Dr. Benjamin F. Springgate is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Systems Management at LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSU Health). At LSU Health, Dr. Springgate directs the Center for Healthcare Value and Equity; serves as Chief of the Section of Community and Population Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine; and directs the MD/MPH Dual Degree program. A practicing internist, Dr. Springgate leads a multidisciplinary team in the LSU Health Integrated Health Clinic at University Medical Center-New Orleans, caring for patients with opioid use disorder, and serves as Chief Health Officer of the New Orleans Public Schools. Dr. Springgate received his AB at Brown University; MD, MPH, and residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University; and fellowship training through the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Springgate has been very involved in developing community-partnered research and community capacity building to address challenges related to climate change and health of vulnerable populations including older adults; the integration of behavioral health and primary care in low-resource settings; and improving resilience in communities affected by hurricanes, floods, and major storms. He maintains policy and research interests in climate change and health, community resilience, health disparities, depression care, opioid use disorder, healthcare quality and safety, public health approaches to COVID-19, and models of community partnered participatory research.
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