Health and Human Rights Journal: Launching a New Issue

December 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FXB 710
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Lena Ransohoff

Health and Human Rights Journal:
Launching a New Issue

with Carmel Williams, PhD

Harvard FXB Work In Progress Series

Carmel Williams is the executive editor of FXB’s flagship publication, the Health and Human Rights Journal (HHR). She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand, from which she received her PhD in community health at the School of Population Health. Her research there was inspired by her experience as the executive director of a health NGO in the Pacific region, including in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. She also holds a MA in Development Studies.  She is particularly interested in applying rights-based approaches to the design of health programs, and in conducting rights-based research on the impact of health programs. Williams has taught postgraduate courses in health and human rights in development practice at the University of Auckland.

The December 2017 issue of HHR (the largest yet) has two special sections:

  • Romani People and the Right to Health (editors include FXB’s research director, Jacqueline Bhaba, and director of the Roma program, Magda Matache, and
  • HIV and Human Rights.

Dr. Williams will detail the background, role, growth, and importance of the Health and Human Rights Journal (HHR), along with its contribution to global health and equity. She will also explain academic editorial processes and how she uses social media to promote academic publication.

Open to the Harvard community. Questions? Contact Lena at