Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH
Sarah Dougherty coordinates PHR’s U.S. Anti-Torture Program, which seeks to end torture in the United States, advance transparency and accountability for violations, and ensure that all detainees are treated in accordance with domestic and international laws.
Previously, Dougherty held a research appointment at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, where she conducted research and analysis on a range of policy issues, including physician participation in force-feeding at Guantánamo Bay detention center, Roma human rights in Europe, child rights and protection, the right to health, international migration and trafficking, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. At the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, she documented and analyzed pretrial detention in Haitian prisons and violations of health and housing rights following Haiti’s earthquake. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the DC Court’s Domestic Violence Unit and at the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program.
Dougherty holds a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, an MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a BA in government from the College of William and Mary.
Blog Posts by Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH
- CIA Documents Show How Deeply Doctors and Health Professionals Were Involved in Torture (July 25, 2016)
- The Human Cost of Guantánamo (January 7, 2016)
- Closing Guantánamo Is Imperative, But Not Enough (January 23, 2015)
- Honoring Victims of Torture Means Repairing Trust in Healers (June 26, 2014)
- Justice at Guantánamo Requires Charge or Release of Detainees (May 23, 2014)
PHR Reports by Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH
- Truth Matters: Accountability for CIA Psychological Torture (December 9, 2015)
- Doing Harm: Health Professionals’ Central Role in the CIA Torture Program (December 16, 2014)
Audio & Video featuring Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH
- Navy Nurse Press Call: Case Update on Guantánamo Nurse’s Refusal to Force-Feed Detainees (May 13, 2015)