Benjamin Springgate

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M.D., M.P.H., Tulane University; Residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, Tulane University; Post-residency, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles

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Ben Springgate is an adjunct staff member at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include the development of community–academic partnerships for health; the science of quality improvement; and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based programs to reduce health disparities. Springgate is president of REACH NOLA, a collaboration of community and academic nonprofit organizations with the mission of improving community health and access to quality health care in Greater New Orleans. He serves as executive director of Community Health Research and Innovation in the Tulane University Office of the Vice Dean for Community Health and Health Policy, and as executive director of Community Health in the Tulane Section of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics of the Department of Medicine. Springgate received his M.D. and M.P.H. from Tulane University.

Recent Projects

  • Accountable care organizations and community empowerment
  • Partnered participatory research to build community capacity and address mental health disparities and disaster
  • Building community resilience through mental health infrastructure and training in post-Katrina New Orleans
  • Rapid community participatory assessment of health care in post-storm New Orleans

Selected Publications

Ben Springgate, Charles Allen, Catherine Jones, Shaula Lovera, Diana Meyers, Larry Campbell, Lawrence Palinkas, Kenneth B. Wells, Post-Katrina Project Demonstrates a Rapid, Participatory Assessment of Health Care and Develops a Partnership for Post-Disaster Recovery in New Orleans, RAND (RB-9516), 2010

Michael Schoenbaum, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Grayson Norquist, Benjamin Springgate, Greer Sullivan, Naihua Duan, Ronald C. Kessler, Kenneth B. Wells, "Promoting Mental Health Recovery After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: What Can Be Done at What Cost," Archives of General Psychiatry, 66(8):906-914, 2009

Benjamin F. Springgate, Catherine Jones, Shaula Lovera, Diana Meyers, Larry Campbell, Lawrence A. Palinkas, Kenneth B. Wells, "Rapid Community Participatory Assessment of Health Care in Post-Storm New Orleans," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6):S237-S243, 2009