Sofia Gruskin , J.D., MIA

Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Gould School of Law
SSB 318J

Telephone:  (323) 442-0826
Fax:   (323) 865-0103

Sofia Gruskin directs the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health, and holds appointments as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and as Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine at the Gould School of Law. A pioneer in global health and human rights, Professor Gruskin was previously at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Global Health and Population, where she was an Associate Professor, Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights, and Co-Director of the Interdepartmental Program on Women, Gender and Health. Her work, which ranges from global policy to the grassroots level, has been instrumental in developing the conceptual, methodological and empirical links between health and human rights, with a focus on non-communicable disease, child and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and health systems. Current partners include the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Concern Worldwide, Merck Company Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and local organizations and universities in Brazil, India and Vietnam. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute and a member of The Core Group of Experts on Under 5 Mortality and Morbidity for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the World Health Organization. Most recently she was on the Institute of Medicine's Committee for the Outcome and Impact Evaluation of Global HIV/AIDS Programs Implemented Under the Lantos/Hyde Act of 2008 (PEPFAR), and the Technical Advisory Group of the UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law. Professor Gruskin is Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and an associate editor for The American Journal of Public Health, Global Public Health, and Reproductive Health MattersView publications »