Policy and Advocacy Coordinator


Ben Wagner joined PSOT in June of 2016 and currently serves as Policy and Advocacy Coordinator.  Ben assists in organizing, executing, and coordinating PSOT’s policy and advocacy campaigns to speak out against torture and immigration detention and promote humane immigration policies.  While at PSOT, Ben has been involved in managing advocacy in New York State for legislation that prevents health care professionals from participating in torture and has conducted extensive research on the health consequences of U.S. immigration detention as a Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow. 


Ben graduated with honors from New York University (NYU) in 2019, and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health Policy & Economics from the NYU School of Global Public Health as part of an accelerated BA-MPH dual degree program.  Following his studies at NYU, Ben plans to attend medical school and become a practicing physician specializing in providing care to refugees, asylees, trafficked persons, and survivors of torture. 



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