Catching Up with Pilot Grant Recipient: Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein recently received an NIH/NIDA career development award focused on improving treatment for opioid use disorder and HCV infection among pregnant and postpartum women who inject drugs.

By Bonnie Tse January 20, 2023
Rachel Epstein, MD, MScE, (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a principal investigator at the Syndemics Lab, and an adult and pediatric infectious diseases physician working with patients living with or at risk for HCV, HIV, and other infectious diseases.

Rachel Epstein is a clinician-scientist with demonstrated experience in analyzing large datasets to inform hepatitis C (HCV), HIV, and substance use disorder interventions.

What are some critical issues at the intersection of perinatal care, substance use, and HCV?

Who are the peers or mentors that have influenced you or guided you?

Do you have advice for early career investigators looking to incorporate health economics or modeling into their research?