Sarah Battistich, MD, MSc

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Sarah Battistich is director of the Bellevue/NYU Survivors of Torture Program at Bellevue Hospital Center, where she oversees the delivery of comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to survivors of torture and war trauma. Prior to her current position, she served as the primary investigator assessing the use of an evidence-based decision tool for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients living with HIV/AIDS in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has worked extensively in post-conflict health reconstruction in Monrovia, Liberia, as well as in health initiatives in Haiti, Ghana, South Africa, and Indonesia. Dr. Battistich received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and her fellowship in global health and international emergency medicine at Yale University.

Focus: Overseeing the delivery of comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to survivors of torture and war trauma.

Lives in: New York, New York, United States