Susannah Sirkin

Susannah Sirkin

Senior Fellow
Susannah Sirkin

Susannah Sirkin oversees Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)’s international policy engagement with the U.N., domestic and international justice systems, and human rights coalitions. Ms. Sirkin is also responsible for managing and multiplying PHR’s strategic partnerships globally. She joined PHR in 1987, shortly after its founding, and now serves as a senior advisor across all areas, particularly PHR’s work to stop sexual violence in conflict zones – an initiative she created in 2011. Ms. Sirkin has organized health and human rights investigations for PHR in dozens of countries, including in Sudan, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. She has a BA in European Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MEd from Boston University.