Benjamin Barsky

Benjamin Barsky

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G2, Political Analysis)

Benjamin Barsky received his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 2015 and his JD and Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Ben is currently Legal Research Fellow at the Penn Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care. After his graduate education at Penn, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Parker in Memphis, Tennessee.  His prior work experiences have included positions at Sidley Austin LLP; Regroup Therapy (now Array Behavioral Care); and the World Health Organization.  Ben’s current research interests focus on (1) access and ethics in correctional mental health care; (2) delineating mental health governance through the lens of federalism; (3) and reconciling mental health practice with disability rights law and policy.

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