Disparities in Health and Outcomes for People with Epilepsy

Using some of the largest and most diverse data on people living with epilepsy, I seek to uncover disparities in comorbidities, multimorbidity, and outcomes while further applying statistical approaches to uncover important drivers of these disparities. Specifically, I use a combination of both traditional and novel statistical techniques in the context of health equity research frameworks to understand nuance and complexities in relationships between individual, treatment, and community-level factors. It is my hope that this work can guide interventions and improve care for people living with epilepsy. This work is done in collaboration with neurologists, psychiatrists, family medicine physicians, health equity experts, and mathematicians,

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Wyatt P. Bensken, PhD
Health Disparities Investigator & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

My research interests include health disparities, health inequities, social determinants of health, and complex chronic conditions.