SESSION FIVE: TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE 

Veronica Ades MD, MPH

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Dr. Veronica Ades is the Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jacobi Medical Center. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and a Master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, and a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Disease at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ades also completed a Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Ades has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on assignments in Aweil, South Sudan in 2012 and 2016 and in Irbid, Jordan in 2013. In addition to her role at Jacobi as Vice Chair, Dr. Ades is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is the Founder and Director of the EMPOWER Center at Gouverneur Health, which provides comprehensive trauma-informed medical and social services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence
(SGBV). Dr. Ades is the Principal Investigator of the Empower Lab, a public health lab that conducts research on the intersection of SGBV and health.

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