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Beth Bendtsen MSW

Beth Bendtsen
  • Research Associate I – Social Sciences
  • Center for Mental Health Services Research & Policy
Gender Pronouns
  • they/them
Contact Information
  • bbendt2 [at]
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:4th floor

Beth Bendtsen (they/them) is a Research Associate at the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, where they work across qualitative and quantitative research studies. Beth received their Master’s degree from Jane Addams College of Social Work and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago. They completed their generalist year field placement at Access Living, and their specialization year field placement at the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy. They currently work in the Arts & Culture Department at Access Living.

Beth’s is interested in using research and education to interrogate how ableism and saneism are exercised in relation to other forms of oppression. Other research interests include: models of community care and cross-community solidarity, peer support for those with mental illness and co-occurring disabilities, the role of self-directed care in recovery, accessibility design, social justice-oriented art therapy, and the creation of disability art and culture.

  • Bendtsen, B., O’Roark, D., Jonikas, J.A., & Razzano, L.A. (2022, November). “Integrative Literature Review & Key Informant Perspectives on Emerging Best Practices for Gender Inclusive Care.” Research poster, 13th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum.