Practice Locations

UCHealth Infectious Disease Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct 7th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


Joshua Barocas,

Internal Medicine

Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth Infectious Disease Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct, 7th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Providing evidence-based care to patients with infectious diseases; vulnerable populations such as those with substance use disorders, experiencing homelessness, or who have been previously incarcerated.


  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

  • Infections

    Bacterial, Fungal, Influenza, Pneumonia, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Washington University in Saint Louis (MO)


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Program

Residency Program

University of Wisconsin Program


Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Member

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Chair-Public Health Committee

Society of General Internal Medicine, Member

Research & Grants


Strategies to reduce serious bacterial infections and overdose among people who inject drugs (2020)

Development of a novel community-based high- performance surveillance network for drug use (2020)

The Health Impacts of Felonizing Fentanyl Possession (2022)

Research Interests for Patients

I lead an interdisciplinary research program that is specifically aimed at the goal of improving health outcomes for patients with infectious diseases including HIV and HCV, substance use disorders, and other vulnerable populations. My research, which uses clinical epidemiology, health economics, simulation modeling, and cost-effectiveness, informs clinical-decision making and health policy to answer clinically- and policy-relevant questions. I am engaged in research using these innovative methods to help understand the impact of and improve upon policies that affect people who use drugs infected with or at high risk for infections. My research is currently been funded by NIDA in the form of both a K01 and a DP2 award as well as multiple grants for which I am a Co-Investigator. I have also received NIAID, the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the BU-CTSI, and the MGH Executive Committee on Research Fund for Medical Discovery. I currently serve as Director of the Health Economics and Modeling Core for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, an NIH-funded grant to significantly reduce overdose. I am the previous recipient of the Charles A. King Trust Research Award, and the prestigious AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award, which recognizes a junior faculty member who demonstrates leadership potential in addressing inequity in health care. I have published my work and editorials in leading journals such as NEJM, Lancet Public Health, JAMA Internal Medicine, AJPH, Addiction, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine. My work has been widely cited in the media, including the Boston Globe, U.S. News and World Report, and NPR.

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