Utsha Khatri
Utsha G. Khatri, MD, MSHP
Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine - Assistant Professor, Population Health Science and Policy, Institute for Health Equity Research
MD, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
MSHP, University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
Substance use disorder, health equity, criminal legal involvement, health policy, treatment
Utsha G. Khatri is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has a secondary appointment at the Institute for Health Equity Research, Department of Population Health Science and Policy. As a health services researcher, Dr. Khatri is interested in improving access, outcomes, and equity with regard to the health and health care of structurally marginalized populations. Her ongoing projects focus on the health care of individuals and communities affected by mass incarceration and those affected by substance use disorders. Dr. Khatri practices clinically as an attending emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Elmhurst Hospital.


Shearer RD, Segel JE, Howell BA, Jones AA, Khatri UG, Teixeira da Silva D, Vest N, Winkelman TNA (2024).
Racial and ethnic differences in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine use, treatment, and mortality trends in 3 national data sources-United States, 2010-2019
Medical Care, 62 (3), 151-160. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001969. PMCID: PMC10922552.

Segel JE, Shearer RD, Jones AA, Khatri UG, Howell BA, Crowley DM, Sterner G, Vest N, Teixeira da Silva D, Winkelman TNA (2024).
Understanding regional patterns of overdose deaths related to opioids and psychostimulants
Substance Use and Misuse, 59 (4), 558-566. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2023.2287220. PMCID: PMC10923074.

Shearer RD, Howell BA, Khatri UG, Winkelman TNA (2023).
Treatment setting among individuals with opioid use and criminal legal involvement, housing instability, or Medicaid insurance, 2015-2021
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports, 8, 100179. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2023.100179. PMCID: PMC10368753.

Jones AA, Shearer RD, Segel JE, Santos-Lozada A, Strong-Jones S, Vest N, Teixeira da Silva D, Khatri UG, Winkelman TNA (2023).
Opioid and stimulant attributed treatment admissions and fatal overdoses: Using national surveillance data to examine the intersection of race, sex, and polysubstance use, 1992-2020
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 249, 109946. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109946. PMCID: PMC10375360.

Khatri UG, Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Gebreyesus A, Reid A, Jacoby SF, South EC (2023).
“A lack of empathy:” A qualitative study of Black people seeking treatment for opioid use disorder
SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100298. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100298.


Khatri UG, Pizzicato LN, Viner K, Bobyock E, Sun M, Meisel ZF, South EC (2021).
Racial/ethnic disparities in unintentional fatal and nonfatal emergency medical services-attended opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia
JAMA Network Open, 4 (1), e2034878. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.34878. PMCID: PMC7821023.

Khatri UG, Aronowitz SV (2021).
Considering the harms of our habits: The reflexive urine drug screen in opioid use disorder treatment
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 123, 108258. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108258.

Khatri UG, Viner K, Perrone J (2018).
Lethal fentanyl and cocaine intoxication
New England Journal of Medicine, 379 (18), 1782. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1809521.

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