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Media Advisory: PHR Experts Available to Comment on Torture
Date:4/22/2009

Correctional Physicians (SCP), and the American Psychological Association (APA) to prohibit health professionals' complicity in such practices.
  • Vince Iacopino, MD, PhD, Senior Medical Advisor to PHR. He is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Iacopino has participated in health and human rights research, investigations and advocacy for more than sixteen years. He represented PHR and supervised medical fact-finding investigations to Thailand, Punjab, Kashmir, Turkey, South Africa, Afghanistan, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mexico, Botswana, Swaziland, Iraq, Sudan and the United States, and documented the health consequences of a wide range of human rights violations.
  • Allen Keller, MD, Advisor to PHR. He co-authored PHR's ground-breaking report, "Broken Laws, Broken Lives". Dr. Keller is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights. Dr. Keller is recognized internationally as an expert in the documentation, evaluation and treatment of torture victims.
  • Steven Reisner, PhD, Psychological Ethics Advisor to PHR. He is a founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. Dr. Reisner has actively worked to change the policy of the American Psychological Association's support of psychologists' participation in coercive or abusive military or intelligence interrogations at places like Abu Ghraib, CIA 'black sites' and Guantánamo Bay. Dr. Reisner is Adjunct Professor for the Program in Clinical Psychology and Senior Advisor at the International Trauma Studies Program at Columbia University, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the New York University Medical School.

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