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Senior Medical Consultant
Physicians for Human Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Senior Medical Consultant Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Dr. Iacopino is a specialist in internal medicine and former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. He has enjoyed a long history of working in the field of health and human rights representing PHR and/or supervising medical fact-finding investigations to Thailand, Punjab, Kashmir, Turkey, South Africa, Afghanistan, Albania and Macedonia, Kosovo, Chechyna and Sierra Leone and documenting the health consequences of a wide range of human rights violations. He was the principal organizer of an international effort to develop UN guidelines on effective documentation of torture and ill treatment (the Istanbul Protocol) and has served as a consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is the former Medical Director of Survivors International of Northern California, a non-profit organization providing medical and psychological assistance to survivors of torture from around the world. Dr. Iacopino has been one of the pioneers in conceptualizing the relationship between health and human rights, and has written extensively on health and human rights subjects. He also teaches Health and Human Rights at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
Amowitz L, Kim G, Reis C, Asher J, and Iacopino V. 2004. "Human Rights Abuses and Concerns About Women’s Health and Human Rights in Southern Iraq." JAMA 29:1471-1479.
Amowitz L, Reis C, Hare Lyons K, et al. 2002. "Prevalence of War-Related Sexual Violence and Other Human Rights Abuses Among Internally Displaced Persons in Sierra Leone." JAMA 287: 513-521.