Parveen Parmar

Director of International Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California

Dr. Parmar’s research has focused on the study of health and human rights violations in refugees and internally displaced populations. She has conducted mixed methods studies and on reproductive health, sexual violence, human rights violations and delivery of health services among conflict and crisis affected populations in Myanmar, Jordan, India, Bhutan, Thailand, Japan, Madagascar, Lebanon, Pakistan, and the United States. Dr. Parmar designed and taught an award-winning course on field research methods in humanitarian crisis, which allowed Harvard School of Public Health graduate students and Burmese refugee students to learn research methods collaboratively in a Thai refugee camp. She founded Southern California Providers for Health Equity in January of 2017, a group committed to protect access to care for all patients, including undocumented immigrants; protect gains made by the ACA, and advocate for single payer health care and advocate for politicians and legislation that serve patient's needs.  She is currently working with Physicians for Human Rights in their efforts to document human rights abuses against the Rohingya in Bangladesh, and with the International Rescue Committee on delivery of care for NCDs to Syrian refugees in Jordan.