Ben is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
In this role, he develops policy fact sheets, regulatory comments and messaging assistance around issues that include health insurance systems, immigration policy, healthcare civil rights and data collection. Ben works with national and state partners to ensure the voices of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are heard in federal healthcare debates.
Before coming to the Health Forum, Ben worked at Families USA, where he worked to protect access to healthcare through external advocacy and internal project management. He also has worked for Bread for the World, lobbying Congress to increase funding for anti-hunger and poverty programs.
Ben has a Master’s of Public Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from American University. He enjoys local civic engagement and cooking, and once baked a loaf of bread a week for a year before realizing he was eating too many carbs.