• Clinical Associate Professor, Retired
  • Visiting Professor, University of Gadjah Mada, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • President and CEO, Uplift International

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3980 15th Ave

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Seattle, WA 98195

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Beth E Rivin, MD, MPH is a pediatrician who has worked in global health for over 40 years and is a leader in the academic and practice area of global health and justice. She has had ongoing projects in Indonesia since 1999 and has an ongoing relationship as Visiting Professor at University of Gadjah Mada School of Medicine in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, where she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2011-2012. Her current work in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights is U.S. and global, in nature. As Principal Investigator on two Global South-South bioethics capacity building projects, she focused efforts on university medical schools in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is currently President and CEO of Uplift International, a Seattle-based NGO.

Dr. Rivin's professional experience ranges from clinical pediatrics and adolescent medicine to clinical trials; epidemiology; emergency humanitarian assistance; public health and human rights program development and evaluation; and bioethics institutional capacity building. Dr. Rivin has field experience in Cambodia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, People’s Republic of China, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Yemen. 

  • MD, East Carolina University
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • BA, University of North Carolina
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Indonesian
Health Topics 
  • Bioethics
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Education and Training
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Law
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Epidemiology and public health program design; implementation and evaluation; clinical pediatrics, capacity building in medical schools and medical associations, interdisciplinary field research in health and human rights.



Brian J. Morris, John N. Krieger, Jeffrey D. Klausner and Beth E. Rivin, “The Ethical Course Is To Recommend Infant Male Circumcision – Arguments Disparaging the American Academy of Pediatrics Affirmative Policy Do Not Withstand Scrutiny”, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, October, 2017.

Beth E. Rivin, Douglas S. Diekema, Anna C. Mastroianni, John N. Krieger, Jeffrey D. Klausner and Brian J. Morris, Critical evaluation of Adler's challenge to the CDC's male circumcision recommendations, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 24 (2016) 265-303.

Maureen C. Kelley, Tracy Brazg, Benjamin S. Wilfond, Liliana J. Lengua, Beth E. Rivin, Susanne P. Martin-Herz and Douglas S. Diekema, Ethical challenges in research with orphans and vulnerable children: qualitative study of researcher experiences, Int Health 2016; 8: 187–196.

Kimball, A.M. and Rivin, B.E., “Improving Health Equity and Sustainability by Transforming Public Health Surveillance”, Transforming Public Health Surveillance, ed. McNabb, Shaikh, Park, Outani, Ferland, Singh, Conde, Memish, Elsevier, 15th April 2016, Print ISBN: 9780702063374, Electronic ISBN: 9780702066214.

Beth E. Rivin, Convention on the Rights of the Child: Promoting Human Rights in Islamic Day Schools in Indonesia, 30 Med. & L. 331-44 (2011).