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Candice Player

Candice Player

Candice Player
Candice Player graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2002 with an AB in Ethics and Health Policy. In 2003, she received an M.Phil. in Criminology from Cambridge University, where she wrote a master’s thesis titled, “Civil Commitment and Criminal Incarceration: Reestablishing a Balance between Systems of Social Control.” Her M.Phil. thesis addressed the use of civil commitment to restrain dangerous offenders preventively and indefinitely, both in the UK and the in the United States. Her interests in law and mental health led her to Harvard Law School, where she received a JD in June 2009. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in the Harvard Health Policy Program, where she is a student in the ethics track. Her research focuses primarily tools to improve compliance with mental health care in the community, among them: preventive outpatient commitment, housing tied to treatment adherence and representative payee programs. Contact: cplayer@fas.harvard.edu