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Joanna Pozen, JD/MPH

Joanna Pozen, JD/MPH

Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative / Senior Technical Advisor

Joanna is an international public health lawyer and human rights specialist, and an Assistant Research Professor at NYU’s College of Global Public Health. She is also the co-founder of the Restore Cup, an innovative medical device to aid women suffering from obstetric fistula.

Joanna brings over 15 years of experience at the intersection of international human rights law and public health to HealthRight. She has conceived and led projects that inform the strategic development of health and human rights policy at the United Nations and in a range of international and post-conflict settings. She previously served as Legal Advisor to the former UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, UN Women’s HIV and Health Policy Specialist, and Supervising Staff Attorney at NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. She holds a Jurist Doctorate (JD) from NYU and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Harvard University.