Rebecca Laks

Health and Human Rights Practitioner


Rebecca Laks is currently pursuing a Master's of Public Health in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and is interning at International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region.

Laks has worked in reproductive and sexual health research in Africa, in health education at a community clinic in Oakland, California, and has coordinated reproductive and child health projects at a rural Bolivian medical clinic. She has traveled extensively, particularly throughout Latin America, and is interested in the intersection between new media and public health and human rights.

Featured Work

Firewood market in Darfur. CREDIT: <a href="">Genocide Intervention Network</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

DEC 9, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Alternative Fuels Take Root in Refugee Camps

Faced with scarce firewood, humanitarian organizations are introducing efficient alternative-fuel stoves to Darfur and other refugee camps worldwide.