Sign in to edit your profile (add interests, mentoring, photo, etc.)
    Last Name

    Linda F Weinreb MD

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine

      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences

      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research



        Linda Weinreb, M.D., is Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Weinreb also serves as the Joy McCann Endowed Professor for Women in Medicine. In her role as Vice Chair, Dr. Weinreb oversees the department’s research efforts. Dr. Weinreb is recognized nationally as an expert on the health and support needs of homeless families. From 1991-1998, Dr. Weinreb conducted a comprehensive epidemiologic study of homeless and low-income housed families. She also has extensive expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health care-based service interventions for homeless and low income housed families and children, and has provided oversight to several nationally recognized programs. Dr. Weinreb has particular interest in interventions that provide mental health and trauma-related services for vulnerable populations in the health care setting. She is currently Principal Investigator of two SAMHSA-funded projects to develop and evaluate a comprehensive intervention for homeless mothers and their children. Dr. Weinreb is also Principal Investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to implement effective treatment models for depression in primary care.

        Dr. Weinreb has published extensively in journals including JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, and Pediatrics, and is frequently invited to speak at national meetings.

        Linda Weinreb

        Current Positions

        Vice Chair, Director for Research, Family Medicine and
        CommunityHealth, UMMS
        Medical Director, Homeless Families Program,Family Health
        Center of Worcester, Worcester, MA

        Click here to view Dr. Weinreb's curriculum vitae


        Pennsylvania State University (Milton Hershey), M.D., 1981
        Washington University, St. Louis, MO, BA, 1977
        Postdoctoral Training:
        1981-82 Family Practice Internship, San Francisco General Hospital, University of CA,
        San Francisco, Medical School
        1982-85 Family Practice Residency, San Francisco General Hospital, University of CA,
        San Francisco, Medical School


        HRSA-sponsored Expert Workgroup to address the prevention, co-occurrence, assessment, and services available to mitigate Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Postpartum Depression (PPD) among women served by state and Healthy Start agencies funded by the Maternal and Children Health Bureau.

        Center investigator, Columbia Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies, Columbia University, NY.

        Scholarly Activity

        Principal Investigator, A Model for Primary Care Management of Alcohol Use Disorders Among Homeless Women. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, $438,448. September 20, 2009 – August 31, 2011 (#1R21 AA018311-01).

        Develop and demonstrate efficacy of a collaborative care model for supporting primary care clinicians in treating homeless women with problem alcohol abuse.

        Principal Investigator, Integrated Care Model for Homeless Mothers (ICMHM). National Institute of Mental Health, $715,116. December 11, 2009 – November 30, 2012 (#1R34 MH085881-01A1).

        Principal Investigator, Building Knowledge in the Exit Process for Homeless Families in Worcester, MA. UMMS/Commonwealth Medicine, 7/06 - 12/07.

        Principal Investigator, Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and Systems Strategies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Planning Grant, 3/02 – 2/03 and Implementation Grant, 4/03-3/06.

        Principal Investigator, Building Mentally Healthy Communities, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 10/01 – 9/04.

        Principal Investigator, Worcester Homeless Families Health and Support Program – Phase 1, Center for Mental Health Services and Center for Substance Abuse Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 9/30/99-9/29/01, Phase 2, 9/30/01-9/29/04.

        Principal Investigator, Hunger: Its Risk and Impact on Poor, Female-Headed Households with Children, US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, 1999-2001.

        Co-Principal Investigator, Homeless Mothers and Children: A Population-Based Study, National Institute of Mental Health, 1991-1994.

        Co-Investigator, Homeless Mothers and Children: A Longitudinal Study, National Institute for Mental Health, 1994-1998.



        Joy McCann Endowed Professorship for Women in Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


        President's 2001 Public Service Award, University of Massachusetts
        Medical School


        Honorable Mention, Best Research Paper Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


        Advanced Research Training Award, American Academy of Family Practice


        Woman of Consequence Award, Worcester, Massachusetts


        Outstanding Primary Care Researcher, Generalist Physician Initiative,
        University of Massachusetts Medical School


        Dr. Weinreb is available for mentoring relationships. Please contact her for further information.

        selected publications
        List All   |   Timeline
        1. Byatt N, Biebel K, Debordes-Jackson G, Lundquist RS, Moore Simas TA, Weinreb L, Ziedonis D. Community mental health provider reluctance to provide pharmacotherapy may be a barrier to addressing perinatal depression: a preliminary study. Psychiatr Q. 2013 Jun; 84(2):169-74.
          View in: PubMed
        2. Candib LM, Savageau JA, Weinreb L, Reed G. Inquiring into our past: when the doctor is a survivor of abuse. Fam Med. 2012 Jun; 44(6):416-24.
          View in: PubMed
        3. Saver BG, Weinreb L, Gelberg L, Zerger S. Provision of contraceptive services to homeless women: results of a survey of health care for the homeless providers. Women Health. 2012 Mar 30; 52(2):151-61.
          View in: PubMed
        4. Weinreb L, Savageau JA, Candib LM, Reed GW, Fletcher KE, Hargraves JL. Screening for childhood trauma in adult primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2010; 12(6).
          View in: PubMed
        5. Weinreb L, Rog DJ, Henderson KA. Exiting shelter: an epidemiological analysis of barriers and facilitators for families. Soc Serv Rev. 2010; 84(4):597-614.
          View in: PubMed
        6. Upshur C, Weinreb L. A survey of primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding treatment of adult depression: what changes after a collaborative care intervention? Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2008; 10(3):182-6.
          View in: PubMed
        7. Weinreb L, Fletcher K, Candib L, Bacigalupe G. Physicians' perceptions of adult patients' history of child abuse in family medicine settings. J Am Board Fam Med. 2007 Jul-Aug; 20(4):417-9.
          View in: PubMed
        8. Weinreb L, Nicholson J, Williams V, Anthes F. Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2007 Jan; 77(1):142-52.
          View in: PubMed
        9. Weinreb LF, Buckner JC, Williams V, Nicholson J. A comparison of the health and mental health status of homeless mothers in Worcester, Mass: 1993 and 2003. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1444-8.
          View in: PubMed
        10. Weinreb L, Perloff J, Goldberg R, Lessard D, Hosmer DW. Factors associated with health service utilization patterns in low-income women. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2006 Feb; 17(1):180-99.
          View in: PubMed
        11. Rollman BL, Weinreb L, Korsen N, Schulberg HC. Implementation of guideline-based care for depression in primary care. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2006 Jan; 33(1):43-53.
          View in: PubMed
        12. Wehler C, Weinreb LF, Huntington N, Scott R, Hosmer D, Fletcher K, Goldberg R, Gundersen C. Risk and protective factors for adult and child hunger among low-income housed and homeless female-headed families. Am J Public Health. 2004 Jan; 94(1):109-15.
          View in: PubMed
        13. Weinreb L, Wehler C, Perloff J, Scott R, Hosmer D, Sagor L, Gundersen C. Hunger: its impact on children's health and mental health. Pediatrics. 2002 Oct; 110(4):e41.
          View in: PubMed
        14. Weinreb L, Goldberg R, Lessard D. Pap smear testing among homeless and very low-income housed mothers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2002 May; 13(2):141-50.
          View in: PubMed
        15. Godkin M, Weinreb L. A pathway on serving multicultural and underserved populations. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):513-4.
          View in: PubMed
        16. Bassuk EL, Dawson R, Perloff J, Weinreb L. Post-traumatic stress disorder in extremely poor women: implications for health care clinicians. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2001; 56(2):79-85.
          View in: PubMed
        17. Weinreb L, Goldberg R, Lessard D, Perloff J, Bassuk E. HIV-risk practices among homeless and low-income housed mothers. J Fam Pract. 1999 Nov; 48(11):859-67.
          View in: PubMed
        18. Buckner JC, Bassuk EL, Weinreb LF, Brooks MG. Homelessness and its relation to the mental health and behavior of low-income school-age children. Dev Psychol. 1999 Jan; 35(1):246-57.
          View in: PubMed
        19. Garcia Coll C, Buckner JC, Brooks MG, Weinreb LF, Bassuk EL. The developmental status and adaptive behavior of homeless and low-income housed infants and toddlers. Am J Public Health. 1998 Sep; 88(9):1371-4.
          View in: PubMed
        20. Weinreb L, Goldberg R, Bassuk E, Perloff J. Determinants of health and service use patterns in homeless and low-income housed children. Pediatrics. 1998 Sep; 102(3 Pt 1):554-62.
          View in: PubMed
        21. Hahn ME, Karkowski L, Weinreb L, Henry A, Schanz N, Hahn EM. Genetic and developmental influences on infant mouse ultrasonic calling. II. Developmental patterns in the calls of mice 2-12 days of age. Behav Genet. 1998 Jul; 28(4):315-25.
          View in: PubMed
        22. Weinreb L, Goldberg R, Perloff J. Health characteristics and medical service use patterns of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Jun; 13(6):389-97.
          View in: PubMed
        23. Bassuk EL, Weinreb LF, Dawson R, Perloff JN, Buckner JC. Determinants of behavior in homeless and low-income housed preschool children. Pediatrics. 1997 Jul; 100(1):92-100.
          View in: PubMed
        24. Garbus SB, Moulton BW, Meltzer EO, Reich PR, Weinreb LF, Friedman JA, Orland BI. Considerations in pharmaceutical conversion: focus on antihistamines. Am J Manag Care. 1997 Apr; 3(4):617-30.
          View in: PubMed
        25. Hahn ME, Hewitt JK, Schanz N, Weinreb L, Henry A. Genetic and developmental influences on infant mouse ultrasonic calling. I. A diallel analysis of the calls of 3-day olds. Behav Genet. 1997 Mar; 27(2):133-43.
          View in: PubMed
        26. Bassuk EL, Buckner JC, Weinreb LF, Browne A, Bassuk SS, Dawson R, Perloff JN. Homelessness in female-headed families: childhood and adult risk and protective factors. Am J Public Health. 1997 Feb; 87(2):241-8.
          View in: PubMed
        27. Bassuk EL, Weinreb LF, Buckner JC, Browne A, Salomon A, Bassuk SS. The characteristics and needs of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers. JAMA. 1996 Aug 28; 276(8):640-6.
          View in: PubMed
        28. Weinreb L, Browne A, Berson JD. Services for homeless pregnant women: lessons from the field. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1995 Oct; 65(4):492-501.
          View in: PubMed
        29. Bassuk EL, Weinreb L. Homeless pregnant women: two generations at risk. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Jul; 63(3):348-57.
          View in: PubMed
        30. Weinreb L, Buckner JC. Homeless families: program responses and public policies. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Jul; 63(3):400-9.
          View in: PubMed
        31. Weinreb LF, Bassuk EL. Health care of homeless families. A growing challenge for family medicine. J Fam Pract. 1990 Jul; 31(1):74-80.
          View in: PubMed
        32. Weinreb L, Walsh M. Health and psychosocial needs of homeless families: a pilot education and research program. Fam Med. 1990 Jan-Feb; 22(1):58-9.
          View in: PubMed
        33. Weinreb L, McGlynn TJ, Johnson T, Munzenrider RF. Faculty supervision of residents in an internal medicine practice. J Med Educ. 1981 Dec; 56(12):1011-8.
          View in: PubMed
          View in: PubMed
        For assistance with using Profiles, please refer to the online tutorials or contact UMMS Help Desk or call 508-856-8643.
        Linda's Networks
        Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations!
        Similar People
        Same Department
        Physical Neighbors

        This is an official Page/Publication of the University of Massachusetts Worcester Campus
        Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
        Questions or Comments? Email: Phone: 508-856-1572