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
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Child health
Disaster preparedness and response
Disease prevention
Evidence-based reviews
Family medicine
Family practice
Forensic medicine
Health and human rights
Health assessment/ medical examination
Health communication
Health of detainees/ incarceration
Health policy
Health promotion/ Health education
Humanitarian health interventions
Immigration health examinations
Maternal and child health
Mobile health (mHealth)
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Preventive medicine
Primary health care
Refugee health
Research ethics
Sexual and reproductive health
Social determinant
Trauma and injury
Travel medicine
Unaccompanied children
Violence and health

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 2018
Integrating refugee doctors into host health-care systems Shahla Namak, Fatin Sahhar, Sarah Kureshi, Fadya El Rayess, and Ranit Mishori 2018
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting Mishori R, Warren N, and Reingold R 2018
Building Capacity to Care for Refugees Walden, Valdman, Mishori, Carlough 2017
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 2017
Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities Mishori, Aleinikof, Davis 2017
Improving The Safety And Security Of Those Engaged In Global Health Traveling Abroad Ranit Mishori, Andrew Eastman, and Jessica Evert 2016
A Student-Run Asylum Clinic to Promote Human Rights Education and the Assessment and Care of Asylum Seekers Praschan N, Stukel N, Mishori R 2016