Elise Baker leads PHR’s Syria mapping project, which documents attacks on medical facilities and personnel through a rigorous combination of open-source research and field source reporting. She also conducts field and desk research to author reports, briefing papers, and op-eds for PHR. Her work has been featured often in news outlets, including the New York Times, the United States’ National Public Radio, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and the Daily Star, and is cited frequently in the UN Secretary-General’s reports to the Security Council.
Baker is a committed human rights activist with a passion for travel. Prior to joining PHR, she studied the effects of post-conflict restoration and reconciliation in Burundi and Rwanda.
Baker holds a BA in political science and mathematics from Williams College, where she graduated with honors. She is proficient in Spanish.
Blog Posts by Elise Baker
- Syria's Slow-Motion Slaughter (March 14, 2017)
- Aleppo in Crisis: ‘We Have Witnessed the Defeat of the Human Spirit in Aleppo’ (December 15, 2016)
- Let’s Not Pretend Scenes of Horror in Eastern Aleppo Are ‘Unexpected’ (December 6, 2016)
- Starving to Death in Madaya (July 13, 2016)
- Failed Peace Talks Are a Death Sentence for Syrians (January 28, 2016)
PHR Reports by Elise Baker
- Madaya: Portrait of a Syrian Town Under Siege (July 12, 2016)
- Aleppo Abandoned (November 18, 2015)
- Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria (March 11, 2015)