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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Saloner B, Bandara S, Bachhuber M, Barry CL. Insurance Coverage and Treatment Use Under the Affordable Care Act Among Adults With Mental and Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jan 17

Saloner B, Bachhuber M, Barry CL. Physicians as a Source of Medications for Nonmedical Use: Comparison of Opioid Analgesic, Stimulant, and Sedative Use in a National Sample. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jan 1

Mehta PK, Bachhuber MA, Hoffman R, Srinivas SK. Deaths From Unintentional Injury, Homicide, and Suicide During or Within 1 Year of Pregnancy in Philadelphia. Am J Public Health. 2016 Dec.

McGinty EE, Samples H, Bandara SN, Saloner B, Bachhuber MA, Barry CL. The emerging public discourse on state legalization of marijuana for recreational use in the US: Analysis of news media coverage, 2010-2014. Prev Med. 2016 Sep.

Kennedy-Hendricks A, Busch SH, McGinty EE, Bachhuber MA, Niederdeppe J,Gollust SE, Webster DW, Fiellin DA, Barry CL. Primary care physicians' perspectives on the prescription opioid epidemic. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Aug

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