Dalia Brahmi, MD, MPH

Family physician, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Dr. Brahmi earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Family and Community Medicine Residency Program. She also completed a Family Planning Fellowship from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and a Faculty Development Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center’s Department of Family and Social Medicine. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Brahmi worked as a high school teacher, HIV peer educator, and international human rights advocate. She developed a strong interest in refugee health when performing medical exams for survivors of torture with Survivors International and Physicians for Human Rights. Dr. Brahmi has experience incorporating comprehensive reproductive health services—including uterine evacuation for miscarriage and abortion—into primary health clinics, and has trained clinicians in abortion and contraception in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She worked as a medical officer at the World Health Organization (WHO), compiling scientific evidence on abortion and contraception that contributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the WHO’s safe abortion guidance. For six years, Dr. Brahmi served as Associate Medical Director of Ipas, an international nongovernmental organization working to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion. She currently travels throughout North Carolina providing reproductive health care and training, and is active in advocacy and education efforts with Physicians for Reproductive Health and the Reproductive Health Access Project.