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Tufts University School of Medicine

Thomas J. Stopka

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
​CTSI Secondary Appointment
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

Thomas J. Stopka

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
​CTSI Secondary Appointment
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Health Informatics & Analytics, Public Health

Phone 617-636-2110​

Biography

​Infectious disease (HIV, HCV, STIs); spatial epidemiology; substance use and misuse; opioid overdose; health disparities

Education

  • ​PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Davis
  • MHS, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Research synopsis

Research methods in public health; GIS; spatial epidemiology; epidemiology

Publications

  • Singer M, Stopka T, Siano C, Springer K, Barton G, Khoshnood K, Gorry de Puga A, and Heimer R. The Social Geography of AIDS and Hepatitis Risk: Qualitative Approaches for Assessing Local Differences in Sterile-Syringe Access Among Injection Drug Users. Am J Public Health. 2000;90:1049-1056.
  • Stopka TJ, SingerM, Teng W, Horton J, Compton W. Pharmacy Access to Over-the-Counter (OTC) Syringes in Connecticut: Implications for HIV and Hepatitis Prevention among Injection Drug Users. AIDS & Public Policy, 2002:17(4): 115-126.
  • Stopka TJ, Segura-Pérez S, Chapman D, Damio G, Pérez-Escamilla R. An innovative community-based approach to encourage breastfeeding among Hispanic/Latino women. J Am Dietetic Association, June 2002:102(8):766-767.
  • Nicolaysen A, Stopka T, Singer M, Santelices C. The Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Community-Based Health Research. Practicing Anthropology, Summer 2003:25(3):16-18.
  • Stopka TJ, Singer M, Santelices C, Eiserman J. Public Health Interventionists, Penny Capitalists, or Sources of Risk? Assessing Street Syringe Sellers in Hartford, Connecticut. Substance Use & Misuse, 2003:38(9):1339-1370.
  • Stopka TJ, Springer K, Khoshnood K, Shaw S, Singer M. Writing About Risk: Use of Daily Diaries in Understanding Drug-User Risk Behaviors. AIDS and Behavior 2004:8(1):73-85.
  • Ojikutu BO, Bogart LM, Mayer KH, Stopka TJ, Sullivan PS, Ransome Y. Spatial Access and Willingness to Use Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Black/African American Individuals in the United States: Cross-Sectional Survey. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2019 Feb 4;5(1):e12405. doi: 10.2196/12405. PMID: 30714945. PMCID: PMC6378549.

  • Stopka TJ, Amaravadi H, Kaplan AR, Hoh R, Bernson D, Land T, Walley AY, Larochelle MR, Rose AJ. Opioid overdose deaths and potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing practices (PIP): A spatial epidemiological study. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Apr 10;68:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.03.024. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30981166.

  • Stopka TJ, Jacque E, Kelso P, Guhn-Knight H, Nolte K, Hoskinson Jr., R, Jones A, Harding J, Drew A, VanDonsel A, and Friedmann PD. The Opioid Epidemic in Rural Northern New England: An Approach to Epidemiologic, Policy, and Legal Surveillance. Preventive Medicine. 2019 May 31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.05.028. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31158400.

  • Amaravadi H, Kosinski KC, Stopka TJ. HCV treatment access among Latinxs who inject drugs: qualitative findings from Boston, Massachusetts, 2016. Harm Reduction Journal. 2019 June 19. DOI: 10.1186/s12954-019-0314-6. In press.

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