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Ben J. Marafino, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

​Ben J. Marafino, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. His current research interests include: 1) the implementation science of machine learning, predictive analytics, and related methods as applied to care delivery; 2) applied causal inference for program evaluation and other observational studies, particularly quasi-experimental methods; and 3) methods for heterogeneous treatment effects in general. In addition, Dr. Marafino also serves as a methodologist, lending his expertise in the areas of statistics, machine learning, and informatics to other investigators at DOR and The Permanente Medical Group. He received his PhD from Stanford University.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

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Primary Research Interests:

  • Design of observational studies
  • Quasi-experimental methods
  • Machine learning
  • Delivery and implementation science
  • Health care operations research

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