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Benjamin Lê Cook

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Benjamin Lê Cook is the director of the Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Health Alliance, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a visiting clinical associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He holds a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University and an MPH in health behavior and health education from UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Cook is a health services researcher focused on improving quality of life, and access and quality of treatment for individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorder. His NIH, AHRQ- and Foundation-funded research tracks healthcare disparities in the U.S. and the impacts of health reform on disparities, seeks to understand discrimination in the patient-provider interaction, and evaluates the impact of hospital-based interventions on health equity. As Director of the Health Equity Research Lab, he also oversees research on criminal justice and mental health, transgender health, opioid use treatment evaluation, integrated behavioral health care, and the promotion of community-engaged research partnerships. Dr. Cook has experience mentoring students and faculty at all levels in health disparities and health system evaluation.

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