Justin Benzer, PhD

Associate Professor (Clinical Educator)

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Justin Benzer is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School. He is an industrial/organizational psychologist and health services researcher who conducts research on the implementation of new practices. This research typically focuses on improving coordination and quality of care in the primary care and mental health settings.

Benzer came to the Dell Medical School from Boston University and the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he has worked as a health services researcher since 2008. He maintains a part-time appointment as the implementation science core chief at the VISN 17 Center of Excellence in Waco, Texas. Benzer is originally from Massachusetts, but was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, during his enlistment in the U.S. Army. He earned his doctorate in the Department of Psychology at Texas A&M University.

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Research Output 2010 2019

FLOW: Early Results From a Clinical Demonstration Project to Improve the Transition of Patients With Mental Health Disorders Back to Primary Care

Smith, T. L., Kim, B., Benzer, J., Yusuf, Z., Fletcher, T. L. & Walder, A. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Psychological Services.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Transfer
Mental Disorders
Primary Health Care
Mental Health
Mentally Ill Persons
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Direction compound
Psychological Stress

"I had to somehow still be flexible": Exploring adaptations during implementation of brief cognitive behavioral therapy in primary care

Mignogna, J., Martin, L. A., Harik, J., Hundt, N. E., Kauth, M., Naik, A. D., Sorocco, K., Benzer, J. & Cully, J., Jun 5 2018, In : Implementation Science. 13, 1, 76.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Therapy
Primary Health Care
Pragmatic Clinical Trials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Diabetes Care and Relational Climate in Primary Care

Soley-Bori, M., Benzer, J. & Burgess, J. F., Apr 1 2018, In : Health Services Research. 53, 2, p. 1042-1064 23 p.

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Quality of Health Care
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International Classification of Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
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