Laysha Ostrow

Laysha Ostrow is a PhD student at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a former Policy Analyst at Human Services Research Institute, where she worked on projects related to recovery and resilience, systems change, and quality of mental health care. She holds a master’s degree from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.