Elizabeth Singer, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Singer, MD, MPH is an associate professor of emergency medicine, medical education, and global health and health system design at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program. As an expert in health and human rights for over two decades, she has provided forensic medical evaluations and testimony for survivors of persecution, served as a national educator of clinicians on the documentation of human rights abuses according to the Istanbul Protocol, and worked as a contributor to policy agenda with several non-governmental organizations including the ACLU National Prison Project. Her scholarship is focused on forced migration at the U.S. southern border, the social and structural determinants of health affecting those seeking asylum, and the impact of immigration detention on the health of this population.

Dr. Singer’s background in human rights frequently informs her practice in global and public health. At the community level, she has worked in low resource settings in Cambodia, Peru, India, East Africa, and Eastern Europe to improve access to healthcare and to aid women’s reproductive health. She also serves as a member of the board of directors and an expert medical advisor for Make a Difference Now, an organization that addresses education and health disparities in children in rural Tanzania through sustainable programs.

She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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