Advocating for Rohingya Voices, Health & Human Rights in Myanmar - Dr. Jen Leigh

By Kelly Su



In this interview, Kelly Su (JS Scholar 2019) consults Myanmar research consultant Dr. Jennifer Leigh about her work and advocacy in Bangladesh in relation to violence and mortality in Myanmar, as well as gender norms and interactions with Myanmar authorities.


As part of Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Leigh is a Myanmar research consultant studying health consequences of the Myanmar coup and violence against the Rohingya in Northern Rakhine State. She is also a humanitarian health expert for International Business & Technical Consultants. With a Masters in Global Health and a doctoral degree in Public Health studies, Dr. Leigh is an expert with over two decades of experience in global and humanitarian health, concentrating on accountability in humanitarian aid and community-based health care for displaced populations.