Social Determinants of Health, Social Risks, and Social Needs

Social determinants of health (SDH) and their individual-level health-related social needs (HRSN) are increasingly recognized as important components of health, health care, and health outcomes. In this work we use a variety of state and nationwide data sources to evaluate the use and utility of clinically documented social risks and social needs.

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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.