As the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, Dr. Kim Baranowski works to advance health, dignity, and justice, both locally and globally, through advocacy, research, and pro-bono trauma-informed forensic evaluations. Dr. Baranowski educates healthcare professionals, students, and the broader community about the protection of health and human rights. She has trained over 200 practitioners to provide pro-bono forensic psychological evaluations of asylum seekers.
She is a Lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology where she teaches courses on clinical skills, consultation, and psychological assessment to a diverse cohort of masters and doctoral students.
Dr. Baranowski is dedicated to collaborating with other mental health professionals to provide culturally responsive services to communities experiencing a wide range of socio-political stressors, as well as working across disciplines to address systemic forces of oppression. In 2018, she was awarded the American Psychological Association Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation for her sustained commitment to leadership in advocacy and supporting survivors of human rights violations.