Program Director Allen Keller, MD and Executive Assistant Megan Granski coauthored the report, "Doing Harm: Health Professionals’ Central Role in the CIA Torture Program ", released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) on December 16, 2014. The report reviews the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI)’s 500 page executive summary on the use of torture by the United States following 9/11.  Based on PHR’s analysis, health professionals were central to the design, implementation, and monitoring of torture, highlighting violations in healthcare ethics, research guidelines and international law.   

The report was cited by the Guardian in the article titled, "CIA torture: health professionals 'may have committed war crimes', report says"

The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture provides comprehensive medical, mental,  social, and legal services to refugees and asylum seekers who have endured torture and human rights abuses. Since PSOT's founding in 1995, approximately 2,500 men, women and children from over 80 countries received care.  PSOT staff members continue to play a central role in speaking out against torture.

Read the PHR report HERE

Read the Guardian article HERE