The ScattergoodEthics Program elevates the national conversation about the ethics of research, treatment, and delivery of behavioral health care.

Since 2007, faculty, fellows, and affiliates of the ScattergoodEthics Program have studied ethical issues in behavioral healthcare. Our work has influenced academic debate and local, state, & federal mental health policy. We are grateful to the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation for its ongoing support.

Invest In Our Work

Help us to improve mental healthcare through ethics scholarship and education programs.

Our Model


Aiming to improve mental health research and treatment, we engage in both conceptual and empirical ethics research.


We aim to train a new generation of bioethicists and behavioral health professionals in ethical theory and practice.


We collaborate with scholars, industry leaders, and persons with lived experiences in our research and teaching.

Policy Development

Our scholarship has had a significant impact in advancing mental health policy reforms.

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