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Linda F Weinreb MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone774-441.6225
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research


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    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United StatesBA
    Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United StatesMDMedicine

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    Biography



    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.



    Current Positions



     



    Vice Chair, Director for Research, Family Medicine and

    CommunityHealth, UMMS

    Medical Director, Homeless Families Program,Family Health

    Center of Worcester, Worcester, MA



     



     



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    Education



    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



    Affiliations



    2011-2014

    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.



     



    Awards































    2005-2008




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




    2001




    President's 2001 Public Service Award, University of Massachusetts

    Medical School




    2000




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




    1999




    Advanced Research Training Award, American Academy of Family Practice




    1999




    Woman of Consequence Award, Worcester, Massachusetts




    1996




    Outstanding Primary Care Researcher, Generalist Physician Initiative,

    University of Massachusetts Medical School




     



     



     



     



     



     



     



    Mentoring



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



     




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    1. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Infants Exposed To Homelessness: Health, Health Care Use, And Health Spending From Birth To Age Six. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 May; 38(5):721-728. PMID: 31059358.
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    2. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Homelessness Contributes To Pregnancy Complications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jan; 38(1):139-146. PMID: 30615521.
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    3. Clark RE, Weinreb L, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Health Care Utilization and Expenditures of Homeless Family Members Before and After Emergency Housing. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jun; 108(6):808-814. PMID: 29672141.
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    4. Byatt N, Cox L, Moore Simas TA, Kini N, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Swartz HA, Weinreb L. How obstetric settings can help address gaps in psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 Mar 13. PMID: 29536256.
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    5. Byatt N, Cox L, Moore Simas TA, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Swartz HA, Weinreb L. Access to Pharmacotherapy Amongst Women with Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy: a Preliminary Study. Psychiatr Q. 2018 Mar; 89(1):183-190. PMID: 28699029.
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    6. Weinreb L, Wenz-Gross M, Upshur C. Postpartum outcomes of a pilot prenatal care-based psychosocial intervention for PTSD during pregnancy. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 Jun; 21(3):299-312. PMID: 29116416.
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    7. Byatt N, Moore Simas TA, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Pbert L, Weinreb L, Ziedonis D, Allison J. PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): a pilot group randomized controlled trial of two approaches to improving depression among perinatal women. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Oct 10; 1-10. PMID: 28994626.
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    8. Upshur CC, Jenkins D, Weinreb L, Gelberg L, Orvek EA. Homeless women's service use, barriers, and motivation for participating in substance use treatment. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2018; 44(2):252-262. PMID: 28806101.
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    9. Upshur CC, Jenkins D, Weinreb L, Gelberg L, Orvek EA. Prevalence and predictors of substance use disorders among homeless women seeking primary care: An 11 site survey. Am J Addict. 2017 Oct; 26(7):680-688. PMID: 28677919.
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    10. Mattocks KM, Clark R, Weinreb L. Initiation and Engagement with Methadone Treatment among Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jun 19. PMID: 28641929.
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    11. Wenz-Gross M, Weinreb L, Upshur C. Screening for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Oct; 20(10):1995-2002. PMID: 27400916.
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    12. Upshur CC, Wenz-Gross M, Weinreb L, Moffitt JJ. Using Prenatal Advocates to Implement a Psychosocial Education Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder during Pregnancy: Feasibility, Care Engagement, and Predelivery Behavioral Outcomes. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Sep-Oct; 26(5):537-45. PMID: 27480668.
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    13. Wittenberg E, Bharel M, Bridges JF, Ward Z, Weinreb L. Using Best-Worst Scaling to Understand Patient Priorities: A Case Example of Papanicolaou Tests for Homeless Women. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Jul; 14(4):359-64. PMID: 27401425.
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    14. Runyan C, Savageau JA, Potts S, Weinreb L. Impact of a family medicine resident wellness curriculum: a feasibility study. Med Educ Online. 2016; 21:30648. PMID: 27282276.
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    15. Weinreb L, Upshur CC, Fletcher-Blake D, Reed G, Frisard C. Managing Depression Among Homeless Mothers: Pilot Testing an Adapted Collaborative Care Intervention. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016; 18(2). PMID: 27486545.
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    16. Byatt N, Pbert L, Hosein S, Swartz HA, Weinreb L, Allison J, Ziedonis D. PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 1; 67(8):824-6. PMID: 27079994.
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    17. Wittenberg E, Bharel M, Saada A, Santiago E, Bridges JF, Weinreb L. Measuring the Preferences of Homeless Women for Cervical Cancer Screening Interventions: Development of a Best-Worst Scaling Survey. Patient. 2015 Oct; 8(5):455-67. PMID: 25586646.
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    18. Bharel M, Santiago ER, Forgione SN, León CK, Weinreb L. Eliminating health disparities: innovative methods to improve cervical cancer screening in a medically underserved population. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul; 105 Suppl 3:S438-42. PMID: 25905832.
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    19. Upshur C, Weinreb L, Bharel M, Reed G, Frisard C. A randomized control trial of a chronic care intervention for homeless women with alcohol use problems. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Apr; 51:19-29. PMID: 25488504.
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    20. Weinreb L, Byatt N, Moore Simas TA, Tenner K, Savageau JA. What happens to mental health treatment during pregnancy? Women's experience with prescribing providers. Psychiatr Q. 2014 Sep; 85(3):349-55. PMID: 24682626.
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    21. Mattocks KM, Frayne S, Phibbs CS, Yano EM, Zephyrin L, Shryock H, Haskell S, Katon J, Sullivan JC, Weinreb L, Ulbricht C, Bastian LA. Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan-Feb; 24(1):e37-42. PMID: 24439945.
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    22. Upshur CC, Weinreb L, Cheng DM, Kim TW, Samet JH, Saitz R. Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use? Am J Addict. 2014 Jan-Feb; 23(1):76-83. PMID: 24313245.
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    23. Upshur CC, Weinreb L, Bharel M. Homeless women and hazardous drinking: screening results in a primary health care setting. Am J Addict. 2014 Mar-Apr; 23(2):117-22. PMID: 25187047.
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    24. 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. PMID: 22941573.
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    25. 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. PMID: 22733419.
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    26. 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; 52(2):151-61. PMID: 22458291.
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    27. 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). PMID: 21494339.
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    28. 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. PMID: 21488321.
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    29. 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. PMID: 18615167.
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    30. 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. PMID: 17615424.
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    31. 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. PMID: 17352595.
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    32. 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. PMID: 16809590.
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    33. 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. PMID: 16520526.
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    34. 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. PMID: 16215662.
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    35. 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. PMID: 14713707.
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    36. 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. PMID: 12359814.
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    37. 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. PMID: 12017905.
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    38. Godkin M, Weinreb L. A pathway on serving multicultural and underserved populations. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):513-4. PMID: 11346550.
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    39. 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. PMID: 11326804.
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    40. 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. PMID: 10907622.
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    41. 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. PMID: 9923479.
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    42. 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. PMID: 9736879.
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    43. 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. PMID: 9738176.
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    44. 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. PMID: 9803024.
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    45. 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. PMID: 9669568.
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    46. 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. PMID: 9200366.
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    47. 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. PMID: 10169530.
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    48. 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. PMID: 9145552.
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    49. 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. PMID: 9103104.
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    50. 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. PMID: 8773638.
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    51. Weinreb L, Browne A, Berson JD. Services for homeless pregnant women: lessons from the field. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1995 Oct; 65(4):492-501. PMID: 8561183.
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    52. Bassuk EL, Weinreb L. Homeless pregnant women: two generations at risk. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Jul; 63(3):348-57. PMID: 8372902.
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    53. Weinreb L, Buckner JC. Homeless families: program responses and public policies. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Jul; 63(3):400-9. PMID: 8372906.
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    54. Weinreb LF, Bassuk EL. Health care of homeless families. A growing challenge for family medicine. J Fam Pract. 1990 Jul; 31(1):74-80. PMID: 2362179.
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    55. 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. PMID: 2303185.
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    56. 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. PMID: 7310835.
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    57. CAPONE RJ, WEINREB L, CHAPMAN GB. ELECTRON MICROSCOPE STUDIES ON NORMAL HUMAN MYELOID ELEMENTS. Blood. 1964 Mar; 23:300-20. PMID: 14130442.
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