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, Winkelman TNA, Khatri UG (2022).
State level variation in substance use treatment admissions among criminal legal-referred individuals
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 240, 109651. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109651.

Alur R, Hall E, Khatri U, Jacoby S, South E, Kaufman EJ (2022).
Law enforcement in the emergency department
JAMA Surgery, 157 (9), 852-854. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2022.2595. PMCID: PMC9301589.

Smith JL, Khatri UG, Olubiyi O, Hadley T, Lim S, Mandell D, Kang-Yi C (2022).
Behavioral health service use post-jail release and reduced risk of return to jail
Journal of Community Psychology, 50 (7), 3044-3053. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22813.

Bailey JA, Jacoby SF, Hall EC, Khatri U, Whitehorn G, Kaufman EJ (2022).
Compounding trauma: The intersections of racism, law enforcement, and injury
Current Trauma Reports, 8 (3), 105-112. doi: 10.1007/s40719-022-00231-7. PMCID: PMC9096065.

Khatri UG, Lee K, Lin T, D'Orazio JL, Patel MS, Shofer FS, Perrone J (2022).
A brief educational intervention to increase ED initiation of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD)
Journal of Medical Toxicology, 18 (3), 205-213. doi: 10.1007/s13181-022-00890-7. PMCID: PMC9004452.


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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