The Prem S. Paul Award
for Research in
The UNL Human Trafficking and Migration initiative team is pleased to award the Prem S. Paul Award for
Research in Anti-Human Trafficking at the 2021 Virtual Summit. This award honors the late Dr. Paul's
commitment to fighting human trafficking and his unwavering support for anti-trafficking research and
outreach at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Prem S. Paul Award for Research in Anti Human Trafficking 2021 Recipient Dr Anita Ravi
Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP, FAAFP- CEO, Co-Founder, PurpLE Health Foundation-- Dr. Ravi is a board-certified family medicine physician,
public health scientist and nationally renowned expert in gender-based violence, trauma-informed care, and healthcare for victims of trafficking.
The PurpLE Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that advances the health of communities by investing in the physical, mental,
and financial health of women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence and human trafficking.
Prior to PurpLE Health Foundation, Dr. Ravi founded and directed the "PurpLE Clinic” (Purpose: Listen and Engage) in New York City –
a pioneering primary care clinic for survivors of human trafficking and other forms of abuse and exploitation. She has authored multiple
peer-reviewed publications in the areas of trauma, human trafficking, and healthcare delivery in underserved settings, conducts forensic
examinations for people seeking asylum. Dr. Ravi currently serves as the Vice Chair of the American Medical Association’s Women
Physicians Section Governing Council, as a member of the National Quality Forum's Prevention and Population Health Standing committee,
and as a consultant to the United States’ Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.
You can read more about her work at www.PurpLEHealthFoundation.org