Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP
Dr. Atkinson is Program Director for Human Rights, Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai; Co-Director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program; and Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. In her role as Program Director for Human Rights, she directs the Human Rights Clinic, where asylum seekers who have suffered torture, trafficking and other egregious human rights violations are medically and psychologically evaluated.
Dr. Atkinson has a broad background in human rights and is particularly interested in how human rights violations impact the health outcomes of women and girls. She served on the board of directors of PHR for more than 16 years, including four years as President. She now serves as an expert medical advisor to the organization and is a member of its asylum network. Dr. Atkinson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Blog Posts by Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP
- Restricting Bahrain’s Access to Tear Gas (January 10, 2014)
- Burma’s Rohingya Need Protection from Persecution (November 1, 2013)
- Violations of Medical Neutrality in Turkey Are Reminiscent of Bahrain (June 24, 2013)
PHR Reports by Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP
- Massacre in Central Burma (May 20, 2013)
- Weaponizing Tear Gas (August 1, 2012)
- Under the Gun: Ongoing Assaults on Bahrain’s Health System (May 21, 2012)