Evan Lyon, MD


Heartland Alliance


August 11, 2017


Homeless Healthcare, Human Rights, and Criminal Justice


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About Dr. Lyon

Dr. Lyon is the Chief Integrated Health Officer at Heartland Health Outreach serving the primary care, behavioral health, psychiatric, and oral health needs of people experiencing homelessness in Chicago.

His academic interests encompass global health, human rights scholarship and advocacy, social medicine, prisoner health, and medical education. He has collaborated with Partners In Health in Haiti and at other sites for more than 20 years.

Dr. Lyon is an advocate, researcher, and author on health and human rights. He is on the board of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago and is a contributing editor at the academic journal “Health and Human Rights.” Dr. Lyon is the lead faculty on a University of Chicago funded project to advance “Rights-based Approaches to Tuberculosis” in collaboration with the Law School.

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