Elizabeth Singer, MD, MPH

Dr. Singer is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine, an attending at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s/ West, and faculty in the Global Health Division.

She is the Director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program where asylum seekers who have suffered torture, human trafficking, and other egregious human rights violations are medically and psychologically evaluated, and where medical students receive training in health and human rights. She has been involved with Physicians for Human Rights, HEAL Trafficking, the ACLU’s National Prison Project, the NYU/ Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture, and the Human Rights Clinic at HealthRight International, contributing both clinically and on policy agendas.

Dr. Singer’s background in human rights frequently informs her focus in global health. She has worked internationally with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Ministries of Health in several countries on empowering community health workers to aid women with reproductive health decisions, addressing education and health inequalities in vulnerable children, and improving access to healthcare.

Dr. Singer completed her training in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Bellevue/NYU and Mount Sinai, respectively, and received an MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She currently serves as a clinician, an educator of emergency medicine residents, and a mentor to students at the Icahn School of Medicine.

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