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Targeting vulnerable communities: Public awareness of human trafficking must align with policies directly benefiting all victims and survivors.” Ima Matul.  Open Democracy.  January 16, 2017.


Why human trafficking is a public health problem.” Margeaux Gray. The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern-Day Slavery. July 25, 2016.

“Human Trafficking and Opioid Abuse.” Katherine Chon.  The Administration for Children and Families’ The Family Room Blog.  May 17, 2016.

“Healthcare: Are your staff educated to recognize human trafficking?”  Holly Austin Smith.  The Huffington Post.  April 25, 2016.

“Health care takes on the fight against trafficking.” Dan Gorenstein. Marketplace of American Public Media.  March 2, 2016. [A three-part series].


“Addressing sex trafficking.” Kimberly S.G. Chang and Nicole Littenberg. Honolulu Star Advertiser. 2015.

Bridging Minority Health and Human Trafficking.” By Rochelle Rollins. Administration for Children and Families. April 21 2015.

Most Doctors Couldn’t Spot A Human-Trafficking Victim If They Saw One. Could You?” by Jenna Birch. Yahoo Health, March 18 2015.

Tech-based Services Needed to Protect OFWs,” by Buena Bernal. Rappler, March 9 2015.



From the Streets to the ‘World’s Best Mom,’ by Nicolas Kristof. New York Times, October 12, 2013.

First, Do No Harm: Designing a model of trauma-informed care for survivors of human trafficking in Los Angeles County,” by A. Fehrenbacher. UCLA Center for the Study of Women, 2013.

Analysis: Sex workers Bear Brunt of War on Trafficking.” IRIN News.


Mayor’s Office, Survivors of Human Exploitation Working Group, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Partner with Safe Horizon to Create Human Trafficking Training Materials for New York City’s Health Care Providers.” Safe Horizons Press Release, September 25, 2012.

Juvenile courts work to treat teen prostitutes as victims,” by E. Aguilar. 89.3 KPCC Public Radio, July 13, 2012.

The War on Women:  Sex Trafficking Edition,” by Stephanie Mencimer. Mother Jones, May/June Issue 2012.

Urban Legends and Hoaxes: How Hyperbole Hurts Trafficking Victims,” by R. Lloyd. Huffington Post, February 3, 2012.

Community Pediatrics Spotlight: Human Trafficking and Health Care.” American Academy of Pediatrics, January 2012.

Unlike Netherlands, U.S. Gives No Shelter to Sex Trafficking Victims,” by J. Rooke. Latitude News, 2012.


The Urgent Need for Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Human Trafficking Survivors in the United States,” the testimony of Dr. Susie Baldwin to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. December 14, 2011.

Combating Stereotypes: Lessons from the Aloun Farms Human Trafficking Case,” by Wayne Chung Tanaka and Dr. Nicole Littenberg. USAID Blog, September 2011.

Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking.” Huffington Post, August 20, 2011.

Human Trafficking: Public Health Response,” by IINE Development. International Institute of New England, May 26, 2011.

In Oakland, Redefining Sex Trade Workers as Abuse Victims,” by Patricia Leigh Brown. New York Times, May 23, 2011.

Filipina Domestic Workers on the Move,” by Christine Joy Ferrer. Race, Poverty, and the Environment. 2011.

2010 and earlier

“Hiding in plain sight: a practical guide to identifying victims of trafficking in the U.S.” Hughes, D. University of Rhode Island. 2000.

Ending human trafficking: Health workers help to identify victims: Global problem reaches inside U.S. borders,” by Teddi Dineley Johnson. The Nation’s Health, American Public Health Association, October 2010.

Making a Difference: Stopping the Traffic. Nonprofit helps hidden victims of human trafficking and torture,” by Tiffany Hill. Honolulu Magazine, May 30, 2009.

He cares for tortured and enslaved among immigrants: UCLA Today profiles psychiatrist who works with patients from 25 countries,” by C. Lee. UCLA International Institute. November 30, 2005.