Judith Bernstein-Baker, Esq., MSW

Judith Bernstein-Baker is the Executive Director of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia (HIAS and Council). She received her B.A. from Binghamton University, her M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. HIAS and Council and its predecessor organizations have assisted over 300,000 newcomers immigrate and integrate into the Philadelphia region since its founding in 1882.

Prior to becoming Executive Director of HIAS and Council, Ms. Bernstein-Baker ran the Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was named Honorary Fellow of Penn Law School in 1998.  In 2004 she received the Mary Philbrook Award from Rutgers/Camden Law School for Public Interest, and has received the Equal Justice Award from Community Legal Services.  Ms. Bernstein-Baker has published several articles on immigration issues and public interest law, the most recent being “The World of Refugee Resettlement,” featured in the Philadelphia Lawyer magazine in Spring, 2010.  She teaches Immigration Law at Philadelphia Community College and is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, serving as pro bono liaison.

Patricia Gerrity, PhD, RN, FAAN

Patricia GerrityDr. Gerrity is the Associate Dean for Community Programs in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Director of the Eleventh Street Family Health Services at Drexel University, a nurse managed, federally qualified health center in North Philadelphia.  Nationally known for her work in promoting health in diverse urban communities, she completed a prestigious three-year fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program.  From 1998-2000 she served as a fellow at the International Center for Health Leadership Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Gerrity earned a Ph.D. in Health Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of City Regional Planning, and an M.S. in Nursing and B.S. in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.  Elected to Fellowhip in the American Academy of Nursing in 1995, she was named an "Edge Runner" by the Academy in 1998.

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Stephen Gluckman, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Pennyslvania School of Medicine, Chief, Infectious Diseases Clinical Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Medical Director, Penn Global Medicine.

Dr. Stephen Gluckman trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gluckaman has had a particular interest in parasitic disorders and International Medicine and has provided care and taught in many countries in a number of different capacities.  He has worked and taught at mission hospitals in Liberia and Indi.  He has taught, and evaluated HIV and other public health programs for CARE International in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Tanzania.  He has taught for Health Volunteers Overseas in Kenya and Uganda.  He has taught HIV care in China at the request of the Chinese Medical Association.  In 2001 he went to Botswana to help the government to organize and implement a national HIV treatment and prevention program.  He has established an international Medicine Clinical Elective for University of Pennsylvania medical students in Botswana and has been active in the creation of the first medical school in Bostwana.

Eric Goren, MD

Dr. Goren attends on inpatient wards at HUP and next year will be seeing patients at the City Health District Center #4.

He works extensively with medical students in all years of training.  I particularly encourage their leadership in the student run, free clinics which he advises.

Allen Keller, MD

Allen KellerDr. Allen Keller is Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, Director of the Bellevue/NYUProgram 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 victims of torture and other human rights abuses.  He has also conducted ground-breaking research and work on a variety of health and human rights concerns including the medical and social consequences of landmines, access to healthcare for prisoners and medical ethics.  He is on the Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights.   

Dr. Keller has received numerous awards for his work, including the Barbara Chester Award from the Hopi Foundation, the Eclipse Award from the Center for Victims of Torture, and in 2007, Dr. Keller was the recipient of New York University’s distinguished alumnus award.

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Steve Larson, MD

larsonDr. Steven Larson is the Assistant Dean for Global Health Programs and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA in Fine Arts from Haverford College and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania.  Since 1992 he has served as a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Over the past 20 years, Dr. Larson has developed an extensive working knowledge of the health care issues facing immigrant populations in the United States, as well as underserved populations globally.

Since 1988 Dr. Larson has immersed himself in the history of Central America and examined the impact of politics, geography, economics and religion on health care. He visits frequently and has many personal and professional contacts throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador.  In 1993, Dr. Larson established Frontline Medicine at Penn to help students and residents explore the complex issues facing underserved populations. In 1999, with the goal of collaborating with other medical educators nationwide committed to global health, Dr. Larson joined IHMEC, the International Health Medical Education Consortium (now GHEC). In 2000, he was elected to its Governing Council. Through this relationship, over the past 10 years Dr Larson has been able to identify an expanded range of clinical and research opportunities for Penn medical students. Dr. Larson also serves as the faculty advisor for the student-run Global Health Interest Group.

From 1993-2006, Dr Larson served as the volunteer medical consultant for Project Salud, a nurse-managed migrant health clinic located in rural, southern Chester County providing health care to the predominantly Mexican labor force employed in the local agricultural industry. In 1994, Dr Larson created an elective course on immigrant health for medical and nursing students. In 2002, recognizing the rapid growth of an urbanized, undocumented Latino population, Dr Larson founded Puentes de Salud, a community partnership dedicated to the health and wellness of this immigrant population through direct service and action focused on social determinants of health. To date, Puentes de Salud has drawn more than 225 student and faculty volunteers broadly from across the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Jefferson Medical College, Drexel Medical School, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Puentes de Salud has formed strategic partnerships with the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Women and Children's Health Services, the city of Philadelphia, the Mexican Consulate, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It serves as a community-based platform for partnership with concerned local groups and stakeholders as well as a "training ground" for the next generation of health care providers and educators.

Katie Maeve Murphy, MEd

Katie Murphy is a first-year PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development and Educational Advisor for Puentes Hacia el Futuro in South Philadelphia.  For the past four years, Katie was based at the Earth Institute at Columbia University as the Deputy Director of the Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat, working with university partners around the world to launch cross-disciplinary training programs for practitioners in the field of sustainable development.  Prior to working at the Earth Institute, Katie was the Education Manager for the International Rescue Committee in Chad, working with Darfurian refugees to build and improve educational and recreational programs for children and youth, and in 2002-2004, Katie was a health, sanitation, and education volunteer with the Peace Corps in El Salvador.  Katie holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins  and masters in International Education Policy from Harvard.

Sarah Paoletti, JD

Sarah PaolettiSarah Paoletti is a Practice Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she founded and directs the Transnational Legal Clinic.  Her areas of expertise include international human rights, immigrant and migrant rights, asylum law, and labor and employment law.  She is currently consulting with the US Human Rights Network as their Senior Coordinator for the US Universal Periodic Review Project.  Prof. Paoletti is President of the Board of Directors of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Center for the Rights of Migrants), based in Zacatecas, MX, and serves as Board Secretary for Friends of Farmworkers, Inc., a statewide legal services program for migrant workers in Pennsylvania.  She received her JD from the Washington College of Law American University (summa cum laude) in 1998, and her B.A. from Yale University in 1992.

Ed Zuroweste, MD

Dr. Zuroweste is Chief Medical Officer of the Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc., a national clinical network of providers who care for the mobile poor.  Additionally, Dr. Zuroweste is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he directs an International Health Elective for fourth year medical students to Honduras twice a year. He is the attending physician for three PA State Health Department TB Clinics and he serves as a clinical consultant for the Bureau of Primary Health Care throughout the country.

From 1980-2001, Dr. Zuroweste maintained a full-time clinical practice in family practice and obstetrics in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, first in private practice and later as the Medical Director of a large Community Health Center. He has more than 30 years experience in providing healthcare for migrants and other underserved populations.

From August 2009-January 2010, Dr. Zuroweste served as a “special medical consultant” for the Global Influenza Program, World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked with a team to develop educational material for limited resource hospitals and clinics related to the severe complications of H1N1 influenza pandemic.

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