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Statistics back end for Gates evaluation engine (Gates Foundation)
Confidence Intervals for the Attributable Effect in Experiment and Observational Studies: Developing Theory to Support Effective Algorithms (Department of Defense, National Security Agency)
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Assistant Professor, Statistics.
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Ben Hansen's research interests include optimal matching, propensity-score adjustments for observational studies, quasiexperimental methods, and program assessment. In recent work, he investigates informed consent and perception of risk in survey participation; how to reduce disclosure risk; and how to increase security in the dissemination of human subjects data.
Cerda, Magdalena, Jeffrey Morenoff, Ben Hansen, Kimberly Hicks, Luis Duque, Alexandra Restrepo, and Ana Diez Roux. 2012. "Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia." American Journal of Epidemiology, 175(10): 1045-1053. PMCID: PMC3353133. DOI. Abstract.
Hosman, Carrie A., Ben Hansen, and Paul W. Holland. 2010. "The sensitivity of linear regression coefficients' confidence limits to the omission of a confounder." Annals of Applied Statistics, 4(2): 849-870. DOI. Abstract.
Morenoff, Jeffrey, James S. House, Ben Hansen, David R. Williams, George A. Kaplan, and Haslyn E. Hunte. 2007. "Understanding Social Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control: The Role of Neighborhood Context." Social Science and Medicine, 65(9): 1853-1866. PMCID: PMC2705439. DOI. Abstract.
Morenoff, Jeffrey, Ana Diez Roux, Theresa Osypuk, and Ben Hansen. 2008. "Residential Environments and Obesity: How Can Observational Studies Inform Policy Interventions?" In The Health Effects of Social and Economic Policy edited by Robert Schoeni, James House, George Kaplan, and Harold Pollock. New York : Russell Sage.
Morenoff, Jeffrey, Ben Hansen, James S. House, David R. Williams, George A. Kaplan, and Haslyn E. Hunte. 2007. "Understanding Social Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control: The Role of Neighborhood Context." PSC Research Report No. 07-614. January 2007. Abstract. PDF.