Health Equity Research Lab

1035 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02141

phone: 617-806-8741

fax: 617-806-8740

This page contains a list of previous publications by members of the Health Equity Research Lab. For more recent publications, please go to the Publications page. 


Alegria M., Lin J., Chen CN., Duan N., Cook B., Meng XL., The Impact of Insurance Coverage in Diminishing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Behavioral Health Services. Health Services Research, 2012: 47(3) 1322–1344.

​​Ault-Brutus A., Changes in Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Use and Adequacy of Mental Health Care in the United States, 1990–2003. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 2012: 63(6) 531–540.

Cook B., McGuire TG., Zaslavksy AM., Measuring Racial/ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Methods and Practical Issues. Health Services Research, 2012: 47(3) 1232–1254.

Mulvaney-Day N., DeAngelo D., Chen CN., Cook B., Alegria M., Unmet Need for Treatment for Substance Use Disorders across Race and Ethnicity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2012: 125(1) S44–50.


Alegria M., Carson N., Goncalves M., Keefe K., Disparities in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders for Ethnic/racial Minority Youth. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011: 50(1) 22–31.

Carson N., Stewart M., Lin JY., Alegria M., Use and Quality of Mental Health Services for Haitian Youth. Ethnicity & Health, 2011: 16(6) 567–582.

Cook B., Alegria M., Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Role of Criminal History and Socioeconomic Status. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 2011: 62(11) 1273–1281.

Cook B., McGuire TG., Alegria M., Normand SL., Crowd-out and Exposure Effects of Physical Comorbidities on Mental Health Care Use: Implications for Racial–Ethnic Disparities in Access. Health Services Research, 2011: 46(4)1259–1280.


Carson N., Katz AM., Gao S., Alegria M., Assessment of Physical Illness by Mental Health Clinicians during Intake Visits. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 2010: 61(1) 32–37.

Cook B., Carson N., Alegria M., Assessing Racial/ethnic Differences in the Social Consequences of Early-Onset Psychiatric Disorder. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2010: 21(2) 49–66.

Cook B., McGuire TG., Lock K., Zaslavsky AM., Comparing Methods of Racial and Ethnic Disparities Measurement across Different Settings of Mental Health Care. Health Services Research, 2010: 45(3) 825–847.

Escobar JI., Cook B., Chen CN., Gara MA., Alegria M., Interian A., Diaz E., Whether Medically Unexplained or Not, Three or More Concurrent Somatic Symptoms Predict Psychopathology and Service Use in Community Populations. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2010: 69(1) 1–8.​

Rosenbach M., O’Neil S., Cook B., Trebino L., Walker DK., Characteristics, Access, Utilization, Satisfaction, and Outcomes of Healthy Start Participants in Eight Sites. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2010: 14(5) 666–679.