Philippa Harris is an Associate Publisher for the BMC series. She gained a PhD in molecular parasitology at the National Institute of Medical Research, UK on the role of proteases in Plasmodium falciparum red blood cell invasion, before undertaking a post-doctoral position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA working with Toxoplasma gondii. Philippa’s ORCiD is: orcid.org/0000-0002-5889-7450 and she is a contributer to the BMC series blog. She joined BioMed Central in 2010 and has been the Editor of BMC International Health & Human Rights since 2016.
Prison, violence, and conflict
Dr. Khoshnood is Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, co-founder of the Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses at the Yale McMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist. I have conducted HIV/AIDS prevention research in U.S., China, Russia, and several countries in the Middle East, among people who use illicit drugs and other populations at risk of HIV/AIDS, including its ethical aspects. His other research interest include the role of epidemiologists and public health professionals in responding to violent conflicts and reducing their negative health consequences on the health of refugees and other forcibly displaced populations, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa region. Dr. Khoshnood joined the Editorial Board of BMC International Health & Human Rights as the Section Editor for Prison, Violence and Conflict in 2015.