Human Rights Impact Lab

Mission Statement:

The Human Rights Impact Lab conducts rigorous, evidence-based, interdisciplinary research to advance the health and wellbeing of displaced populations. 

Our central structure includes four cores: the Clinical Research Core, the Digital Core, the Omics Core and the Legal Core, each operated by a Core Director. Our research is conducted by a team of faculty, fellows, residents, and students. The lab cores collaborate with national and international partners such as those in health, business, government, and non-governmental organizations to achieve our research and impact goals. 

The lab has benefitted from funding from the National Institute of Health, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, among several other grant-giving organizations and donors. 

The Lab Team

The Human Rights Impact Lab establishes an interdisciplinary team at Weill Cornell Medicine that includes medicine, law, technology, anthropology, genomics and psychology scholars. 

Our Research

The Human Rights Impact Lab aims to advance the standard of care for displaced populations by designing interventions based on rigorous clinical research using a multi-faceted approach.