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Stephen Baldassarri, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)

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Stephen Baldassarri, MD, MHS

Research Summary

My main goal is to improve human health through original research, clinical care, and education using a team-oriented multidisciplinary approach. My research focuses on understanding mechanisms of addiction and sleep through novel neuroimaging techniques, clinical trials, and observational studies. I collaborate closely with a variety of experts in different fields: General Medicine, various medical specialties (Addiction, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep, Emergency, and Laboratory Medicine), Psychiatry, Psychology, Biomedical Imaging, Engineering, Chemistry, Law, and Public Health. I seek to build bridges between disciplines to increase the impact of new discoveries.


Research Interests

Critical Care; Internal Medicine; Opioid-Related Disorders; Neurosciences; Nicotine; Psychopharmacology; Sleep; Tobacco Use Disorder; Pulmonary Medicine; Acute Lung Injury; Neuroimaging; Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems; Addiction Medicine; Marijuana Use

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Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Addictive Behaviors; Tobacco AddictionPotential Impact of Menthol Ban in Cigarettes and E-cigarettes
Addictive Behaviors; Tobacco Addiction; COVID-19 Inpatient; COVID-19 OutpatientReal-Time Surveillance of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Product-Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchEligibility for Participation in Neuroimaging Studies
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchExamination of Glutamate and mGluR5 in Psychiatric Disorders
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchImaging mGluR5 and synaptic density in psychiatric disorders