People

Bennett Allen
Bennett Allen, MPA
NYU Langone Health - PhD Student, Epidemiology, Department of Population Health
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Predoctoral Fellow
Education
MPA, Public Policy, New York University
BA, Comparative Literature, New York University
Research Interests
Overdose, Drug policy, Policing, Public health ethics, Social determinants of health, Harm reduction
BIO
Bennett Allen is a PhD student in 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 uses epidemiologic, econometric, and machine learning methods to evaluate supply-side strategies to reduce overdose death. Additional work engages bioethics in relation to public health policy. Current projects examine the impact of drug-induced homicide laws and prosecutions on opioid overdose mortality, the role of prescription drug monitoring programs in pain management cessation, spatiotemporal prediction of overdose mortality risk, and the ethical uses of big data in public health practice. Prior to joining NYU, he worked in drug policy for the New York City government.
Projects
Principal Investigator, Big Data and the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Algorithmic Ethics and Public Health Practice. Completed
Publications

Recent

Allen B, Cerda M (2022).
Opportunities for opioid overdose prediction: Building a population health approach
Lancet Digital Health, 4 (6), e403-e404. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(22)00097-8.

Allen B, Jent VA, Cerda M (2022).
Cycles of chronic opioid therapy following mandatory prescription drug monitoring program legislation: A retrospective cohort study
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2022 Apr 11]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07551-z.

Hwahng SJ, Allen B, Zadoretzky C, Doucet HB, McKnight C, Des Jarlais D (2022).
Thick trust, thin trust, social capital, and health outcomes among trans women of color in New York City
International Journal of Transgender Health, 23 (1-2), 214-231. doi: 10.1080/26895269.2021.1889427. PMCID: PMC8986172.

Marshall BDL, Alexander-Scott N, Yedinak JL, Hallowell BD, Goedel WC, Allen B, Schell RC, Li Y, Krieger MS, Pratty C, Ahern J, Neill DB, Cerda M (2022).
Preventing Overdose using Information and Data from the Environment (PROVIDENT): Protocol for a randomized, population-based, community intervention trial
Addiction, 117 (4), 1152-1162. doi: 10.1111/add.15731. PMCID: PMC8904285.

Chernick R, Allen B, Harocopos A (2022).
Primary care implementation of a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program in New York City
Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 49 (2), 122-133. doi: 10.1007/s11414-021-09766-0.


Notable

Allen B, Harocopos A, Chernick R (2020).
Substance use stigma, primary care, and the New York State prescription drug monitoring program
Behavioral Medicine, 46 (1), 52-62. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2018.1555129.

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