Polo del Rio R, Esvideo C, Alvarez K, Falgas Bague I, Wang Y, Cook B, Alegria M, Co-occurrence of PTSD and CVD among ethnic/racial groups in the United States. Psychosomatic Medicine. In Press.
Chen, J., Bloodworth, R., Novak, P., Cook, B., Goldman, H., Rendall, M., Thomas, S. and Reynolds, C. (2018). Reducing Preventable Hospitalization and Disparity: Association With Local Health Department Mental Health Promotion Activities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(1), pp.103-112.
Cook, B., Creedon, T., Wang, Y., Lu, C., Carson, N., Jules, P., Lee, E. and Alegría, M. (2018). Examining racial/ethnic differences in patterns of benzodiazepine prescription and misuse. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 187, pp.29-34.
Fortuna L, Cook B, Porche M, Wang Y, Amaris A, Alegria M. Sleep disturbance as a predictor of time to drug and alcohol use treatment in primary care. Sleep Med. 2018;42:31-37. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2017.12.009
Hails, K., Madu, A., Kim, D., Hahm, H., Cook B, Chen, J., Chang, T., Yeung, A., Trinh, N. Exploring Asian American attitudes regarding mental health treatment in primary care: A qualitative study. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry,
Ng, B., Camacho, A., Parra, K., de la Espriella, R., Rico, V., Lozano, S., Troncoso, M., Castilla-Puentes, R., Cook, B. and Jimenez, D. (2018). Differences in BMI between Mexican and Colombian patients receiving antipsychotics: results from the International Study of Latinos on Antipsychotics (ISLA). Ethnicity & Health, pp.1-8.
Progovac AM, LeCook B, Mullin BO, McDowell A, Sanchez MJ, Wang Y, Creedon T, Schuster MA. Identifying Gender Minority Patients’ Health And Health Care Needs In Administrative Claims Data. Health Affairs 2018;37:413-20.
Saloner, B, Akosa Antwi Y, MacLean C, Cook B. Access to Health Insurance and Utilization of Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Provision, Health Economics, 2018.. 27:50-75. doi: 10.1002/hec.3482.
Sonik, Rajan A. & Teasdale, Sarah & Parish, Susan L. & Champigny, Maria & Sprinz, Philippa G., 2018. "Unmet legal and social advocacy needs of children with sickle cell disease: Implications for health care payer costs,"Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 84(C), pages 76-81.
Carson, N., Progovac, A., Wang, Y. and Cook, B. (2017). A decline in depression treatment following FDA antidepressant warnings largely explains racial/ethnic disparities in prescription fills. Depression and Anxiety, 34(12), pp.1147-1156.
Cook B, Carson NJ, Kafali EN, Valentine A, Rueda JD, Coe-Odess S, Busch S. Examining psychotropic medication use among youth in the U.S. by race/ethnicity and psychological impairment, General Hospital Psychiatry, 2017; 45:32-39.
Cook B., Lincoln A., Chen J., Progovac A, Zuvekas S. Assessing the individual, neighborhood, and policy predictors of disparities in mental health care, Medical Care Research and Review, 2017; 74(4): 404-430.
Falgas I, Ramos Z, Herrera L, Qureshi A, Chavez L, Bonal C, McPeck S, Wang Y, Cook B, Alegría M. Barriers to and correlates of retention in behavioral health treatment among Latinos in two different host countries: U.S. and Spain, Journal of Public Health and Management, 2017; 23(1): e20-e27.
Guerrero E, Garner BR, Cook B, Kong Y. Does the implementation of evidence-based and culturally competent practices reduce disparities in addiction treatment outcomes? Addiction Behaviors. 2017; 73:119-123.
Guerrero E, Garner BR, Cook B, Kong Y, Vega WA, Gelberg L. Identifying and reducing disparities in successful addiction treatment completion: testing the role of Medicaid payment acceptance. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2017; 12(1): 27.
Kim G., Dautovich N., Ford, KL., Jimenez D, Cook, B, Allman R., Parmelee P. Geographic variation in mental health care disparities among racially/ethnically diverse adults with psychiatric disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2017; 52(8):939-948.
Progovac, A.M., Chang, Y.F., Chang, C.C.H., Matthews, K.A., Donohue, J.M., Scheier, M.F., Habermann, E.B., Kuller, L.H., Goveas, J.S., Chapman, B.P. and Duberstein, P.R., 2017. Are Optimism and Cynical Hostility Associated with Smoking Cessation in Older Women?. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, pp.1-11.
Tepper, M., Cohen, A., Progovac, A., Ault-Brutus, A., Leff, H., Mullin, B., Cunningham, C. and Cook, B. (2017). Mind the Gap: Developing an Integrated Behavioral Health Home to Address Health Disparities in Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services, 68(12), pp.1217-1224.
Weaver, K.E., Snively, B.M., Hogan, P., Josephs, K., Johnson, K.C., Coday, M., Progovac, A.M., Cirillo, D.J., Ockene, J.K. and Tindle, H.A., 2017. Predictors of Continued Smoking and Interest in Cessation Among Older Female Smokers. Journal of Aging and Health, p.0898264316687622.
Benjamin L. Cook, Ana M. Progovac, Pei Chen, Brian Mullin, Sherry Hou, and Enrique Baca-Garcia, “Novel Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Predict Suicidal Ideation and Psychiatric Symptoms in a Text-Based Mental Health Intervention in Madrid,” Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2016, Article ID 8708434, 8 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/8708434
Carson NJ, Katz AM, Alegria M. How patients and clinicians make meaning of physical suffering in mental health evaluations. Transcultural Psychiatry October 2016 53:595-611,
Christensen, A.L., Brown, J.D., Wissow, L.S., Cook B. Spillover of ratings of patient- and family-centered care: an example for physicians and medical assistants in a Federally Qualified Health Center, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 2016. 39(4): 289-342.
Cook B., Kim G., Lock Morgan K. Chen C-N, Nillni A., Alegría M. Measuring Geographic “Hot Spots” of Racial/Ethnic Disparities: An Application to Mental Health Care, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2016.: 27(2):663-84
Cook BL, Trinh N-H, Li Z, Hou SS-Y, Progovac AM. “Trends in Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Access to Mental Health Care, 2004-2012.” Psychiatric Services (2016): appi.ps.201500453.ps.psychiatryonline.org(Atypon). Web
Fortuna L., Ramos Z., Cook B., Alvarez K., Mozo X., Wang Y. Mental health, migration stressors and suicidal ideation among Latino immigrants in Spain and the United States. European Psychiatry. 2016; 36:15-22.
Guerrero, GE, Aarons G, Grella C, Garner B, Cook B, Vega, W. A. Program capacity to eliminate outcome disparities in addiction health services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2016: 43(1):23-35
Hahm, H, Lee, J, Chiao, C, Valentine, A, Cook B. Use of mental health care and unmet needs for health care among lesbian and bisexual Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-American women. Psychiatric Services, 2016; 67(12): 1380-1383.
Jimenez D, Schmidt A, Kim, Giyeon, Cook, Benjamin L. “Impact of Comorbid Mental Health Needs on Racial/ethnic Disparities in General Medical Care Utilization among Older Adults.” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (2016): n/a–n/a. Wiley Online Library. Web.
Allen M., Cook B, Carson N, LaRoche M, Interian A, Alegría M, Patient-Provider Therapeutic Alliance Contributes to Patient Activation in Community Mental Health Clinics, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2015. 1-10.
Carmona Camacho, R., Cook, B., Baca-Garcia, E., Chavez, L., Collazos, F., Iza, M. and Alegria, M. (2015). Comparison of Mental Health Treatment Expenditures in Usual Psychiatric Care Between Madrid and Boston Hospital Systems. European Psychiatry, 30, p.1026.
Hahm HC., Cook B., Ault-Brutus A., Alegria M., Intersection of Race-Ethnicity and Gender in Depression Care: Screening, Access, and Minimally Adequate Treatment. Psychiatric Services, 2015: 66(3) 258–264.
Jimenez D., Cook B., Kim G., Reynolds CF, Alegria M., Coe-Odess S., Bartels SJ., Relationship Between General Illness and Mental Health Service Use and Expenditures Among Racially-Ethnically Diverse Adults ≥65 Years. Psychiatric Services, 2015: 66(7) 727–733.
Kafali N., Cook B., Wang S., Martinez PG., Selke Z., Blanco C., Impact of Mental Disorders on Employment and Receipt of Public Assistance: An Instrumental Variables Approach. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2015: 18(3):137-45.
Gonçalves M, Farcas D., Cook B. Differences between ethnic and non ethnic-specific clinics for Portuguese-speaking mental health patients as explained by providers. International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health, 2014.
Alegria M., Carson N., Et al. Activation, Self-Management, Engagement, and Retention in Behavioral Health Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial of the DECIDE Intervention. JAMA psychiatry, 2014: 71(5) 557–565. +
Alegria M., Cook B., Loder S., Doonan M., The Time Is Now: Tackling Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Massachusetts. Issue Brief (Massachusetts Health Policy Forum), 2014: 43 1–53.
Alegria M., Ludman E., Kafali EN., Lapatin S., Vila D., Shrout PE., Keefe K., Cook B., Ault-Brutus A., Li X., Bauer AM., Epelbaum C., Alcantara C., Pineda TI., Tejera GG., Suau G., Leon K., Lessios AS., Ramirez RR., Canino G., Effectiveness of the Engagement and Counseling for Latinos (ECLA) Intervention in Low-Income Latinos. Medical Care, 2014: 52(11) 989–997.
Ault-Brutus A., Lee C., Singer S., Allen M., Alegria M., Examining Implementation of a Patient Activation and Self-Management Intervention within the Context of an Effectiveness Trial. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 2014: 41(6) 777–787.
Carson N., Vesper A., Chen CN., Cook B., Quality of Follow-up after Hospitalization for Mental Illness among Patients from Racial-Ethnic Minority Groups. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 2014: 65(7) 888–896.
Cook B., Brown JD., Loder S., Wissow L., Acculturation Differences in Communicating Information about Child Mental Health between Latino Parents and Primary Care Providers. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2014: 16(6) 1093–1102.
Cook B., Wayne GF., Kafali EN., Liu Z., Shu C., Flores M., Trends in Smoking among Adults with Mental Illness and Association between Mental Health Treatment and Smoking Cessation. JAMA, 2014: 311(2) 172–182.
Cook B., Zuvekas SH., Carson N., Wayne GF., Vesper A., McGuire TG., Assessing Racial/ethnic Disparities in Treatment across Episodes of Mental Health Care. Health Services Research, 2014: 49(1) 206–229.
Saloner B., Carson N., and Cook B., Episodes of Mental Health Treatment among a Nationally Representative Sample of Children and Adolescents. Medical care research and review: MCRR, 2014: 71(3) 261–279.
Saloner B., Carson N., Cook B., Explaining Racial/ethnic Differences in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Completion in the United States: A Decomposition Analysis. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2014: 54(6) 646–653.
Stein GL., Lee CS., Shi P., Cook B., Papajorgji-Taylor D., Carson N., Alegria M., Characteristics of Community Mental Health Clinics Associated With Treatment Engagement. Psychiatric Services, 2014: 65(8) 1020–1025.
Valentine A., DeAngelo D., Alegria M., Cook B., Translating Disparities Research to Policy: A Qualitative Study of State Mental Health Policymakers’ Perceptions of Mental Health Care Disparities Report Cards. Psychological Services, 2014: 11(4) 377–387.
Brown JD., Wissow LS., Cook B., Longway S., Caffery E. Pefaure C., Mental Health Communications Skills Training for Medical Assistants in Pediatric Primary Care. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 2013: 40(1) 20–35.
Cook B., Wayne GF., Valentine A., Lessios A., Yeh E., Revisiting the Evidence on Health and Health Care Disparities among the Roma: A Systematic Review 2003-2012. International Journal of Public Health, 2013: 58(6) 885–911.
Cook B., Doksum T., Chen CN., Carle A., Alegria M., The Role of Provider Supply and Organization in Reducing Racial/ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care in the U.S. Social Science & Medicine (1982,) 2013: 84 102–109.
Dusetzina SB., Cook B., Busch AB., Alexander GC., Huskamp HA., Racial-Ethnic Differences in Incident Olanzapine Use after an FDA Advisory for Patients with Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 2013: 64(1) 83–87.
Raub JM., Carson N., Cook B., Wyshak G., Hauser BB., Predictors of Custody and Visitation Decisions by a Family Court Clinic. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2013: 41(2) 206–218.
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