Ameena Ahmed, MD, MPH
Dr. Ahmed was Medical Director of Survivors International from 2003-2006, and from 2006-2011 was Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Alameda County Medical Center. In these roles, Dr. Ahmed examined hundreds of torture survivors from over 60 countries and provided expert witness testimony on the medical and psychological evaluation of torture survivors in over 50 cases in United States Federal immigration court since 2001. She has also presented affidavits to the European Court of Human Rights.
Dr. Ahmed has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on the intersections of physical and mental health, with a special interest in sequelae of torture.
She received her MD from the University of Chicago in 1996 and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Stanford University in 2000 and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Francisco in 2002. She received an MPH in 2001 and completed a fellowship in Social Epidemiology in 2004 at the University of California, Berkeley.