Dr. Maya Prabhu

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Dr. Maya Prabhu,
Lead Counsel, Health and Hazards Law


Maya Prabhu, LL.B. (McGill), M.D. (Dalhousie Medical School), M.Sc. (Political Economy, LSE), A.B. (Social Studies, Harvard) is Lead Counsel for Sustainable International Health Law at the CISDL. A medical doctor and a lawyer, her research interests global health, forensic psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder in post-conflict situations and various issues at the nexus of health and human rights. Dr. Prabhu's past experience includes health policy analysis at the International Affairs Division of Health Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency. She has previously practiced corporate litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and was a Deputy Counsel with the Independent Inquiry Commission ("the Volcker Inquiry")  which investigated allegations of fraud and corruption in the UN Oil-for-Food-Programme. She is currently a forensic psychiatrist with the Yale Faculty of Medicine.

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