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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 50+ faculty and staff across 24 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 Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Rules and Regulations

Age limits on and advertising for e-cigarettes is having surprising effects on who uses them and who doesn’t. So found Dr. Dhaval M. Dave, Stanton Research Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and member of the Health Thought Leadership Network at Bentley University, who received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016 to study what was then an emerging nicotine product that a lot of people didn’t know much about.

“On one side, people thought that e-cigarettes might be the help those final Americans still smoking needed to quit, and nicotine replacement therapy had been on the market for years,” he said. 

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Health TLN Valente Center Undergraduate Research Fellows



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