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 recently, Professor Gruskin served as an Associate Professor and Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights. In July 2011, Prof. 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 Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Amnesty International, Merck Company Foundation, Open Society Institute, and local organizations in Brazil, Kenya and Vietnam. She was recently appointed to 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 is a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and the UNAIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group. 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