Anne is a longtime advocate for the health and human rights of the poor and refugees. She made the first call for an international ban against landmines in 1991 in congressional testimony and in 1988 provided some of the earliest evidence of gender based violence against women in situations of war and torture in the medical literature. She served as medical coordinator for the American Refugee Committee on the Thai-Cambodian border at Site II in 1989 and in 1994, Anne co-founded the Cambodian Health Committee. She has also worked to improve health care for refugees and citizens in Guatemala, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo, Peru, Albania, Angola, and most recently in Ethiopia. In addition to her peer reviewed scientific publications, her writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe and the Nation. Anne is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health. Anne is also a Senior Investigator at the in the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston and a member of the Infectious Disease Division at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. A leader in molecular immunology and tuberculosis and AIDS research, her work has pioneered the approach of linking delivery of care with basic scientific discovery, which has led to a new understanding of how the immune system responds to tuberculosis and AIDS, with the goal of improved treatments to reach the most patients around the world.
Anne Goldfeld, MD
President and Co-founder Global Health Committee/Cambodia Health Committee