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Dr. Jeffrey Barrows is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who in 2005 began working with the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons office to study the health consequences of human trafficking. From 2005-2008, he compiled and submitted an annual report to the Director of the State Department’s -Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking of Persons. This research resulted in the article Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional published in the May 2008 Southern Medical Journal. He began teaching healthcare professionals how to recognize potential human trafficking victims and in 2006, he completed a consultation on the health needs of trafficking victims in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He is the Founder of Gracehaven, a non-profit organization working to build a shelter for adolescent girls who are victims of child sex trafficking in Ohio. He is also the Director of the Abolition International Shelter Association, an association of trafficking shelters across both the U.S. and the world.