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


Han BH, Funk-White M, Ko R, Al-Rousan T, Palamar JJ (2021).
Decreasing perceived risk associated with regular cannabis use among older adults in the United States from 2015 to 2019
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 69 (9), 2591-2597. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17213. PMCID: PMC8440375.

Polenick CA, Han BH, Meyers SN, Arnold TD, Cotton BP (2021).
Associations between relationship quality and treatment-related stress among couples receiving methadone for opioid use disorder
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment [Epub 2021 Jul 31]. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108580.

Mauro PM, Askari MS, Han BH (2021).
Gender differences in any alcohol screening and discussions with providers among older adults in the United States, 2015 to 2019
Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research [Epub 2021 Jul 29]. doi: 10.1111/acer.14668.

Han BH, Le A, Funk-White M, Palamar JJ (2021).
Cannabis and prescription drug use among older adults with functional impairment
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 61 (2), 246-250. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.042. PMCID: PMC8299838.

Le A, Han BH, Palamar JJ (2021).
When national drug surveys “take too long”: An examination of who is at risk for survey fatigue
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 225, 108769. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108769. PMCID: PMC8282613.

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