Marcus A. Bachhuber

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

M.D, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Marcus Bachhuber is a physician with training in health policy and health services research.  He completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine followed by residency and chief residency at the Montefiore Einstein Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed a fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he also obtained a Master’s of Science in Health Policy Research.

In addition to being a primary care provider, Dr. Bachhuber conducts research focusing on health system and policy approaches to reducing harms from substance use. He has led several studies looking at the impacts of state policies such as prescription drug monitoring programs and medical marijuana laws on opioid pain reliever misuse and overdose.

Dr. Bachhuber’s implementation science experience focuses on studying health system interventions to address substance use in “real world” settings. He recently led the evaluation of a program of nurse-delivered screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use integrated directly into primary care. He is also planning a study of modifying the electronic health record to reduce opioid analgesic prescribing for acute pain.

Recent publications:

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Bachhuber MA, Nash D, Southern WN, Heo M, Berger M, Schepis M, Cunningham CO. Reducing the default dispense quantity for new opioid analgesic prescriptions: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018 Apr 20;8(4):e019559. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019559.

Bachhuber MA, Arnsten JH, Cunningham CO, Sohler N. Does Medical Cannabis Use Increase or Decrease the Use of Opioid Analgesics and Other Prescription Drugs?. J Addict Med. 2018 Apr 17. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000404. [Epub ahead of print]

Sokoloff AV, Wong SC, Ludtke JJ, Sebestyen MG, Subbotin VM, Zhang G, Budker T, Bachhuber M, Sumita Y, Wolff JA. A new peptide ligand that targets particles and heterologous proteins to hepatocytes in vivo. Mol Ther. 2003 Dec

Bachhuber MA, Lott JP. Letter by Bachhuber and Lott regarding article, "Characteristics of children hospitalized with infective endocarditis".Circulation. 2009 Sep 22.

Bachhuber M, Bilker WB, Wang H, Chapman J, Gross R. Is antiretroviral therapy adherence substantially worse on weekends than weekdays? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 May 1

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