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photo J. Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine


Office: 200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, 2004
Doctor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 2010
Masters in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Internship and Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017
Research Interest
Dr. Wilson's research interests include reducing substance use-related health disparities, with an emphasis on innovative strategies to treat opioid use disorders in adolescent and adult populations. Her work includes integrating harm reduction into primary care settings, developing low threshold models of care to improve engagement and retention of vulnerable populations, and improving engagement and retention of adolescents and young adults in OUD treatment.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Risk of long-term opioid use and its sequelae due to opioid prescribing for acute pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Benter Foundation
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2020
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KL2)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: KL2 TR001856
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021