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William Becker, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Contact Information

William Becker, MD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Mailstop 151B, 950 Campbell Avenue

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States

Research Summary

My research broadly pertains to improving quality of care of patients with chronic non-cancer pain in primary care. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Observational studies to assess benefit and harm of pain treatments
  • Development and testing of interventions to improve quality and safety of pain treatment
  • Implementation research to improve uptake of high-quality, evidence-based pain treatment


Research Interests

Analgesics, Opioid; Internal Medicine; Chronic Pain

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Addictive BehaviorsClinical Determinants of Unintended Prolonged Opioid Use
Mental Health & Behavioral Research; Pain Control; COVID-19 Inpatient; COVID-19 OutpatientEngaging Veterans Seeking Service-Connection Payments in Pain Treatment (PragmaticSBIRT)