Benjamin Lê Cook, PhD
Dr. Cook is a senior scientist at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research and an instructor at the Harvard Medical School. His research interests include improving methods for measuring disparities and applying these methods to understanding the mechanisms underlying mental health and substance abuse treatment disparities, the association between acculturation and mental health, and geographic differences in mental health service use disparities.
- Senior Scientist, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research
- Instructor, Harvard Medical School
- PhD, Harvard University, Health Policy
- MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- Cook, B., McGuire, T. G., Alegría, M., & Normand, S. (2011). Crowd-out and exposure effects of physical comorbidities on mental health care use: Implications for racial-ethnic disparities in access. Health Services Research, 46(4), 1259-1280.
- Cook, B., McGuire, T. G., Lock, K., & Zaslavsky. (2010). Comparing methods of racial and ehtnic disparities measurement across different settings of mental health care. Health Services Research, 45(3), 825-847.
- Cook, B., Carson, N., & Alegría, M. (2010). Assessing racial/ethnic differences in the social consequences of early-onset psychiatric disorder. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(2), 49-66.
- Rosenbach, M., O'Neil, S., Cook, B., Trebino, L., & Klein Walker, D. (2010). Characteristics, access, utilization, satisfaction, and outcomes of healthy start participants in eight sites. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14, 666-679.
- Cook, B., Lin, J., Guo, J., & Alegría, M. (2009). Pathways and correlates connecting exposure to the US and mental health. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12), 2247-2254.
- Combining Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data
- Equalizing Variables Across Groups
- How Do We Reduce Mental Health Disparities?
- Implementing the Institute of Medicine's Racial Disparity Definition
- Institute of Medicine Definition of Racial Disparities
- Traditional Measurement of Racial Disparities
- Using Data in a New Way
- Working with Secondary Data