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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 assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University and adjunct associate professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as well as an asylum evaluator for PHR’s Asylum Network. She is double-board certified in General Internal Medicine and General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and has worked on issues including the prevention of torture and other forms of violence, animal ethics, HIV/AIDS, and chronic disease prevention and management in resource-limited settings. Her clinical, research, and policy interests have focused on the health and protection of vulnerable populations, including humans and nonhuman animals.

Most recently, Dr. Ferdowsian worked on a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary investigation of ethical and scientific considerations regarding the use of nonhuman animals in research, funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to her work with the PHR Asylum Network, she is a volunteer physician for HealthRight International. Internationally, she has worked in Ethiopia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, and Uganda. Domestically, she has worked with nonprofit organizations providing health care for homeless, immigrant, and underinsured populations.