Leadership

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Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MSc

Director of Research

Jacqueline Bhabha is director of Research, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received a first class honors degree and an MSc from Oxford University, and a JD from the College of Law in London. From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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Albina Du Boisrouvray

Founder

Time Magazine has described Albina du Boisrouvray as an “alchemist” who turned “her private pain into public gold.” Her example of transforming personal tragedy into loving care for the estimated 100 million AIDS orphans and vulnerable children expected in this decade continues to be a global inspiration.

In 1991, one of Albina du Boisrouvray’s charities funded the Global AIDS Policy Coalition at the Harvard School of Public Health, which had Jonathan Mann as its director. A year later, her foundation announced that it was giving $20 million, its largest gift ever, to establish the FXB Center and to pay for construction of the François-Xavier Bagnoud building in Boston, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professorship in Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Arlan Fuller, JD, MA

Executive Director

Arlan Fuller is a research associate at Harvard FXB as well as the center’s executive director. He has experience in international policy, federal government operations, and legislative strategy. He has served as a public affairs consultant to the Formosan Association for Public Relations, a Taiwanese-American organization, where he worked with the Taiwanese government to coordinate their legislative efforts in the US Congress. He has also been a consultant to the Citizens Trade Campaign, where he advised grassroots labor and trade organizations on strategy for legislative campaigns regarding the Chile and Singapore Free Trade Agreements.

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Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH

Director

An expert in public health rights-based responses to humanitarian crises, Dr. Leaning is the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her appointment followed an international search for a successor to Jim Yong Kim, Harvard FXB’s director from 2006 to 2009. As Steven E. Hyman, then-provost of Harvard University, noted in the Harvard Gazette, “Jennifer’s experience on the ground in hotspots from Afghanistan to Somalia gives her a unique perspective on the connection between human rights and public health. We are excited to think about the ways in which the FXB Center and its commitment to children’s health will evolve under her leadership.” Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Leaning served as co-director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. From 1999 to 2005, she directed the Program on Humanitarian Crises and Human Rights at here at Harvard FXB. During this time she also served as editor-in-chief of Medicine & Global Survival, an international quarterly.

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Alicia Eli Yamin, JD, MPH

Director of Policy

Alicia Eli Yamin is a lecturer on global health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, director of the school’s JD/MPH program, policy director of the Harvard FXB Center, and a senior associated researcher at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway. Trained in both law and public health at Harvard, for over 20 years Yamin’s career at the intersection of health and human rights has bridged academia and activism. Yamin has been awarded multiple honors and distinctions and serves on a range of international advisory and steering committees.

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