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Roger Benton, PhD


Dr. Roger Benton’s career has been devoted to health and wellness. He joined Southern California Permanente Medical Group in 2000 as the Program Director for Population Care Management (chronic conditions program implementation) and as the Program Manager for Healthy Workforce in 2010, and has expanded his role to include instructor duties at the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Over the years, his studies and research have revolved around topics such as alcohol use and abuse, alcohol tolerance, obesity, employee wellness, health management programs, health initiatives, and aging. Dr. Benton has promoted health and well-being through active roles as a health coach, and behind-the-scenes efforts, such as analyzing data and using it to demonstrate trends and predictors of health-related outcomes.

Education and Training

  • BS, cum laude, Arizona State University
  • PhD, Claremont Graduate University, Social/organizational psychology


Selected Prior Positions

1980-1982 Grant Director and Researcher
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Pomona College
1982-1984 Regional Manager
Institute for Health Maintenance
1982-present Member
American Psychological Association
1984-1994 Director, Western Region
Health Management Resources
1994-1996 Private Practice
Prescription for Health
1997-2000 Director of Geriatric Research and Health Initiatives
SCAN Health Plan
2000-present Program Manager, Healthy Workforce
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
2010-2014 Member
Integrated Benefits Institute
2010-present Member
Wellness Council of America
2017 Member
American College of Preventive Medicine
2017 Member
American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Benton, RP, Banks B, Vogler, RE. Carryover of Tolerance to Alcohol in Moderate Drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 1982;43,1137.
  • Hyatt, JH, Benton, RP. A Multifaceted Model for Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines across the Continuum of Care. Journal of Clinical Outcome Management, 2002; Volume 9, Number 4:199-206.