Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is the Founding CEO 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 well-being 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 a diversity of settings including Australia, China, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Liberia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, South Sudan, Taiwan, and Thailand. 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 an Aspen Health Innovator and the National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader. Her anti-trafficking work has been featured by CNN, 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, "Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue, A Paradigm Expansion in the United States."
Session: Combating Human Trafficking: Role of Hospitals and Health Systems
Thursday, Oct. 20 │ 3:30 p.m. General Session: Hospitals Against Violence
As Arizona prepares to be in the spotlight for several high-profile sporting and business events in 2023, hospitals and health systems can find themselves experiencing elevated interactions and on the front lines of care for victims of human trafficking. Learn how hospitals and health systems are combating human trafficking through prevention, intervention and survivorship. Panelists will share insights from national efforts and share resources for local leaders.