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Charles L. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.P. Charles L. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.P.

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
333 East Huron, Suite 277
Chicago, IL 60611
phone: (312) 469-4415
fax: (312) 469-4441

Dr. Charles L. Bennett is Associate Director of the Midwest Center for Health Services & Policy Research at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center-Lakeside CBOC and Co-Director for the Cancer Control Program of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, as well as Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology. He has board certification in internal medicine with a medical oncology subspecialty.

Dr. Bennett is an active member on practice and outcomes assessment committees for the American Society of Hematology, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Cancer Center Network, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. He is also an editor for the Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and a reviewer for several hematology and oncology journals.

Dr. Bennett received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and his M.P.P. and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the RAND Graduate School in 1989. His current research interests include the identification and dissemination of information on adverse drug reactions; costs and quality of cancer care; health policy and minority issues for cancer patients; low literacy; and cancer prevention, screening, detection, and treatment. He has also been the Principal Investigator on numerous NIH, VA, American Cancer Society, and industry-funded projects in these disciplines, has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles on these topics, and is an invited speaker at regional and national meetings in these areas.

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Updated: 07/22/09