Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Bellevue Hospital Center - Attending Physician, Geriatric Medicine Clinic
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 Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care and the Department of Population at NYU Langone Health. 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


Han BH, Palamar JJ (2020).
Trends in cannabis use among older adults in the United States, 2015-2018
JAMA Internal Medicine [Epub 2020 Feb 24]. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7517.

Kim A, Kaufmann CN, Ko R, Li Z, Han BH (2019).
Patterns of medical cannabis use among cancer patients from a medical cannabis dispensary in New York State
Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22 (10), 1196-1201. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0529.

Han BH, Moore AA, Ferris R, Palamar JJ (2019).
Binge drinking among older adults in the United States, 2015 to 2017
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67 (10), 2139-2144. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16071. PMCID: PMC6800799.

Han BH, Ko R, Palamar JJ (2019).
Substance use by adults with medical multimorbidity in the United States, 2015-2016
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34 (8), 1394-1396. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-04980-1. PMCID: PMC6667537.

Han BH, Wyatt LC, Sherman SE, Islam NS, Trinh-Shevrin C, Kwon SC (2019).
Prevalence and correlates of cultural smokeless tobacco products among South Asian Americans in New York City
Journal of Community Health, 44 (3), 479-486. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00649-2. PMCID: PMC6504577.

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