Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Benjamin  Druss


Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Jointly Appointed, Behavioral Sciences/Health Ed.

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Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

, GA


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Areas of Interest

  • Health Policy
  • Health Outcomes
  • Mental Health


  • MD 1989, New York University
  • MPH 1995, Yale University

Courses Taught

  • HPM 577: Ment Hlth/Med Interface in US
  • HPM 592: Case Studies Public Mental Hlt
  • HPM 799R: Dissertation Research
  • HPM 577: Ment Hlth/Med Interface in US
  • BSHE 584: Ment Hlth/Med Interface in US

Affiliations & Activities

Benjamin Druss is Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair in mental health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.  As one of only a handful of psychiatrists in the country based in a school of public health, Dr. Druss is working to integrate mental health, physical health, and public health.  His research has focused on understanding and improving access, quality, and outcomes of care for populations with serious mental illnesses and medical comorbidity. This work has included epidemiological studies; intervention trials; and health policy and public health research.  Dr. Druss serves on the Editorial Boards of JAMA Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry, and was a member of the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council from 2014-19. In 2018, he was awarded the American Public Health Association's Carl Taube Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Mental Health.


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