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Bentley Health Thought Leadership Network

Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network builds on Bentley's strengths as a business university to advance impactful, transdisciplinary research in health and healthcare.

The Health TLN is a collaborative network of 40+ faculty and staff across 20 departments bridging traditional boundaries in healthcare to foster new partnerships and advance health research that matters.


Health Research with a Business Lens

Bentley faculty conduct health research in the following areas:

  1. Patients & Consumers
  2. Systems & Information
  3. Outcomes & Measures
  4. Technology & Innovation


Faculty Research Spotlight

The Future of Health Care is a Virtual Reality at Bentley

He may be an expert in virtual reality, but Assistant Professor Dr. Jon Ericson’s work has very real implications for the future of health care and its study at Bentley University.

Dr. Ericson, who arrived at Bentley in January 2017, is the architect behind Bentley’s new virtual and augmented reality lab, where students and researchers are able to create, explore, and manipulate virtual environments. Virtual reality, as a still-evolving technology, has applications for myriad industries, from architecture to social interaction to industrial design. But the health care space is where Dr. Ericson sees significant potential.

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Health TLN 2017-18 Valente Undergraduate Research Fellows

Victoria Consolini

Disparities in Access to Quality Dental Care
Victoria is a senior majoring in Managerial Economics. Upon graduation, she will be pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Victoria hopes to one day start her own business.

Shakeeb Habash

What is the Optimal Recovering Cancer Patient Experience in Regards to the Physiological, Psychological, and Social Aspect?
Coming from Jordan, a small country, Shakeeb aims to have big impact. For as long as he can remember, books, sports, and technology populated my years growing up. As a result, Shakeeb has become skillful in using the Microsoft and Adobe product lines and coding, working in and leading teams, and engaging in constructive discussions. He will be majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting and obtaining an MBA through the Bentley Fast Track program. He is fluent in English and Arabic, and obtained the A2 Diploma in the French DELF. Driven by gratitude, Shakeeb aims to integrate mental wellness into people’s everyday life.


To learn more about Health Research at Bentley and the Bentley Health Thought Leadership Network, contact Danielle Hartigan, Director, Health TLN.Health Thought Leadership Network Logo