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Bennett Allen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health


Bennett Allen is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he is affiliated with the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy. His research evaluates programs and policies in substance use, overdose prevention, and behavioral health using epidemiological and machine learning methods. Additional work considers various facets of public health practice using qualitative methods and bioethical frameworks. Current projects of note include a longitudinal evaluation of the New York City overdose prevention centers, spatiotemporal prediction of overdose mortality risk in Rhode Island, and qualitative assessments of several public health and public safety partnership interventions. His research has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Allen received a PhD in Epidemiology from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and MPA in Public Policy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Prior to joining NYU, he worked in substance use and mental health policy for the New York City government.



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Allen, Bennett; Schell, Robert C; Jent, Victoria A; Krieger, Maxwell; Pratty, Claire; Hallowell, Benjamin D; Goedel, William C; Bastos, Melissa; Yedinak, Jesse L; Li, Yu; Cartus, Abigail R; Marshall, Brandon D L; Cerdá, Magdalena; Ahern, Jennifer; Neill, Daniel B

Epidemiology. 2024 Mar 01; 35(2):232-240

Allen, Bennett; Neill, Daniel B; Schell, Robert C; Ahern, Jennifer; Hallowell, Benjamin D; Krieger, Maxwell; Jent, Victoria A; Goedel, William C; Cartus, Abigail R; Yedinak, Jesse L; Pratty, Claire; Marshall, Brandon D L; Cerdá, Magdalena

American journal of epidemiology. 2023 Oct 10; 192(10):1659-1668

Allen, Bennett; Basaraba, Cale; Corbeil, Thomas; Rivera, Bianca; Levin, Frances R; Martinez, Diana M; Schultebraucks, Katharina; Henry, Brandy F; Pincus, Harold A; Arout, Caroline; Krawczyk, Noa

Preventive medicine (1972). 2023 May 03; 172:107533

Krawczyk, Noa; Rivera, Bianca D; Basaraba, Cale; Corbeil, Thomas; Allen, Bennett; Schultebraucks, Katharina; Henry, Brandy F; Pincus, Harold A; Levin, Frances R; Martinez, Diana

Addiction. 2023 May; 118(5):857-869

Schultebraucks, Katharina; Blekic, Wivine; Basaraba, Cale; Corbeil, Tom; Khan, Zain; Henry, Brandy F; Krawczyk, Noa; Rivera, Bianca D; Allen, Bennett; Arout, Caroline; Pincus, Harold Alan; Martinez, Diana M; Levin, Frances R

Molecular psychiatry. 2023 Apr 17; 1-7

Cartus, Abigail R; Goedel, William C; Jent, Victoria A; Macmadu, Alexandria; Pratty, Claire; Hallowell, Benjamin D; Allen, Bennett; Li, Yu; Cerdá, Magdalena; Marshall, Brandon D L

Drug & alcohol dependence. 2023 Apr 05; 247:109867

Allen, Bennett; Jent, Victoria A; Cerdá, Magdalena

Journal of general internal medicine. 2022 Dec; 37(16):4088-4094