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Veronica Ades, MD, MPH
Director, EMPOWER Clinic for Survivors of Sex Trafficking and Sexual Violence


Veronica Ades, MD, MPH is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and the Director of the EMPOWER Clinic. She attended medical school at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and obtained residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. After residency, she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ades then completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Disease through the University of California, San Francisco, where she lived and worked in rural Uganda, conducting research on placental malaria in HIV-infected and uninfected women. Dr. Ades also completed a Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness at the NYU School of Medicine.


Dr. Ades is currently a faculty member at the New York University School of Medicine (NYUMC), serving as both an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Global Women’s Health, while also doing clinical work at the New York Harbor VA and at Gouverneur Health. At NYUMC, Dr. Ades has created an educational and research partnership with Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana and has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on assignments in Aweil, South Sudan in 2012 and 2016 and in Irbid, Jordan in 2013.


In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ades is the Director and Principal Investigator of theEmpower Lab at the College of Global Public Health at NYU. Her Lab has active research projects on various issues in sexual and gender-based violence including post-sexual trauma gynecologic care, intimate partner violence, military sexual trauma, and global women’s health.