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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.


One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Weinreb, Linda
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Academic Article The characteristics and needs of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers.
Academic Article Services for homeless pregnant women: lessons from the field.
Academic Article Homelessness in female-headed families: childhood and adult risk and protective factors.
Academic Article Genetic and developmental influences on infant mouse ultrasonic calling. I. A diallel analysis of the calls of 3-day olds.
Academic Article Determinants of behavior in homeless and low-income housed preschool children.
Academic Article Health characteristics and medical service use patterns of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers.
Academic Article The developmental status and adaptive behavior of homeless and low-income housed infants and toddlers.
Academic Article Homelessness and its relation to the mental health and behavior of low-income school-age children.
Academic Article Post-traumatic stress disorder in extremely poor women: implications for health care clinicians.
Academic Article Determinants of health and service use patterns in homeless and low-income housed children.
Academic Article Genetic and developmental influences on infant mouse ultrasonic calling. II. Developmental patterns in the calls of mice 2-12 days of age.
Academic Article Considerations in pharmaceutical conversion: focus on antihistamines.
Academic Article Factors associated with health service utilization patterns in low-income women.
Academic Article A comparison of the health and mental health status of homeless mothers in Worcester, Mass: 1993 and 2003.
Academic Article HIV-risk practices among homeless and low-income housed mothers.
Academic Article Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care.
Academic Article A pathway on serving multicultural and underserved populations.
Academic Article Health and psychosocial needs of homeless families: a pilot education and research program.
Academic Article Health care of homeless families. A growing challenge for family medicine.
Academic Article Pap smear testing among homeless and very low-income housed mothers.
Academic Article Community mental health provider reluctance to provide pharmacotherapy may be a barrier to addressing perinatal depression: a preliminary study.
Academic Article Risk and protective factors for adult and child hunger among low-income housed and homeless female-headed families.
Academic Article Homeless families: program responses and public policies.
Academic Article Implementation of guideline-based care for depression in primary care.
Academic Article Physicians' perceptions of adult patients' history of child abuse in family medicine settings.
Academic Article A survey of primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding treatment of adult depression: what changes after a collaborative care intervention?
Academic Article Exiting shelter: an epidemiological analysis of barriers and facilitators for families.
Academic Article Screening for childhood trauma in adult primary care patients: a cross-sectional survey.
Academic Article Provision of contraceptive services to homeless women: results of a survey of health care for the homeless providers.
Academic Article Inquiring into our past: when the doctor is a survivor of abuse.
Academic Article Faculty supervision of residents in an internal medicine practice.
Academic Article Homeless pregnant women: two generations at risk.
Concept Primary Health Care
Concept Attitude of Health Personnel
Concept Substance-Related Disorders
Concept Health Surveys
Concept Single Parent
Concept Health Services Accessibility
Concept Data Interpretation, Statistical
Concept Social Work
Concept Mental Health Services
Concept Family Health
Concept Social Security
Concept Schools, Medical
Concept Comprehensive Health Care
Concept Health Services Research
Concept Social Support
Concept Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Concept Chi-Square Distribution
Concept Feasibility Studies
Concept Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Concept Statistics as Topic
Concept Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Concept Health Status
Concept United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Concept Sound Spectrography
Concept Mental Health
Concept Health Personnel
Concept Motor Skills
Concept Vaginal Smears
Concept Emergency Service, Hospital
Concept Pregnant Women
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Concept Health Planning
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Concept Health Services Needs and Demand
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Concept Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Concept Community Health Services
Concept Sex Factors
Concept Sexual Behavior
Concept Mass Screening
Concept Case-Control Studies
Concept Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Concept Mice, Inbred Strains
Concept Maternal Health Services
Concept Students, Medical
Concept Substance Abuse Detection
Concept Cross-Sectional Studies
Concept Socioeconomic Factors
Concept Women's Health
Concept Stress, Psychological
Concept Child Abuse, Sexual
Concept Social Adjustment
Concept Surveys and Questionnaires
Concept Emergency Medical Services
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Academic Article Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use?
Academic Article Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012.
Academic Article What happens to mental health treatment during pregnancy? Women's experience with prescribing providers.
Academic Article Homeless women and hazardous drinking: screening results in a primary health care setting.
Academic Article A randomized control trial of a chronic care intervention for homeless women with alcohol use problems.
Academic Article Eliminating health disparities: innovative methods to improve cervical cancer screening in a medically underserved population.
Academic Article Measuring the Preferences of Homeless Women for Cervical Cancer Screening Interventions: Development of a Best-Worst Scaling Survey.
Academic Article Impact of a family medicine resident wellness curriculum: a feasibility study.
Academic Article Using Best-Worst Scaling to Understand Patient Priorities: A Case Example of Papanicolaou Tests for Homeless Women.
Academic Article PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing.
Academic Article Managing Depression Among Homeless Mothers: Pilot Testing an Adapted Collaborative Care Intervention.
Academic Article Screening for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population.
Academic Article Using Prenatal Advocates to Implement a Psychosocial Education Intervention for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder during Pregnancy: Feasibility, Care Engagement, and Predelivery Behavioral Outcomes.
Academic Article Initiation and Engagement with Methadone Treatment among Pregnant and Postpartum Women.
Academic Article PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): a pilot group randomized controlled trial of two approaches to improving depression among perinatal women.
Academic Article Health Care Utilization and Expenditures of Homeless Family Members Before and After Emergency Housing.
Academic Article How obstetric settings can help address gaps in psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder.
Academic Article Postpartum outcomes of a pilot prenatal care-based psychosocial intervention for PTSD during pregnancy.
Academic Article Prevalence and predictors of substance use disorders among homeless women seeking primary care: An 11 site survey.
Academic Article Access to Pharmacotherapy Amongst Women with Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy: a Preliminary Study.
Academic Article Homeless women's service use, barriers, and motivation for participating in substance use treatment.
Academic Article Homelessness Contributes To Pregnancy Complications.
Academic Article Infants Exposed To Homelessness: Health, Health Care Use, And Health Spending From Birth To Age Six.
Academic Article The PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of two active interventions addressing perinatal depression in obstetric settings.
Academic Article Homelessness And Health: The Authors Reply.
Concept Psychosocial Support Systems
Concept Self Report
Concept Opiate Substitution Treatment
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