Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH
University of California San Diego, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology - Assistant Professor
MD, State University of New York - Syracuse
MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
BA, English, Wesleyan University
Research Interests
Geriatrics, Methadone, Health disparities, Substance use
Benjamin Han is a geriatrician and health services researcher in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine at UC San Diego. His research focuses on unhealthy substance use among older adults, and caring for adults with multiple chronic conditions in opioid treatment programs.
Principal Investigator, Chronic Disease and Health Outcomes of Older Adults with Opioid Use. Active
Principal Investigator, Geriatric Conditions and Functional Status in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Opioid Dependence. Completed


Yang KH, Han BH, Moore AA, Palamar JJ (2022).
Trends in major depressive episodes and mental health treatment among older adults in the United States, 2010-2019
Journal of Affective Disorders, 318, 299-303. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.007.

Kaufmann CN, Malhotra A, Yang KH, Han BH, Nafsu R, Lifset ET, Nguyen K, Sexton M, Moore AA (2022).
Cannabis use for sleep disturbance among older patients in a geriatrics clinic
International Journal of Aging and Human Development [Epub 2022 Oct 13]. doi: 10.1177/00914150221128971.

Yang KH, Han BH, Palamar JJ (2022).
Past-year hallucinogen use in relation to psychological distress, depression, and suicidality among US adults
Addictive Behaviors, 132, 107343. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107343. PMCID: PMC9177770.

Kepner WE, Han BH, Nguyen D, Han SS, Lopez FA, Palamar JJ (2022).
Past-month binge drinking and cannabis use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States, 2015-2019
Alcohol [Epub 2022 Aug 4]. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2022.07.006.

Han BH, Han SS, Palamar JJ (2022).
Binge drinking among adults with hypertension in the USA, 2015-2020
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2022 Aug 3]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07754-4.

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