Ranit Mishori is a professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and director of the department’s Global Health Initiatives. She also serves as interim chief public health officer for Georgetown University. A former journalist, Dr. Mishori has built a multi-dimensional career that includes academia, scholarship, clinical care, mentorship, and leadership roles in public health, global health, medical education, the care of underserved populations, and human rights. Dr. Mishori provides technical guidance on PHR’s curriculum development, trainings, and our mobile app, MediCapt.
Dr. Mishori has been a champion of migrant health for the past two decades, through intensive engagement in various activities, including clinical care of refugees and asylum seekers in the primary care setting, documentation of human rights violations affecting forced migrants domestically and abroad, education, and scholarship on these issues. She has been at the forefront of international and national discussions on the health consequences of forced migration and associated human rights issues. Her specific areas of interest and expertise include FGM/C and forensic evaluations of asylum seekers, torture survivors, and survivors of sexual violence.
Dr. Mishori graduated from the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in International Health (Disease Control and Prevention Track) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Mishori has been a member of PHR’s Asylum Network since 2006, has served as an expert consultant to PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones since 2011, and has served as the faculty advisor to Georgetown University’s Asylum Program since its inception in 2014.