Benjamin Cook

Summary

Affiliation: Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The role of provider supply and organization in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care in the U.S
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02478, USA
    Soc Sci Med 84:102-9. 2013
  2. pmc Racial/ethnic disparity trends in children's mental health care access and expenditures from 2002 to 2007
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:129-49. 2013
  3. pmc Measuring racial/ethnic disparities in health care: methods and practical issues
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard Medical School, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1232-54. 2012
  4. pmc Racial-ethnic disparities in substance abuse treatment: the role of criminal history and socioeconomic status
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1273-81. 2011
  5. pmc Crowd-out and exposure effects of physical comorbidities on mental health care use: implications for racial-ethnic disparities in access
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, 120 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1259-80. 2011
  6. pmc Assessing racial/ethnic differences in the social consequences of early-onset psychiatric disorder
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Harvard Medical School Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:49-66. 2010
  7. pmc Comparing methods of racial and ethnic disparities measurement across different settings of mental health care
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:825-47. 2010
  8. pmc Pathways and correlates connecting Latinos' mental health with exposure to the United States
    Benjamin Cook
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard Medical School, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2247-54. 2009
  9. pmc Measuring racial/ethnic disparities across the distribution of health care expenditures
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1603-21. 2009
  10. pmc The impact of insurance coverage in diminishing racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health services
    Margarita Alegria
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1322-44. 2012

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. pmc The role of provider supply and organization in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care in the U.S
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02478, USA
    Soc Sci Med 84:102-9. 2013
    ..Policymakers should consider that increasing the management of mental health care may not only decrease expenditures, but also provide a potential lever for reducing mental health care disparities between social groups...
  2. pmc Racial/ethnic disparity trends in children's mental health care access and expenditures from 2002 to 2007
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 48:129-49. 2013
    ..To examine trends in disparities in children's mental health care...
  3. pmc Measuring racial/ethnic disparities in health care: methods and practical issues
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard Medical School, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1232-54. 2012
    ..To review methods of measuring racial/ethnic health care disparities...
  4. pmc Racial-ethnic disparities in substance abuse treatment: the role of criminal history and socioeconomic status
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:1273-81. 2011
    ..Little is known about factors underlying this apparent lack of disparities. This study examines racial-ethnic disparities in treatment receipt and mechanisms that reduce or contribute to disparities...
  5. pmc Crowd-out and exposure effects of physical comorbidities on mental health care use: implications for racial-ethnic disparities in access
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, 120 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1259-80. 2011
    ....
  6. pmc Assessing racial/ethnic differences in the social consequences of early-onset psychiatric disorder
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Harvard Medical School Psychiatry and Cambridge Health Alliance, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 21:49-66. 2010
    ..Increasing early detection and treatment of psychiatric illness should be prioritized. Further study will clarify the association between onset and social outcomes among sub-ethnic populations...
  7. pmc Comparing methods of racial and ethnic disparities measurement across different settings of mental health care
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:825-47. 2010
    ..The ability to track improvement against racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care is hindered by the varying methods and disparity definitions used in previous research...
  8. pmc Pathways and correlates connecting Latinos' mental health with exposure to the United States
    Benjamin Cook
    Cambridge Health Alliance, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard Medical School, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2247-54. 2009
    ..We examined potential pathways by which time in the United States may relate to differences in the predicted probability of past-year psychiatric disorder among Latino immigrants as compared with US-born Latinos...
  9. pmc Measuring racial/ethnic disparities across the distribution of health care expenditures
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1603-21. 2009
    ..To assess whether black-white and Hispanic-white disparities increase or abate in the upper quantiles of total health care expenditure, conditional on covariates...
  10. pmc The impact of insurance coverage in diminishing racial and ethnic disparities in behavioral health services
    Margarita Alegria
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon St, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1322-44. 2012
    ..To estimate whether racial/ethnic behavioral health service disparities are likely to be reduced through insurance expansion coverage expected through the Affordable Health Care Act...
  11. pmc Whether medically unexplained or not, three or more concurrent somatic symptoms predict psychopathology and service use in community populations
    Javier I Escobar
    Department of Psychiatry, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    J Psychosom Res 69:1-8. 2010
    ..To examine the frequency of somatic symptoms in a community population of various ethnic backgrounds and to identify correlates of these symptoms such as psychopathology, use of services, and personal distress...
  12. pmc Characteristics, access, utilization, satisfaction, and outcomes of healthy start participants in eight sites
    MARGO ROSENBACH
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:666-79. 2010
    ..The life course theory suggests that improved outcomes may require longer-term investments. Healthy Start's emerging focus on interconception care has the potential to address longer-term needs of participants...

Research Grants1

  1. Understanding Mechanisms of Mental Health Care Disparities
    BENJAMIN LE COOK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....