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Rohini J. Haar, MD, MPH

Dr. Haar is an emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights. Her work focuses on the protection of human rights in times of complex humanitarian crisis and conflict. She is particularly interested in the protection of health workers and health services. She is a research fellow at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley's School of Law and works clinically at Highland General Hospital and Kaiser Medical Center in Oakland. Dr. Haar has published articles on issues including health in post-conflict states and the reconstruction of health systems after humanitarian disasters. She is particularly interested in developing strong research methodology in fragile contexts. Dr. Haar serves on the board of the SF Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a consultant for the International Rescue Committee.

Dr. Haar travelled with a PHR team to Bangladesh in 2017 to document the injuries suffered by Rohingya refugees driven out in a murderous campaign by Myanmar authorities.