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Wyatt P. Bensken, PhD

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

OCHIN, Inc

Case Western Reserve University

I am a Health Disparities Investigator at OCHIN, Inc. while also holding an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Broadly, I specialize in the use of complex health care data, paired with traditional statistical techniques and novel machine-learning and data mining approaches to understand disparities and inequities in health, health care, and health outcomes.

I’ve also created the multimorbidity and socialrisk R packages. The multimorbidity package aims to provide a uniform and simple approach to generate comorbidity, multimorbidity, and frailty measures based on claims or other administrative data while the socialrisk package has a similar approach but to identify social risks in these data.

Below you’ll find a brief summary of my experiences, but please see my CV for full details.

Interests

  • Health disparities and inequities
  • Social determinants of health, social risk, and social needs
  • Complex chronic conditions
  • Multimorbidity

Education

  • PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2022

    Case Western Reserve University

  • BS in Public Health, 2016

    American University

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