Meet the Guests

Dr. Aisha Mays

Aisha Mays MD is a Family Physician who focuses on Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical work and research focus on adolescent reproductive justice and health care for highly  vulnerable youth, including youth who have been affected by commercial sexual  exploitation. Dr. Mays is the founding Medical Director of the Dream Youth Clinic in  Oakland, CA, Faculty in the UC Berkeley/ UCSF Joint Medical Program, and Clinical  Researcher at UCSF Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health. Dr. Mays is a  graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Residency  Program in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.  Dr. Mays’ philosophy in her work is to always be youth led and youth responsive.

Dr. Susie Baldwin

Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, FACPM is a preventive medicine physician with a long history of work in public health and sexual and reproductive health, serving as a clinician, researcher, advocate, epidemiologist, and trainer. She works as Medical Director for the Office of Women’s Health at the LA County Department of Public Health, where she focuses on fostering health equity through education, programming, and promotion of resources and policies that are responsive to women.

Since 2005, Dr. Baldwin has immersed herself in anti-trafficking volunteer work. In partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and two community clinics, she provided specialized care for trafficking survivors in Los Angeles from 2005 – 2012. She was a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Technical Working Group to develop the SOAR curriculum, which is a standardized trafficking training for health professionals in the U.S.  Dr. Baldwin is a Co-Founder and Board President of HEAL Trafficking (Health Education, Advocacy, and Linkage). HEAL, founded in 2013, now is a network of over 2000 people around the US and the world. HEAL advances the public health approach to trafficking by engaging health professionals in efforts to support survivors and prevent human trafficking.

Dr.  Baldwin is a former board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health, a former board member of the California Physicians Alliance (CA chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan), and a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee.

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