Kanani Titchen, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Rady Children's Hospital. She formerly was director of Adolescent Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital System in Bronx, NY, and has trained with GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services), Sanctuary for Families, HEAL Trafficking, and the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Dr. Titchen has spoken on television news, public radio, and TEDx about the need for a trauma-informed approach for working with trafficking victims and survivors. Through the Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans with the American Medical Women's Association, she has conducted CME-accredited human trafficking trainings at hospital systems nationwide and produced an online video tutorial to teach healthcare professionals about sex trafficking. She has authored articles about human trafficking for medical journals, textbooks, and the lay press. Dr. Titchen holds an MD from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University where she also completed her pediatrics residency, and she is a graduate of Montefiore's fellowship in Adolescent Medicine.
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, is chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Trained in medical anthropology as well as internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Miller's research has included examination of sex trafficking among adolescents in Asia, teen dating abuse, and reproductive health, with a focus on underserved youth populations including pregnant and parenting teens; and foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women's reproductive health. She conducts research on brief clinical interventions to reduce partner violence and unintended pregnancy, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled; Coaching Boys into Men; which involves training coaches to talk to their young male athletes about stopping violence against women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also involved in projects to reduce gender-based violence and improve adolescent and young adult women;s health in India and Japan.
chapter 1 Human Trafficking: Definitions, Epidemiology, and Shifting Ground
chapter 2 Adolescent Medicine: Physical and Neurocognitive Developmen
chapter 3 Human Rights and Human Trafficking of Adolescents: Legal and Clinical Perspectives
chapter 4 Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescent Sex Trafficking: A Review
chapter 5 Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescent Sex Trafficking: A Review
chapter 6 Technology/Sexting/Social Media
chapter 7 Child Abuse
chapter 8 Human Trafficking in the Foster Care System
chapter 9 The Psychiatric Patient
chapter 10 Human Trafficking in Adolescents and Young Adults with Co-Existing Disordered Eating Behaviors
chapter 11 LGBTQIA+ Youth and Human Trafficking
chapter 12 Homelessness, Unstable Housing, and the Adolescent Patient
chapter 13 The Patient with Substance Use
chapter 14 Human Trafficking in Suburban and Rural America
chapter 15 Boys Are Trafficked Too?
chapter 16 Surgery and ObGyn: Beyond the Chief Complaint
chapter 17 The Subspecialties
chapter 18 Medicolegal Aspects and Mandatory Reporting
chapter 19 Survivor Insights
chapter 20 Educating Our Students
chapter 21 Building Resilience and Fostering Prevention