of Health (Concurrent with R01DA027211)
R01DA025687: 03/01/11-02/29/12
Principal Investigator: Dugash
Co- Investigator: Rich, Josiah, MD, MPH

Teaching Experience

1994 to present: Medical Attending Physician, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

1994 to present: Immunology Center Attending, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

1994 to present: Inpatient and On-call Rounding, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

1994-1999: Infectious Diseases Consult Service Attending, The Miriam Hospital

1995-1996: Lecturer, and Small Group Sessions Facilitator, Biomed 282 - Pathophysiology, Infectious Disease, Brown University, Providence, RI

1995-1999: Course Co-Director, Biomed 282 - Pathophysiology, Infectious Disease, Brown University, Providence, RI

1997 to present: Brown International Health Institute, Fogarty Fellowship Faculty Mentor

1997-1999: Speaker, Annual BRUNAP Forum, Brown University

1999: Guest Lecturer, Anthropology 23/ University Course/Biology and Medicine-Community, Health 23/Brown University

2000-2004: Regional Editorial Advisory Board Member, HEPP News (HIV Education Prison Project), Brown University AIDS Program

2002 to present: Infectious Diseases Consult Service Attending, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

2003 to present: Preceptor, Brown Medical School and Lifespan Academic Medical Center, Internal Medicine Community Based Teaching Program

2003 to present: Mentor, Community Based Teaching Program, Brown Medical School, Residency Programs in Medicine, Providence, RI

2003: Judge, Cost vs. Care: The Dilemma For American Medicine (BC007), Brown University, Providence, RI

2004 to present: Regional Editorial Advisory Board Member, HEPP News (HIV Education Prison Project, Infectious Disease Correction Report), Brown University AIDS Program, Providence, RI

2005: Educator, Brown Medical School, The Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Research Core Mentoring Program for Junior Investigators, "Substance Abusing Populations", Providence, RI

2007-2008: Small Group Sessions Facilitator, Bio 365 – Pathophysiology, Infectious Diseases, Brown University, Providence, RI

2007: Course Speaker, HIV Medicine for Primary Care Providers, "HIV in Substance Users", Brown University, Providence, RI

2008: Fellows Lecture Series, The Miriam Hospital, "Infections in Drug Users"

2009: Small Group Sessions, Brown Medical School, "ID Pathophysiology Course"

2009: Lecturer, Biology of AIDS
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University