Joanna Pozen

Director, Public Health Programs, Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide; Executive Director, Restore Health

United States

Joanna is an international human rights lawyer, public health specialist and social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the field. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and is co-founder of the Restore Cup, a medical device addressing the problem of obstetric fistula for women and girls. She currently serves as co-Executive Director of Restore Health.

She also serves as Director of Public Health Programs at the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide. Prior to this position, she held the roles of Assistant Research Professor and founding Director of the Health and Human Rights program at NYU's School of Global Public Health. Past positions include Legal Advisor to the former UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty, HIV and Health Policy Specialist at UN Women, and Program Director at HealthRight International.
Joanna is a Board Member at the Women’s Refugee Commission and a former Board Member at the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.

Joanna holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics; a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health (Law & Health) where she was a Zuckerman Leadership Fellow ; and a B.A. from Yale University (History). She was a Fulbright Scholar (History) in Spain.

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