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Ben Hansen

Research Affiliate, Population Studies 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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Gurm, Hitinder S., Carrie Hosman, David Share, and Ben Hansen. 2013. "Comparative safety of vascular closure devices and manual closure among patients having percutaneous coronary intervention." Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(10): 660-666. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Kirkland, A.R., and Ben Hansen. 2011. "'How do I Bring Diversity?' Race and Class in the College Admissions Essay." Law and Society Review, 45(1): 103–138. 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.

Hansen, Ben, and J. Bowers. 2009. "Attributing Effects to a Cluster-Randomized Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104(487): 873-885. DOI. Abstract.

Hansen, Ben. 2008. "The prognostic analogue of the propensity score." Biometrika, 95(2): 481-488. DOI. Abstract.

Hansen, Ben, and J. Bowers. 2008. "Covariate balance in simple, stratified and clustered comparative studies." Statistical Science, 23(2): 219-236. DOI. Abstract.

Gnedin, Alexander V., Ben Hansen, and Jim Pitman. 2007. "Notes on the occupancy problem with infinitely many boxes: general asymptotics and power laws." Probability Surveys, 3: 146-171. DOI.

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.

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