Bennett Allen
Bennett Allen, MPA
NYU Langone Health - PhD Student, Epidemiology, Department of Population Health
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Predoctoral Fellow
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 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.
Principal Investigator, Big Data and the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Algorithmic Ethics and Public Health Practice. Completed


Allen B, Feldman JM, Paone D (2021).
Public health and police: Building ethical and equitable opioid responses
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (45), e2118235118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2118235118.

Allen B, El-Shahawy O, Rogers ES, Hochman S, Khan MR, Krawczyk N (2021).
Association of substance use disorders and drug overdose with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in New York City: January-October 2020
Journal of Public Health, 43 (3), 462-465. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa241. PMCID: PMC7799011.

Vai B, Mazza MG, Delli Colli C, Foiselle M, Allen B, Benedetti F, Borsini A, Casanova Dias M, Tamouza R, Leboyer M, Benros ME, Branchi I, Fusar-Poli P, De Picker LJ (2021).
Mental disorders and risk of COVID-19-related mortality, hospitalisation, and intensive care unit admission: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lancet Psychiatry, 8 (9), 797-812. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00232-7. PMCID: PMC8285121.

Allen B (2021).
Emotion and COVID-19: Toward an equitable pandemic response
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 18, 403-406. doi: 10.1007/s11673-021-10120-4. PMCID: PMC8406008.

Chernick R, Allen B, Harocopos A (2021).
Primary care implementation of a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program in New York City
Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research [Epub 2021 Aug 23]. doi: 10.1007/s11414-021-09766-0.


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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