Wyatt P. Bensken, PhD

Research Investigator & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences


Case Western Reserve University


I am a Research Investigator at OCHIN, Inc. where I serve as the Research Policy Liaison, Co-Lead of the Quantitative Sciences Core, Co-Director of the AIM-AHEAD Research Fellowship, and support the work of the ADVANCE Clinical Research Network. Additionally, I hold an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

My expertise is in the use of complex health care data, paired with traditional statistical and novel machine learning approaches, to identify disparities and inequities in health, health care, and health outcomes. I apply these approaches across a wide range of complex clinical conditions (e.g., epilepsy/seizure, cancer, multimorbidity, and emergency general surgery), social conditions (e.g., social drivers of health, social risk, housing insecurity), and policy domains (e.g., Medicaid, quality measures, payment).

Below you’ll find summaries of my recent work, with full details on my CV .


  • Social determinants of health, social risk, and social needs
  • Complex chronic conditions
  • Policy
  • Quantitative methods


  • PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Case Western Reserve University

  • BS in Public Health

    American University

Recent Research Experience


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

Aug 2022 – Present

Research Investigator


Jun 2022 – Present

Research Analyst, Population Health Outcomes Research Core and Population Cancer Analytics Shared Resource

Case Western Reserve University

Aug 2018 – Jun 2022 Cleveland, OH

Research Fellow and Research Collaborator

National Institutes of Health

May 2016 – Jul 2019 Bethesda, MD

Recent Publications

For a full list, including under review and in-press publications, please see my CV

Recent Projects

Disparities in Health and Outcomes for People with Epilepsy

Working with a team of varied expertise, my dissertation work focuses on identifying disparities in health and outcomes for people with …

Social Determinants of Health, Social Risks, and Social Needs

Using a myriad of data sources, I lead projects to examine the use and impact of health-related social needs on care and outcomes

R Package - socialrisk

Identifying Patient Social Risk from Administrative Health Care Data

R Package - multimorbidity

Harmonizing various comorbidity, multimorbidity, and frailty measures for health services and population health research

Cancer Related Outcomes and Disparities

As an analyst in the Population Cancer Analytics Shared Resource of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, I work with a broad team of …