The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, based in the Division of Infectious Diseases, seeks to advance the health and human rights of prisoners and other populations through research, education and advocacy.
Infectious diseases, including HIV and other STDs, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis, as well as addiction, mental illness and many other diseases, are much more prevalent among prisoners and other individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
The center collaborates with doctors and health care professionals, faculty, researchers, lawyers, community activists, and students.
We are committed to educate health professionals, policy and opinion makers, and the general public, and to translate world-class research into sound, evidence-based policies and practices that address the multiple dimensions of this public health and human rights crisis.