Speakers

Julie AultmanJulie M. Aultman, PhD

Toward Human Flourishing: Ethics, Advocacy, and a Call to Action for Refugees and Displaced Persons

Julie M. Aultman, PhD, is a clinical ethicist and Professor of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Aultman is the Director for the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program, College of Graduate Studies, where she directs and teaches several courses in clinical ethics, research ethics, and the medical humanities, including courses in health care justice and global health ethics. She holds leadership positions within and external to NEOMED, including Chair of the IRB, Diversity Council, and Council on Academic Performance and Professionalism for the College of Graduate Studies. Her research interests extend to psychiatric ethics, healthcare justice, international studies in healthcare systems and refugee ethics, and moral and professional development in medical education.  Her research and service to the community focuses on justice issues surrounding access of care for refugee and undocumented patients.


a4c38fa0-c487-471a-9a8e-58d83d304cdeKatherine C. McKenzie, MD, FACP

The Clinician as Advocate

Katherine McKenzie is a faculty member at Yale School of Medicine and the Director of the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine (YCAM). She has practiced medicine at Yale for over 20 years. She teaches undergraduates, students and residents, and is a member of Yale Refugee Health Program. She is a physician advocate for social justice and human rights.

Since 2007, Dr. McKenzie has been the director of the YCAM, where she performs medical forensic evaluations and testifies as an expert witness for asylum seekers referred by law schools, human rights organizations, and immigration attorneys. She has written reviews, clinical cases and opinion pieces on asylum medicine in publications including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal, the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Time magazine and CNN, among others.

At Yale, she received the Leonard B. Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine and the Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care. She has been named a “Top Doctor” for many years by Connecticut Magazine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. McKenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her medical degree from Boston University and completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospital in Boston. She has been certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1995.


me todayJonathan D. Rosen, PhD

Understanding Gangs, Organized Crime, and Violence in Latin America

Jonathan D. Rosen is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University, located in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rosen earned his Master’s in political science from Columbia University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Previously, he worked as a Research Scientist at Florida International University and as a professor in Oaxaca, Mexico.  In 2017, Dr. Rosen completed a project with Dr. José Miguel Cruz at Florida International University where they surveyed nearly 1,200 gang members in El Salvador and conducted in-depth interviews with 24 former gang members. Dr. Rosen has also served as a country conditions expert in more than 70 asylum cases in immigration court. Finally, Dr. Rosen has published 18 books on drug trafficking, organized crime, gangs, and violence. His recent publications include: Jonathan D. Rosen, The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014); Roberto Zepeda and Jonathan D. Rosen, eds., Cooperation and Drug Policies in the Americas: Trends in the Twenty-First Century (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014); Bruce M. Bagley and Jonathan D. Rosen, eds., Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015); Jonathan D. Rosen and Marten W. Brienen, eds., Prisons in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century: A Human Dumping Ground (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015).


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