Dr Ranit Mishori

Professor of Family Medicine
Institution: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

Email: mishorir@georgetown.edu
Phone Number:  +1-202-6871600

3900 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise
I am a Professor of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and director of the department’s Global Health Initiatives and am a practicing family physician whose scope of practice includes inpatient, outpatient, and obstetric care. A former journalist, I have built a multi-dimensional career that includes academia, scholarship and national leadership roles in public health, global health, medical education, underserved populations, and human rights.

I have been a leader in academic circles on migrant health for the past two decades, through intensive engagement in various activities, including clinical care of refugees and asylum seekers in the primary care setting, documentation of human rights violations affecting forced migrants domestically and abroad, education and scholarship on these issues.

I have been at the forefront of international and national discussions on the health consequences of forced migration and associated human rights issues. My specific areas of expertise include FGM/C, care of asylum seekers, torture survivors, and survivors of sexual violence.

I was a 4-year member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on the Health of the Public and Science and chaired the subcommittee on public health issues. In addition, I served as an advisory board member of the AAFP’s Center for Global Health Initiatives where I spearheaded various initiatives related to refugee and immigrant health in the US.

I graduated from the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency, received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in International Health (Disease Control and Prevention Track) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories
Internal Migration
Migrant Workers (Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Words Matter: Charting the Landscape of US and International Health Profession Organizations’ Public Statements About FGM/C Isha Choudhary, Ranit Mishori, and Soyun Kim
Integrating refugee doctors into host health-care systems Shahla Namak, Fatin Sahhar, Sarah Kureshi, Fadya El Rayess, and Ranit Mishori
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting Mishori R, Warren N, and Reingold R
Building Capacity to Care for Refugees Walden, Valdman, Mishori, Carlough
Global is Local: Assessing Family Medicine Residency Programs’ Training on the Care of Immigrants, Migrants, Torture Survivors, Asylees and Refugees (IMTARs) S. Rajamoorthi, R. Mishori, L. Buchanan, and E. Morris
Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities Mishori, Aleinikof, Davis
Improving The Safety And Security Of Those Engaged In Global Health Traveling Abroad Ranit Mishori, Andrew Eastman, and Jessica Evert
A Student-Run Asylum Clinic to Promote Human Rights Education and the Assessment and Care of Asylum Seekers Praschan N, Stukel N, Mishori R