Bard Faculty

Helen Epstein

Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health

Primary Academic Program: Human Rights

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global Public Health, Global and International Studies


B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Cambridge University; M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Author, The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007; published in paperback as The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa, Picador, 2008). Has contributed articles to newspapers and journals including New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Lancet, among others. Adviser to numerous international organizations on HIV prevention; consultant on public health in developing countries to UNICEF, World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and other organizations. At Bard since 2010.


Phone: 845-758-7203
Location: Aspinwall
Office: 205