About Travis Baggett, MD

Travis P. Baggett, MD, MPH, is a faculty clinician-investigator in the MGH Division of General Internal Medicine, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a staff physician at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. He is the recipient of a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health in support of research to understand and address tobacco use among homeless individuals. His clinical interest is in the care of homeless people with serious mental illness.

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Bigelow Teaching Service-Inpatient Only Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2707

Primary Care Urgent Access Center
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey 4B
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2707

Medical Education

  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, Harborview Medical Center
  • Residency, University of Washington Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Dr. Baggett's research focuses on the health of homeless people, with an emphasis on addictive behaviors and their medical consequences in this population.


  • Representative publications:

    • Baggett TP, O’Connell JJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. The Unmet Health Care Needs of Homeless Adults: A National Study. American Journal of Public Health 2010;100:1326-33.
    • Baggett TP, Hwang SW, O’Connell JJ, Porneala BC, Stringfellow EJ, Orav EJ, Singer DE, Rigotti NA. Mortality Among Homeless Adults in Boston: Shifts in Causes of Death Over a 15-year Period. JAMA Internal Medicine 2013;173(3):189-195.
    • Baggett TP, Tobey ML, Rigotti NA. Tobacco Use among Homeless People – Addressing the Neglected Addiction. New England Journal of Medicine 2013;369(3):201-204.
    • Baggett TP. The Proud Paratrooper. JAMA 2013;309(20):2109-2110.