Jennifer McNeely
Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS
NYU Langone Health - Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Division of General Medicine
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MS, New York University School of Medicine
BA, Columbia University
Research Interests
Screening for substance use, Integrating care for substance use into general medical settings
Jennifer McNeely is a clinical investigator and a practicing general internist.  Dr. McNeely’s research focuses on the implications of substance use for individuals and health systems, and on improving the identification and treatment of addiction in general medical settings.  In 2010 she received a K23 career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) to study patient self-administered substance use screening in primary care settings. She was Co-Lead Investigator of a NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study (CTN 0059) that developed and validated a brief substance use screening tool, and is currently Lead Investigator of a second NIDA CTN study (CTN 0062-Ot) that utilizes technology to address barriers to implementing substance use screening and brief interventions in primary care.  Her prior work has included policy research on models of opioid maintenance treatment; clinical research on an HIV prevention intervention in a drug treatment program; and analysis of large public health data sets to describe the health burden of illicit opioid use in New York City.  Dr. McNeely is also a clinician in the Adult Primary Care and HIV clinics at Bellevue Hospital.
Principal Investigator, Collaborative Care for Polysubstance Use in Primary Care Settings (Co-Care). Active
Principal Investigator, Subthreshold Opioid Use Disorder Prevention (STOP) Trial. Active
Principal Investigator, Effectiveness of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH) Model for Engaging Patients in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Pragmatic Trial in a Large Municipal Hospital System. Completed
Principal Investigator, Leveraging Technology to Address Unhealthy Drug Use in Primary Care Settings. Completed
Principal Investigator, Phased-Implementation Feasibility and Proof-of-Concept Study to Assess Incorporating the NIDA CTN Common Data Elements into the Electronic Health Record in Large Primary Care Settings. Completed
Principal Investigator, Randomized Controlled Trial of Relay – NYC’s Nonfatal Overdose Response Program. Completed
Principal Investigator, Screening for Substance Use with Computer Assisted Self Interview in Primary Care. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing the Feasibility of a Computerized Approach for Screening, Brief Intervention and Overdose Prevention for Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs in a University Health Center. Completed
Principal Investigator, Validation of a Short Drug Screen in Primary Care. Completed


Fielman S, McNeely J, Fitzpatrick A, Kerensky T, Tomanovich M, Walley AY, Kosakowski S, King C, Appleton N, Weinstein ZM (2024).
A clinical guide to support the implementation of addiction consult services and the value of teaching and technical assistance
Journal of Addiction Medicine, 18 (3), 215-217. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000001295. PMCID: PMC11150093.

Bart G, Korthuis PT, Donohue JM, Hagedorn HJ, Gustafson DH, Bazzi AR, Enns E, McNeely J, Ghitza UE, Magane KM, Baukol P, Vena A, Harris J, Harris J, Saitz R (2024).
Exemplar Hospital initiation trial to Enhance Treatment Engagement (EXHIT ENTRE): Protocol for CTN-0098B a randomized implementation study to support hospitals in caring for patients with opioid use disorder
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 19 (1), 29. doi: 10.1186/s13722-024-00455-9. PMCID: PMC11007900.

King C, Laynor G, McNeely J, Fawole A, Lee M, Terplan M, Choi S (2024).
Strategies to improve delivery of equitable and evidence-informed care for pregnant and birthing people with a substance use disorder in acute care settings: A scoping review protocol
PLoS One, 19 (3), e0300183. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0300183. PMCID: PMC10947689.

Wartko PD, Bobb JF, Boudreau DM..., McNeely J, ...PROUD Trial Collaborators (2023).
Nurse care management for opioid use disorder treatment: The PROUD cluster randomized clinical trial
JAMA Internal Medicine, 183 (12), 1343-1354. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.5701. PMCID: PMC10616772.

Liebschutz JM, Subramaniam GA, Stone R, Appleton N, Gelberg L, Lovejoy TI, Bunting AM, Cleland CM..., McNeely J (2023).
Subthreshold opioid use disorder prevention (STOP) trial: A cluster randomized clinical trial: Study design and methods
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 18 (1), 70. doi: 10.1186/s13722-023-00424-8. PMCID: PMC10657560.


McNeely J, Strauss SM, Saitz R, Cleland CM, Palamar JJ, Rotrosen J, Gourevitch MN (2015).
A brief patient self-administered substance use screening tool for primary care: Two-site validation study of the Substance Use Brief Screen (SUBS)
American Journal of Medicine, 128 (7), 784.e9-784.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.02.007. PMCID: PMC4475501.

McNeely J, Gourevitch MN, Paone D, Shah S, Wright S, Heller D (2012).
Estimating the prevalence of illicit opioid use in New York City using multiple data sources
BMC Public Health, 12, 443. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-443. PMCID: PMC3416644.

McNeely J, Arnsten JA, Gourevitch MN (2006).
Improving access to sterile syringes and safe syringe disposal for injection drug users in methadone maintenance treatment
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31 (1), 51-57.

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