Dr. Allen Keller is Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT) and Director of the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights. Dr. Keller is recognized internationally as an expert in the documentation, evaluation and treatment of victims of torture and other human rights abuses. He has also conducted ground-breaking research and work on a variety of health and human rights concerns including the medical and social consequences of landmines, access to healthcare for prisoners and medical ethics. He is on the Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights. For over 15 years, Dr. Keller has taught a highly successful seminar on Health and Human Rights at Princeton University. Dr. Keller has received numerous awards for his work, including the Barbara Chester Award from the Hopi Foundation, the Eclipse Award from the Center for Victims of Torture, The Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and The Humanism in Medicine Award from NYU School of Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Keller was the recipient of New York University's distinguished alumnus award.
Teaching and Research Interests
clinical evaluation and treatment of victims of human rights abuses; health and human rights; medical ethics; advocacy and medicine