Hanni Stoklosa on Fighting Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting

Hanni Stoklosa on Fighting Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting February 21, 2021

Episode 7 is here!

This episode features a conversation with Dr. Hanni Stoklosa. Hanni is the Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) with appointments at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Dr. Stoklosa is an internationally-recognized expert, advocate, researcher, and speaker on the wellbeing of trafficking survivors in the U.S. and internationally through a public health lens. She has advised the United Nations, International Organization for Migration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, and the National Academy of Medicine on issues of human trafficking and testified as an expert witness multiple times before the U.S. Congress. Moreover, she has conducted research on trafficking and persons facing the most significant social, economic, and health challenges in several countries throughout the world.

Among other accolades, Dr. Stoklosa has been honored with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health Emerging Leader award, the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Faculty Community Service award, has been named as an Aspen Health Innovator and National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader. Her anti-trafficking work has been featured by the New York Times, National Public Radio, Fortune, Glamour, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, STAT News, and Marketplace. Dr. Stoklosa published the first textbook addressing the public health response to trafficking entitled Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue, A Paradigm Expansion in the United States.

In this podcast, Hanni and I discuss her background, the epidemic of human trafficking, and some counterintuitive ideas on what the optimal response is for healthcare worker who might suspect that their patient is a victim. Hanni is an amazing world changer and leader in this movement. I’m confident you’ll be impressed with her passion, outlook, and experience.

So please, enjoy the conversation between yours truly and Hanni Stoklosa…

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