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Jennifer Leaning

Jennifer LeaningJennifer Leaning is Professor of the Practice of International Health in the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Her research and policy interests include problems of international human rights and humanitarian law, humanitarian crises, and medical ethics in practical settings of disasters and emergencies.

For ten years, Professor Leaning was editor in chief of Medicine & Global Survival, an international quarterly that addresses issues of war, disaster, human rights, and the environment from the perspective of medicine and public health. She has field experience in problems of disaster response and human rights and has written widely on these issues. She is also an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Professor Leaning serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including Physicians for Human Rights (where she was a founding board member), the Human Society of the United States, and the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is chair of the Harvard University Student Health Coordinating Board and Visiting Editor of the British Medical Journal.

—Courtesy of the Harvard School of Public Health

Recommended Reading

The Counterfeit Ark: Crisis Relocation for Nuclear War by Jennifer Leaning (1984).
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