Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP
Dr. Holly G. Atkinson is especially interested in the intersection of health and human rights as it applies to advancing the well-being of women and girls. In April 2012 she traveled to Bahrain with PHR to investigate indiscriminate use of tear gas, continued militarization of hospitals, and torture of detained activists. She is a faculty advisor to the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, and immediate past President of PHR.
Dr. Atkinson serves at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program. She is also Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City as well as Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation, Inc., a health education company.
In addition, Dr. Atkinson most recently authored “Human Rights: A Necessary Framework for Public Health,” a chapter in Finkel’s textbook “Public Health in the 21st Century” (Prager, 2011).
Blog Posts by Holly G. Atkinson, MD, FACP
- 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
- Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma (August 20, 2013)
- 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)