Bennett Nemser, PhD

Chief Program Officer

Ben manages the foundation’s various health portfolios including the Cohen Psychedelic Research & Health Initiative and the Cohen Lyme & Tickborne Disease Initiative.  Dr. Nemser has a PhD in Public Health with extensive experience in global health systems in developing countries and related research.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Ben was a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant for UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).  After receiving a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, Ben worked for Columbia University as an Epidemiologist and Data Systems Manager.  In addition to his public health experience, Ben has a Master’s in Business Administration and a background in governmental finance and budgeting.