Ms.

Jennifer Leaning

Director

François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

Jennifer Leaning is the Director of the Harvard University François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at HSPH and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to her current appointment, she served for five years as co-director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. From 1999 to 2005, she directed the Program on Humanitarian Crises and Human Rights at the FXB Center. During the 1980s and 1990s, she held progressively responsible roles in medical management at Harvard Community Health Plan and worked clinically in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has served on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Oxfam America and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of the United States and the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross.