Jeff Barrows

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. In May 2008, he published the article Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional in the Southern Medical Journal. In 2006 he began teaching healthcare professionals how to recognize potential human trafficking victims and in June of that year, he completed a consultation for the State Department on the health needs of trafficking victims in Sierra Leone and Liberia. In 2008, he founded Gracehaven, an organization assisting victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in Ohio through outreach, case management and residential rehabilitative care. In 2014, he served as a member of the Technical Working Group on health and human trafficking under HHS’s Administration for Children and Families. He is a founding board member of HEALTrafficking and currently serves as Founder of Gracehaven, a rehabilitative facility for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in Ohio.