Benjamin Joseph Becerra, DrPH, MPH, MS
Dr. PH Loma Linda University
MS University of California, Riverside
MPH Loma Linda University
Certificate Loma Linda University
A multidisciplinary research approach that draws upon expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology (clinical, social, and molecular), health geoinformatics, business administration, etc. to address the health disparities among minority populations and improve quality of life.
Dr. Benjamin J. Becerra serves as an assistant professor teaching statistics and research at the School of Allied Health Professions at Loma Linda University. Dr. Becerra holds a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) in Epidemiology, with his dissertation focus on mental health service utilization among respiratory hospitalizations. Additionally, he has completed a certificate in Health Geoinformatics to create collaborative projects with geospatial technologies. His research interests include epidemiology, biostatistics, mental health, substance abuse, complementary and integrative medicine, health disparities, and geographic information systems (GIS). In particular, his focus is in multidisciplinary approaches in tackling public health issues through epidemiologic and clinical research with best practices of GIS, molecular biology, business and administration, and other areas. Furthermore, he is a statistical consultant and has published on state and national datasets, such as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Becerra, B. J., Becerra, M. B., Gerdine, M. C., & Banta, J. E. (2014). Religion, Acculturation, and Incarceration: Determinants of Substance Use among Hispanic Adults in the United States. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2014, e459596. doi:10.1155/2014/459596