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, is a preventive medicine physician who works as the Chief of Medical Community Engagement at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and is a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking.   Previously, she worked as Associate Medical Director and Sexually Transmitted Disease Controller in the Division of HIV and STD Programs, and in the Chief Science Office as Principal Investigator for the LA County Health Survey. Dr. Baldwin has served as Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona and for Clinical and Community Programs at the California Family Health Council (Essential Access Health), as a cervical cancer prevention researcher, and as a provider of family planning and abortion services. Since 2005, Dr. Baldwin has supported survivors of human trafficking (HT) through clinical care, research, training, and advocacy. In partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and two community clinics, she provided specialized care for HT 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. Dr. Baldwin has received Freedom Network USA’s Wellstone Award for her dedication to U.S. anti-trafficking efforts, as well as LA County’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Champion Award, the Department of Public Health’s Award for Excellence and the Physician Recognition Award for Health Equity. Most recently, Dr. Baldwin received the Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award from the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

*This bio has been adapted from https://healtrafficking.org/people/susie-baldwin/

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