Benjamin Piper, MEM, MPH


Senior Research Manager


Ben Piper, MEM, MPH, serves as the Senior Research Manager for the URBan Native Elders (URBANE): Risk and Protective Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias study at IREACH. He has had the honor to work on global and environmental health issues for over 20 years and joined IREACH in March of 2020. Ben lived and worked for five years in Kenya directing University of Washington (UW) HIV clinical trials and establishing a non-governmental organization, UW-Kenya, to administer UW projects. In addition to Kenya, Ben has lived a combined 15 years in Nepal, Belize, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. At Yale University, he obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and researched the health effects of arsenic contamination of ground water in Bangladesh with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Pitzer College. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, skiing, getting lost in the woods, and dreaming up new spaces to explore.

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    Senior Research Manager


Ben Piper