Dr. Susien Baldwin will discuss the modern existence of slavery in our own community and how we can stop it. Modern day human trafficking in the United States happens to foreign nationals as well as U.S born men, women, and children for sex and other forms of labor. This discussion is a part of the Created Equal series of programs.
Dr. Baldwin is a preventive medicine/public health physician whose career has focused on women’s health, underserved populations, and human rights. From 2005 - 2012, Dr. Baldwin provided care to survivors of human trafficking in Los Angeles through a dedicated clinic. She has conducted research to better understand the health effects of trafficking, the role of psychological coercion in trafficking, and the potential for victim identification in health care settings. In 2011, Freedom Network USA honored Dr. Baldwin with the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for her dedication to the anti-trafficking field in the United States. In 2013, Dr. Baldwin and colleagues launched HEAL Trafficking (Health Professional Education, Advocacy, Linkage), an interdisciplinary network to unify and advance the efforts of health practitioners in the anti-trafficking movement.