A stakeholders meeting was scheduled to refine the questions from the pilot survey. Preliminary results of the survey were presented and new insights on how to polish the questions were discussed with the team.

Dr. Benjamin Cook comment in Reuters

Harvard Catalyst Grant received to study Gender Minorities

The HER lab members and the community partners involved in the PCORI project were fortunate to take part in a special exhibition created by Linda Michaud Cutrell entitled: Many Faces of Our Mental Health. 

May 2, 2017

May 1, 2017

Health Equity Research Lab

1035 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor

Cambridge, MA 02141

phone: 617-806-8741

fax: 617-806-8740

April, 2017

Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions for Youth Raises Questions About Why

Nilay Kafali, Ph.D., of RTI International and researchers at the lab collaborated in a recent publication about the use of antidepressants in children before and after FDA's black box warning. MORE 

Dr. Nicholas Carson and Dr. Ana Progovac were each recipients of Harvard Catalyst Enrichment Awards from the Health Disparities Research Program. Congratulations!


Health Equity Research Lab Director, Ben Cook, received the Young Mentor Award from Harvard Medical School's Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership in recognition of his mentoring of students, clinicians, and researchers in health care disparities research. The ceremony will be held on June 12, 2017.


Grand Rounds at Greater Boston Hospitals 


Interested in learning more about the Health Equity Research Lab and Dr. Cook's work? 

Listen to his presentation on the preliminary results from the Patient Preferences in Treatment for Depression study HERE and about Racial/Ethnic Mental Health Care Disparities. HERE

HER lab at the International Health Economics Association 2017

PCORI meetings: discussing the pilot survey

Welcome to the Health Equity Research Lab, Mike and Angela! 

Mentoring at the HER Lab

Following one of our most important aims at the lab, Mentoring, we are inviting students for: 

Postdoc Fellowship Opportunity and Summer Internship 2018

We are proud to have received funding from Harvard Catalyst to continue to address and identify Gender Minorities' health disparities. 


Harvard Catalyst Enrichment Awards

March, 2017

Studying Gender Minority Health Care Disparities

Dr. Ana Progovac shared with Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Allliance colleagues about her current projects on "Identifying Gender Minority Patients’ Health and Healthcare Needs Using Administrative Claims Data in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries". 


July 10, 2017

Dr. Cook comment on new publication about ACA Marketplaces for Mental Health. New opportunities after ACA, but not all insurance plans cover mental health care needs. 


March, 2017

New staff joins the HER Lab team

Members from the Health Equity Research Lab presented at the IHEA conference hosted in Boston, MA on July 8-11, 2017