Benjamin (Ben) Ubani (He/Him/His) is an Epidemiologist I/Research Associate with the Institute of Community Health (ICH). Having been at ICH since June 2020, his primary responsibilities include the use of data management, cleaning, and analysis skills for projects focused on addressing social determinants of health and health equity amongst the most vulnerable. Along the lines of data, he also helps in advising clients with how to collect and organize observations. Other responsibilities within his role include reviewing research questions from said clients to determine statistical associations, qualitative data collection, and study design implementation. Prior to his experience at ICH, Ben was a Research Assistant with the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC) at Boston University School of Medicine’s Pulmonary Department. While there, he primarily focused on data collection and specimen processing for clinical trial studies targeted at understanding specific components of allergies and asthma in Black and Latinx adolescents living in the inner city.
Ben received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, and his Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Boston University. As a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Ben has grown to enjoy Boston and the incredibly good New England seafood.