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Dr. Holly Atkinson is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While working in Indonesia during her medical internship at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Atkinson became deeply interested in global health and the social determinants of health. She subsequently became involved with Physicians for Human Rights, the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization, and served on its board for more than 16 years, including four years as its president. Today, her research focuses on documenting the linkages between the social determinants of disease and health outcomes, especially as it applies to the well-being of women andgirls. She has conducted research in several countries around the world, including most recently Bahrain and Burma.


Dr. Atkinson has an MD from the University of Rochester and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society, the American Public Health Association, and the American Medical Women’s Association, where she is member and co-founder of the AMWA’s Task Force on Human Sex Trafficking. Dr. Atkinson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.