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


Polenick CA, Han BH, Meyers SN, Arnold TD, Cotton BP (2022).
Associations between relationship quality and treatment-related stress among couples receiving methadone for opioid use disorder
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 132, 108580. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108580. PMCID: PMC8671149.

Han BH, Doran KM, Krawczyk N (2022).
National trends in substance use treatment admissions for opioid use disorder among adults experiencing homelessness
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 132, 108504. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108504.

Al-Rousan T, Moore AA, Han BH, Ko R, Palamar JJ (2021).
Trends in binge drinking prevalence among older U.S. men and women, 2015 to 2019
Journal of the American Geriatric Society [Epub 2021 Dec 8]. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17573.

Han BH, Leddy JF, Lopez FA, Palamar JJ (2021).
Prevalence of psychoactive substance use among middle-aged and older adults with visual impairment in the US
JAMA Ophthalmology [Epub 2021 Nov 11]. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.4667. PMCID: PMC8587212.

Han BH, Tuazon E, Wei MY, Paone D (2021).
Multimorbidity and inpatient utilization among older adults with opioid use disorder in New York City
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2021 Oct 13]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07130-8.

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