Brian Citro

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

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Brian Citro is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Previously, he was Clinical Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. He is co-Director of the global advocacy project Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB, administered by the TB and Human Rights Consortium. He served as Senior Research Officer to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and worked in New Delhi, India as Project Manager of the Global Health and Human Rights Database at the Lawyers Collective prior to this. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, UN Development Program and UN Stop TB Partnership. His research and writing focuses on health and human rights, climate geoengineering, sex selection and police use of force in the United States. He has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Northern Illinois University and he earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

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Bachelors, 2011, Music, Northern Illinois University
JD, 2010, University of Chicago Law School

Academic Positions
Associate Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Law School, University of Chicago, 2015-2017
Acting Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Law School, University of Chicago, 2015-2015
Clinical Lecturer in Law and Clinic Fellow, International Human Rights Clinic, Law School, University of Chicago, 2013-2014

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Health and Human Rights (KPPI-933-0)
The course examines the intersection of health and international human rights. Readings and discussion will focus on whether there is a universal right to health; how to maximize access to health; the health implications of war crimes and atrocities; and the meaning of rights and access in resource-poor settings such as refugee camps and fragile states. Special attention will be paid to the role of corporate social responsibility and advanced economies in access to health. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups on a health assessment and intervention known as the Access to Health Project. Headed by Professor Sorensen of the Center for International Human Rights and Carolyn Baer, Deputy Director of the Center for Global Health at Feinberg Medical School, the Access to Health Project seeks to leverage academic partnerships to maximize access to health in communities in the developing world. Specifically, this class will participate in a needs assessment and intervention for a community in Mali as it emerges from civil conflict facing significant challenges to health and economic development. where public health issues in the area include malnutrition; maternal mortality; and disease that is treatable by basic vaccinations such as tetanus, typhoid, and measles. The needs assessment will reflect human rights, public health and sustainability considerations. In lieu of an exam, student teams will prepare a final written report detailing their findings and recommendations.