Ben Cook presents at CMS Office of

Minority Health Panel on the Opioid


April 25th 2018.

Benjamin Cook, PhD, MPH presented as a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity (SAMHSA OBHE) "Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities". Ben's presentation covered the current literature on racial/ethnic disparities in the opioid epidemic. 

The full list of the forum speakers were as follows: 

Keynote Address: 
VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
Surgeon General of the United States

Panel Discussion:
Ben Cook, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Health Equity Research Lab, Cambridge Health Alliance

Leah Hill, B.S.
Baltimore City Resident

Shelly Choo, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Medical Advisor, Baltimore City Health Department

Karen Smith, MD, FAAFP
Family Practitioner, Clinician Champion

You can view the full forum here, on the Department of Health and Human Services Youtube channel or by clicking on the embedded video to the left. 

We'd like to thank the CMS OMH, SAMHSA OBHE, Dr. Cara James,  Director, CMS Office of Minority Health, Dr. Larke Huang,  Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Equity, SAMHSA and the Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams.