September 23, 2021

Dr. Jennifer J. Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse

Congratulations to Jennifer J. Prah, PhD, MSc, MA, MSL, on her appointment as Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse.

“It is with gratitude and appreciation that I thank Susan B. Sorenson for her leadership of the Ortner Center, especially for her important and impactful work in public health, epidemiology and prevention of violence, gun violence  and policy implications,” said Dr. Prah in a Penn Social Policy & Practice press release. “I am deeply honored to be the next director of the Ortner Center, named for Evelyn Jacobs Ortner. I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff and students to build on the critical mission and remarkable legacy of the Ortner Center to investigate the correlates and consequences of violence, abuse and control against women and girls as well as the conditions for women and girls to be healthy and flourish.”

Dr. Prah is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

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