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Health TLN

Health Thought Leadership Network

Empowering Health Care Through Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Bentley's Health Thought Leadership Network (Health TLN) bridges traditional boundaries of academia and industry to advance health-related research and provide educational opportunities.

With 50+ faculty and staff across 24 offices, centers, and departments, the Health TLN builds on Bentley’s strengths as a business university to advance impactful, transdisciplinary research in health and health care.

The Health TLN supports health research at Bentley through an annual collaborative retreat, health research skills workshops, sponsorship of external thought leaders on campus, outreach to external stakeholders and alumni, grant support and training, research resources, and project seed funding. We promote health research by facilitating collaboration with key academic and industry partners, providing research expertise and resources, both internally and externally, and delivering health-related opportunities to students.

Health Research with a Business Lens

Bentley faculty conduct health research in the following areas:

2018-2019 Health TLN Valente Center Undergraduate Research Assistantships

Aaron Aronshtein

Project: Comparing Healthcare Systems Through Acuity-adjusted Data and their Incentive Structures

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Zhe (Kitty) Li

Project: Sugar Relationship with Health Diseases

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Tatiana Naclerio

Project: Estradiol Contaminants in Groundwater and the Potential Effects on Human Health

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Faculty Research Spotlight

The Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Rules and Regulations

Age limits on and advertising for e-cigarettes is having surprising effects on who uses them and who doesn’t. So found Dr. Dhaval M. Dave, Stanton Research Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and member of the Health Thought Leadership Network at Bentley University, who received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016 to study what was then an emerging nicotine product that a lot of people didn’t know much about.

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Consequences of E-Cigarettes