Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP
Founder and Clinical Director, PurpLE Clinic; Clinical Research Fellow
Fellowships - Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program (The Institute for Family Health), Clinical Scholars Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Veterans Affairs), Reproductive Health Epidemiology Fellowship (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Residency - Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine
Graduate - University of Pennsylvania (MSHP), University of Michigan Medical School (MD), Yale University (MPH)
Dr. Anita Ravi is the founder and clinical director of the PurpLE Clinic at the Institute for Family Health, and an emerging leader in the field of human trafficking and health. Dr. Ravi’s vision for the PurpLE (Purpose: Listen and Engage) Clinic was simple but pioneering: a community health center-based clinic targeted to the needs of survivors of human trafficking and individuals impacted by other forms of trauma, including rape and domestic violence. Today, PurpLE serves as a medical home for more than 150 such survivors, and Dr. Ravi publishes and speaks regularly about how primary care must radically adapt to meet the needs of survivors of trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
Dr. Ravi is a board-certified family physician with specialized training in reproductive health epidemiology, public health, and health policy. She leads the PurpLE Clinic and maintains an active patient panel there. She is also a clinical research fellow at the Institute. In 2016 , she received the Family Medicine Education Consortium’s “Emerging Leader” Award, and in 2018, she was chosen as a mainstage speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students. Dr. Ravi regularly blogs, publishes and speaks on her experiences as a primary care provider for survivors of gender-based violence.