Beth E. Rivin, M.D., M.P.H. is a pediatrician who has focused on global health for over 30 years. During the last 15 years, she has been actively engaged in the academic and practice area of global health and justice. She is Research Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Global Health and Justice Project in the Center for Law, Science and Global Health. She also maintains appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health in the Departments of Global Health and Bioethics and Humanities. She has had ongoing projects in Indonesia since 1999 and currently has an extended appointment as Visiting Professor at University of Gadjah Mada School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, where she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2011-2012. Currently, she is Principal Investigator on two projects focused on building bioethics capacity in university medical schools in South Asia and the Middle East. Her leadership roles include Chair of the Human Right to Family Planning Initiative, Senior Global Health and Ethics Advisor at East West Management Institute, Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society in Melbourne, Australia, and Co-Chair of International Collaborations in the Asia Pacific Consortium for Bioethics.
Dr. Rivin's professional experience ranges from clinical pediatrics and adolescent medicine to clinical trials; epidemiology; emergency humanitarian assistance; public health and human rights program development and evaluation; and bioethics institutional capacity building. In addition to domestic work, Professor Rivin has field experience in Cambodia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Israel, Nepal, People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Yemen.
She has consulted with Ministries of Health, large governmental and international organizations, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization, and various non-governmental organizations.