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Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, FACPM

Position: Asylum Network Member and Medical Expert Consultant, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones
Hope Ferdowsian

Hope Ferdowsian is a double board-certified physician in General Internal Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Her clinical, research, and policy interests have focused on the health and protection of vulnerable populations. She has worked on various issues, including bioethics, the prevention of torture and other forms of violence, and disease prevention and management in resource-limited settings. She is an adjunct associate professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center, and has received funding from the National Science Foundation and Arcus Foundation.

Ferdowsian is a volunteer physician for HealthRight International and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), and she serves as a consultant for PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones. She has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda. In the United States, she has worked with non-profit organizations providing health care for homeless, immigrant, and under-insured populations.