266. Sarah Kureshi (Health and Human Rights Activist, Washington, DC)

Dr. Sarah Kureshi is a graduate of University of Central Florida (B.S., Biology), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (M.D.) and Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H, International Health). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 2010 where she was a global health clinical scholar and provided care to a multicultural, urban, underserved population.

Dr. Kureshi has been passionate about community health since college and has a special interest in gender-based violence, health & human rights, and empowerment, especially pertaining to refugee/immigrant populations and survivors of trauma. Being a former NCAA college athlete and the first US female athlete to compete in Iran since the 1979 revolution, she has a strong passion for using sports as a tool for development, peace, violence prevetion, and health education.

She has previously worked with girls rescued from sex trafficking in New Delhi, lady health workers in earthquake-affected Kashmir, and the Somali refugee community in Minnesota. This has been informed by her interest and work within the Muslim communuity addressing health-related issues. Dr. Kureshi currently serves as a Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Aslym Network Provider.

http://familymedicine.georgetown.edu/fellowships/

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/09/171777.htm

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0930/p07s01-wome.html

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765551124/Group-calls-on-Saudis-to-end-female-discrimination.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-sports-20120220-001,0,788674.photo

 

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