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Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP

Human Trafficking Services Advisor

Fellowships -Clinical Scholars Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Veterans Affairs), Reproductive Health Epidemiology Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ORISE)
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 a board-certified family physician with specialized training in reproductive health epidemiology, public health, and health policy. She is a leader in the field of human trafficking and health and founded the PurpLE Clinic at the Institute for Family Health, for which she served as medical director from 2015-2019. 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.  The clinic has since served as a medical home for more than 300 such survivors. 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 currently provides clinical advisement, training and evaluation support to the Institute’s clinical programs for survivors of trafficking. In 2016 , she received the Family Medicine Education Consortium’s “Emerging Leader” Award, and has been invited as a keynote/mainstage speaker at multiple national conferences, including 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.