Elizabeth K Singer
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Elizabeth K Singer, MD, MPH

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About Me

Dr. Elizabeth Singer is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education, and practices emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside/West where she is faculty in the Division of Global Health.  Her research interests are focused on health and human rights and health inequalities— particularly in forced migrants, asylum seekers, and survivors of human trafficking.  In her role as Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, she oversees the trauma-informed, holistic care of asylum seekers who have survived human rights abuses and serves as an educator of students and the larger community. 

Dr. Singer’s research, scholarship, and advocacy concerns the intersection of emergency medicine, human rights, and public health. She has received funding from the Atran and Winston Foundations and has been a co-investigator on an NIH-funded study on chronic pain and treatment in torture survivors. She collaborates with and contributes to several nationally recognized human rights organizations, including Physicians for Human Rights. At the Icahn School of Medicine, she is co-director for the InFocus course, Health and Human Rights, and co-chair of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai, she was on faculty at Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine and completed a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. 

Additional training
Master of Public Health (Program on Forced Migration and Health, Certificate in Public Health and Humanitarian Action), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts (Biology), University of Chicago

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West