Health Implications of Potential Election-related Violence

As the United States approaches Election Day, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) hosted a discussion on Friday, October 23 on how to prepare, from a human rights and medical perspective, to respond to a range of potential election-related violence. We will share research, tools, and guidance prepared by PHR and discuss this timely issue through the lens of the additional challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversation was moderated by Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, professor of the practice of health and human rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Leaning is associate professor of emergency medicine at the Harvard Medical School, former director and now a senior fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, and a member of PHR’s advisory council.

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Rohini Haar, MD, MPH, PHR medical advisor, lecturer at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, emergency medicine physician, and expert on crowd-control weapons
  • Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, interim chief public health officer at Georgetown University, and PHR’s senior medical advisor.

The conversation was moderated by Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, PHR Advisory Council.

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