About Us

Our Mission

Our Team

PHRC Contact Information

 

General Inquiries

phrc.inquiries@gmail.com

 

Student and Attorney Contact phrc.operations@gmail.com

 

Physician Contact

phrc.outreach@gmail.com

Our Mission

Penn Human Rights Clinic (PHRC) is a medical student-run clinic dedicated to providing psychiatric and physical evaluations of survivors of persecution seeking asylum in the United States.

 

PHRC was founded in 2012 as a collaboration between Physicians for Human Rights and medical students and physicians at the University of Pennsylvania. Each year, tens of thousands of people apply for asylum in the United States in order to escape torture, trafficking, and other forms of persecution. By documenting the physical and psychological sequelae of persecution and submitting a medical-legal affidavit to court, physicians and students can make a difference in whether these individuals are granted asylum or other relief from deportation.

 

 

Our Partners

PHRC Contact Information

 

General Inquiries

phrc.inquiries@gmail.com

 

Student and Attorney Contact phrc.operations@gmail.com

 

Physician Contact

phrc.outreach@gmail.com

PHRC Student Board

Addie Goss, Executive Director

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Elizabeth Nelson, Operations Director

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Omar Khan, Technology Coordinator

MD/PhD Student, Class of 2016

 

Brett Dietz, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Lana Verkuil, Publicity Coordinator

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Jillian Olsen, Physician Recruitment Coordinator

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Leah Seifu, Funding Coordinator

MD Student, Class of 2016

 

Jenna Peart, Clinic Co-Founder

MD Student, Class of 2015

 

William Rothwell, Clinic Co-Founder

MD/PhD Student, Class of 2015

 

PHRC Physician Advisors

Alisa Gutman, MD, PhD - Physician Advisor

Resident Physician, Perelman School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

 

Anthony Rostain, MD, MA - Faculty Advisor

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PHRC.Inquiries@gmail.com