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Human Rights Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about human rights.

When we think of countries with high rates of violence against health care workers, we often think of countries embroiled in conflict. But in India, over 130 health care workers were attacked in 2020 alone.

Incarcerated and Pregnant in Post-Roe America

Access to abortion and other reproductive health care was already inconsistent in the U.S. carceral system. The Dobbs decision will make the situation even worse.

Informal Syrian tented settlement in Jordan. April 2022. Dalia Naber.

It’s Time to Fix a Failing Humanitarian Aid System

More than 100 million people are currently displaced, and more than 274 million people need humanitarian assistance or protection. But according to Laila Soudi, humanitarian organizations are not adapting to the changing needs of displaced peoples.

A photocollage of historical images and a photograph of Priscilla Simard.

Healing Historical Trauma

Native American researchers are turning long-held traditions into novel public health solutions.

Human Rights Faculty

 Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of human rights? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Paul Spiegel
Professor of the Practice
International Health

Paul Spiegel, MPH ’96, MD, is recognized for his research on preventing and responding to complex humanitarian emergencies and director of the Center for Humanitarian Health.