Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH - Emergency Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH seeks to advance research and policy on the health needs of human trafficking victims, both globally and locally.

She is an Emergency Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, an Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) Scholar, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology Senior Global Women's Health Fellow and a Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Health and Human Rights.

After earning her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, via University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Stoklosa trained in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her Masters in Public Health with a focus on Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

It was Dr. Stoklosa’s work as an emergency medicine physician that first brought her face to face with human trafficking. "Like many doctors, I was caring for human trafficking victims without identifying them as such. I decided that I needed to help our health systems learn to respond to these victims on all levels."

Dr. Stoklosa is co-founder of HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkages) Trafficking (HEALtrafficking.org), an international network of professionals dedicated to improving the health of trafficking survivors. HEAL Trafficking brings together social workers, physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, attorneys, public health workers and others across North America to share resources and best practices. Nationally and internationally, she is an active speaker and educator, training healthcare providers from across disciplines in human trafficking victim identification and care.

On the policy front, Dr. Stoklosa is on the advisory board of the Department of Health and Human Services health and trafficking education initiative. As a technical advisor for the SOAR Initiative, in collaboration with Administration for Children and Families and Office on Women’s Health, as part of the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, implemented by President Obama in 2013, she helped design and pilot educational program for healthcare providers. Dr. Stoklosa was called as an expert witness to testify before the US Congress regarding the bill, “Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2014.”

Hanni can be reached at: HSTOKLOSA@PARTNERS.ORG