Adjunct Professor of Global Health
Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA, is an Adjunct Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Population. Until June 2011, Professor Gruskin served as an Associate Professor and Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights. Professor Gruskin joined the University of Southern California where she directs the Program on Global Health and Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health, and holds appointments as Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and as Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine at the Gould School of Law. Her work has been instrumental in the conceptual, methodological, policy and practice development of linking health and human rights, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, child and adolescent health, gender-based violence and health systems. Current partners include the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Concern Worldwide, Merck Company Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and local organizations and universities in Brazil, India and Vietnam. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, Co- Coordinator of the Rights Oriented Research and Education Network (RORE) for Sexual and Reproductive Health, an international network of researchers and advocates, and a member of The Core Group of Experts on Under 5 Mortality and Morbidity for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the World Health Organization. Most recently she was on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for the Outcome and Impact Evaluation of Global HIV/AIDS Programs Implemented Under the Lantos/Hyde Act of 2008 (PEPFAR), and the Technical Advisory Group of the UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law. Professor Gruskin is an associate editor for The American Journal of Public Health, Global Public Health, and Reproductive Health Matters.
- M.I.A., 1993, Columbia University
- J.D., 1990, Cardozo School of Law