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Center for Public Health and Human Rights

The Center for Public Health and Human Rights (CPHHR) works to advance understanding of the critical links between health and human rights.

Our mission is bringing the tools of public health research to fulfill the rights of the world’s most disadvantaged people to health and human dignity.

Based in the school's Department of Epidemiology, we investigate the impact of human rights abrogations on the health of populations and develop rights-based approaches to public health challenges. We endeavor to bring the tools of population-based sciences to bear on complex health and rights interactions. And we brings human rights law to bear on some of the great challenges to human dignity and public health, from exclusion of marginalized people from services to the protection of health workers in war to the prevention of torture.


New & Noteworthy

Asylum Medicine Training Initiative

Dr. Cuneo is one of three co-leads for a national curriculum to train clinicians to conduct forensic medical evaluations for individuals seeking humanitarian protection.

Trans Flag and Marchers

Latest CPHHR symposium

Watch our last event "Affirming Trans Lives: Ensuring Health and Human Rights Amidst Legal Challenges" with Dr. Wirtz as moderator and special guests Carter Brown, Sari L. Reisner, and Tori Cooper.


Connecting housing and health

The Center began working closely with Point Source Youth to support their interventions across the US focused on decreasing housing insecurity and homelessness among youth using rent-support incentives.

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