Suzanne L. Harrison, MD
Disclosures: NO DISCLOSURE

Florida Hospital Grand Rounds

August 2, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.


Suzanne Leonard Harrison, MD, FAAFP, FAMWA



Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking:

Compassionate Care for Survivors of Trauma and Abuse




Suzanne Harrison, MD is Professor of Family Medicine & Rural Health at the Florida State University College of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Programs and teaches in a four years of medical education. Dr. Harrison also precepts at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Family Medicine Residency. She is the President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).


Dr. Harrison is an expert in intimate partner violence, child abuse and human trafficking, and regularly provides related educational content for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. She has advocated for victims of violence throughout her career, providing free care to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and performing medical examinations as part of asylum evaluations for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. She founded AMWA’s anti-trafficking committee, and is actively involved in the national effort to provide education to healthcare professionals on the recognition and response to victims of human trafficking. Relevant publications include AMWA’s position paper, “Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States” and Intimate Partner Violence,” published in American Family Physician.


Dr. Harrison, a board-certified family physician, is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Women’s Association. She has been recognized for her mentorship and dedication to humanism with induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Hippocratic Award and the Exceptional Mentor Award. She is a loving mother of four grown children, a wife, a daughter, and happily lives with her husband and dog in Tallahassee, Florida.