Position title: Evidence Analyst
Ben is an analyst on the Evidence & Policy Analysis team. This team’s work includes What Works for Health (WWFH), a searchable online database that provides community leaders, coalitions, and others with promising strategies to respond effectively to their health priorities. In WWFH, analysts systematically assess, summarize, and rate evidence for policies and programs that can affect health behaviors, social & economic factors, the physical environment, and clinical care. This research and translation effort was initially developed with funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and expanded to support the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program in 2012.
Prior to joining County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Ben served with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Division of Early Childhood and Education researching the impact of federal subsidy programs on socioeconomic barriers to quality child care access and employment in Wisconsin. He also worked with the University of Michigan as a researcher with a focus on the intersection of medicine, equity, wellness, and disability. He has previously worked as a researcher in hearing science at the University of Michigan and Stanford University. While in graduate school, Ben worked in global health and sustainable development.
Ben holds a masters degree in Public Health from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and a B.A. in History with a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan. His interests focus on health disparities, disability, equity, and socioeconomic barriers.