Renee Betancourt, MD

Renee Betancourt, MD
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor, Director of Medical Student Education, University of Pennsylvania

Public Health Interests

Health Equity, Health Services Research



Current Public-Health Related Activities

As the Director for Medical Student Education in my department I oversee and implement all medical student educational and curricular elements. In addition, I am currently collaborating as a researcher on a HRSA grant to study best practices in integrated behavioral health.

Select Publications:

Shields AE, Shin P, Leu MG, Levy DE, Betancourt RM, Hawkins D, Prosner M.: Adoption of health information technology in Community Health Centers: results of a national survey. Health Affairs 26(5): 1373-1383, September 2007.

Weinick RM and Betancourt RM.: “No appointment needed: the resurgence of urgent care centers in the United States.” Report prepared for the California HealthCare Foundation. Oakland, CA. September 2007.

Lloyd-Richardson EE, Stanton CA, Papandonatos GD, Betancourt RM, Stein M, Tashima K, Morrow K, Niaura R. : HIV-positive smokers considering quitting: differences by race/ethnicity. American Journal of Health Behavior. PNG Publications, 32(1): 3-15, January 2008.

Betancourt, RM, Degnan, KO, Long, JA: Racial differences in glucose control among patients with type 2 diabetes: a survey on dietary temptations, coping, and trust in physicians. Ethnicity and Disease 23(4): 409-414, Autumn 2013.