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Elizabeth Kucinich
 
Elizabeth Kucinich

Elizabeth Kucinich is the director of public and government affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organization of physicians and laypersons that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. As director of public and government affairs, Ms. Kucinich helps shape PCRM’s initiatives to reform federal nutrition policies and to promote alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research.

She is currently campaigning for the passage of the Great Ape Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would phase out invasive testing on chimpanzees. She is also working to cut wasteful government spending that subsidizes the production of low-nutrient and unhealthy foods linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other wide-spread illnesses. The same subsidies have devastating consequences to food security, food safety, climate change, water and land ecology and small farmers, while making factory farms economically viable.

Ms. Kucinich is an experienced policy analyst and legislative advocate. Before joining PCRM, she was an advisor and congressional liaison for the president of the United Nations General Assembly. She also organized the American Monetary Institute’s first international conference on monetary reform.

A longtime global health advocate with a commitment to child development and education, Ms. Kucinich has directed the Village Education Project in India and taught secondary school in rural Tanzania. She now advises several education and community-building projects in East Africa.

Ms. Kucinich is actively involved in the Congressional Human Rights Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her master’s degree in international conflict analysis at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.

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