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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



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.


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