Bennett Allen, PhD
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor
PhD, Epidemiology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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
Bennett Allen is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, Department of Population Health. 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.
Principal Investigator, Big Data and the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Algorithmic Ethics and Public Health Practice. Completed


Allen B, Basaraba C, Corbeil T, Rivera BD, Levin FR, Martinez DM, Schultebraucks K, Henry BF, Pincus HA, Arout C, Krawczyk N (2023).
Racial differences in COVID-19 severity associated with history of substance use disorders and overdose: Findings from multi-site electronic health records in New York City
Preventive Medicine, 172, 107533. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107533. PMCID: PMC10155467.

Cartus AR, Goedel WC, Jent VA, Macmadu A, Pratty C, Hallowell BD, Allen B, Li Y, Cerda M, Marshall BDL (2023).
Neighborhood-level association between release from incarceration and fatal overdose, Rhode Island, 2016-2020
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 247, 109867. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109867.

Krawczyk N, Rivera BD, Basaraba C, Corbeil T, Allen B, Schultebraucks K, Henry BF, Pincus HA, Levin FR, Martinez D (2023).
COVID-19 complications among patients with opioid use disorder: A retrospective cohort study across five major NYC hospital systems
Addiction, 118 (5), 857-869. doi: 10.1111/add.16105. PMCID: PMC9878119.

Allen B, Urmanche A (2023).
NYC RxStat: Stakeholder perspectives on a national model public health and public safety partnership to reduce overdose deaths
Evaluation and Program Planning, 98, 102275. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2023.102275.

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, 37 (16), 4088-4094. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07551-z. PMCID: PMC9708972.


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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