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, she is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, where she previously served as Associate Professor, Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights, and Co-Director of the Inter-departmental 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), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Concern Worldwide, Open Society Foundation, and local organizations and universities in Brazil, India and Vietnam. Recently elected to the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, she is also on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, Co-Coordinator of the Rights-Oriented Research and Education Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health (The RORE Network), an international network of SRHR researchers and advocates, 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 Professor Gruskin 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 also an associate editor for The American Journal of Public Health, Global Public Health, and Reproductive Health Matters. View publications »

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