Harvard Senior Researcher
Ari Ne’eman is a doctoral student in Health Policy at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and a Visiting Scholar at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy. Prior to those roles, he served as co-founder and executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network from 2006 to 2016 and as one of President Obama’s appointees to the National Council on Disability from 2010 to 2015, where he chaired the Council’s Committee on Entitlements Policy. Ari has also served as a public member to the Department of Labor Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities and the Health and Human Services Inter-Agency Autism Coordinating Committee. He is currently a member of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel on Home and Community-Based Services. Ari researches the impact of long-term services and supports and Medicaid policy on social, economic and community inclusion outcomes for people with disabilities. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as part of the Sondheim Scholars of Public Affairs program.