Benjamin Cook

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Revisiting the evidence on health and health care disparities among the Roma: a systematic review 2003-2012
    Benjamin Cook
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Public Health 58:885-911. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Trends in Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Access to Mental Health Care, 2004-2012
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Dr Cook is with the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston e mail He is also with the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Ms Hou and Dr Progovac are affiliated Dr Progovac is also with the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston Dr Trinh is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Ms Li is with the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
    Psychiatr Serv 68:9-16. 2017
  3. pmc Acculturation differences in communicating information about child mental health between Latino parents and primary care providers
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA, 02143, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 16:1093-102. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The costs and benefits of reducing racial-ethnic disparities in mental health care
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Dr Cook, Mr Liu, Ms Lessios, and Mr Loder are with the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, Massachusetts e mail Dr Cook is also with the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Dr McGuire is with the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston This work was presented in part at the following meetings AcademyHealth, June 24 26, 2012, Orlando, Florida National Hispanic Science Network, September 26 29, 2012, San Diego Eleventh Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry, International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics, March 22 24, 2013, Venice, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 66:389-96. 2015
  5. pmc Measuring disparities across the distribution of mental health care expenditures
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 16:3-12. 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Barriers to and Correlates of Retention in Behavioral Health Treatment Among Latinos in 2 Different Host Countries: The United States and Spain
    Irene Falgas
    Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Drs Falgas and Qureshi Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Falgas, Dr Ramos, Ms Herrera, Ms McPeck, Ms Wang, and Dr Alegría University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Dr Chavez University Hospital Fundación Jiménez Diaz, Madrid, Spain Ms Bonal Health Equity Research Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Dr Cook
    J Public Health Manag Pract 23:e20-e27. 2017
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a randomized trial to treat depression among Latinos
    Nilay Kafali
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School 120 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 17:41-50. 2014
  10. pmc Effectiveness of the Engagement and Counseling for Latinos (ECLA) intervention in low-income Latinos
    Margarita Alegria
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico Medical School, San Juan, PR Department of Psychology, New York University, NY Department of Psychology, Clark University, MA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY Department of Psychiatry, MSC University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Med Care 52:989-97. 2014

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Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Revisiting the evidence on health and health care disparities among the Roma: a systematic review 2003-2012
    Benjamin Cook
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Public Health 58:885-911. 2013
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the epidemiological and health service utilization literature related to the Roma population between 2003 and 2012...
  2. doi request reprint Trends in Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Access to Mental Health Care, 2004-2012
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Dr Cook is with the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston e mail He is also with the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Ms Hou and Dr Progovac are affiliated Dr Progovac is also with the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston Dr Trinh is with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Ms Li is with the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
    Psychiatr Serv 68:9-16. 2017
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  3. pmc Acculturation differences in communicating information about child mental health between Latino parents and primary care providers
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, 120 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA, 02143, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 16:1093-102. 2014
    ..Greater provider and MA awareness of variation in resistance to communicating psychosocial issues could improve communication, and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of youth mental illness...
  4. doi request reprint The costs and benefits of reducing racial-ethnic disparities in mental health care
    BENJAMIN LE COOK
    Dr Cook, Mr Liu, Ms Lessios, and Mr Loder are with the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, Massachusetts e mail Dr Cook is also with the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Dr McGuire is with the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston This work was presented in part at the following meetings AcademyHealth, June 24 26, 2012, Orlando, Florida National Hispanic Science Network, September 26 29, 2012, San Diego Eleventh Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry, International Center of Mental Health Policy and Economics, March 22 24, 2013, Venice, Italy
    Psychiatr Serv 66:389-96. 2015
    ..This study examined whether reducing racial-ethnic disparities in mental health care offsets costs of care...
  5. pmc Measuring disparities across the distribution of mental health care expenditures
    Benjamin Lê Cook
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 16:3-12. 2013
    ..Previous mental health care disparities studies predominantly compare mean mental health care use across racial/ethnic groups, leaving policymakers with little information on disparities among those with a higher level of expenditures...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Barriers to and Correlates of Retention in Behavioral Health Treatment Among Latinos in 2 Different Host Countries: The United States and Spain
    Irene Falgas
    Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Drs Falgas and Qureshi Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Dr Falgas, Dr Ramos, Ms Herrera, Ms McPeck, Ms Wang, and Dr Alegría University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Dr Chavez University Hospital Fundación Jiménez Diaz, Madrid, Spain Ms Bonal Health Equity Research Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts Dr Cook
    J Public Health Manag Pract 23:e20-e27. 2017
    ..Latino immigrants constitute a large portion of the Spanish and US immigrant populations, yet a dearth of research exists regarding barriers to retention in behavioral health care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a randomized trial to treat depression among Latinos
    Nilay Kafali
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School 120 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02143
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 17:41-50. 2014
    ..Identifying cost-effective treatments for depression among Latinos is particularly relevant given substantial disparities in access to depression treatment for Latinos compared to non-Latino whites...
  10. pmc Effectiveness of the Engagement and Counseling for Latinos (ECLA) intervention in low-income Latinos
    Margarita Alegria
    Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Somerville, MA Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, University of Puerto Rico Medical School, San Juan, PR Department of Psychology, New York University, NY Department of Psychology, Clark University, MA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY Department of Psychiatry, MSC University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Med Care 52:989-97. 2014
    ..Persistent disparities in access and quality of mental health care for Latinos indicate a need for evidence-based, culturally adapted, and outside-the-clinic-walls treatments...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...