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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Kevin J. Bennett

Title: Director, Research Center for Transforming Health
Director, Center for Rural & Primary Healthcare
Department: Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Research
School of Medicine Columbia
Email: kevin.bennett@uscmed.sc.edu
Phone: 803-216-3375
Office:

Research Center for Transforming Health
UofSC School of Medicine, VA Campus
Bldg. 3, Rm 218A

Education

BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997
MS, James Madison University, 2001
PhD, University of South Carolina, 2004

Research

Dr. Bennett’s research agenda focuses upon care delivery for vulnerable populations, such as non-whites, rural residents, and those with chronic diseases.   In particular, his research focuses upon how rural minorities experience problems related to access to health care services, utilization of these services, and out-of-pocket expenditures for services.  In addition to this work, Dr. Bennett also conducts quality improvement research, which focuses upon the use of health information technology and systems redesign as tools to improve care delivery, particularly among vulnerable and underserved populations.

Current Projects

  • SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare. SC Department of Health and Human Services. 2017-present. Role-Director of Research & Evaluation, 45% Effort. 8,200,000
  • Suski E, Bennett KJ, et al. Duke Endowment; Medial-Legal Partnership. 2018-2022. Role: Evaluator, 9% effort, 1,500,000.
    SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare. SC Department of Health and Human Services. 2017-present. Role-Director of Research & Evaluation, 45% Effort. 8,200,000
  • Catawba CMHC/Community Medicine Foundation Primary Care Initiative. SAMHSA 2017-2020. Role—Lead Evaluator, 10% Effort. $75,000
  • Savannah River Rural Health Network. Evaluation of the Rural Network Development Grant, HRSA 2017-2020. Role—Lead Evaluator, 10% Effort. $75,000
  • Upper Midlands Rural Health Network. Evaluation of the Rural Network Development Grant, HRSA. 2017-20. Role— Lead Evaluator, 10% Effort. $106,316

Past Projects

  • Probst JC (PI), Bennett KJ (Co-I).  Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration; South Carolina Rural Health Research Center.  2012-2016.
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Disability Research and Dissemination Center. RFA-R14-002, EMR Rare Conditions. Rare Condition research using a combined Administrative / Clinical Data warehouse. Bennett KJ (Co-PI). 10% Effort, 3 Years
    Probst JC (PI), Bennett KJ (Co-I). Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration; South Carolina Rural Health Research Center. 2012-2016.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coordinating Center for Research and Training to Promote the Health of People with Developmental and Other Disabilities. 2012-2016. Role: Co-Investigator, 10% effort
  • Bennett KJ (PI). Upper Midlands Rural Health Network. Evaluation of Upper Midlands Rural Health Network Rural Health HIT Network Development Grant. September 2013-August 2017.
  • Bennett KJ (PI). Abbeville Area Medical Center. Evaluation of a Case Study of the Impact of the Community Paramedicine Program on Abbeville Area Medical Center. September 2013-August 2015.

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