March 16, 2023 Recap – Prevention Model and Core Guiding Principles
Dr. Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta and Dr. Sarbinaz Bekmuratova present on Prevention Model and Core Guiding Principles: Tools for Best Practice and Multidisciplinary Collaboration within the Anti-Trafficking Movement.

Quarterly Meeting
March 16, 2023

Dr. Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta and Dr. Sarbinaz Bekmuratova presented on Prevention Model and Core Guiding Principles: Tools for Best Practice and Multidisciplinary Collaboration within the Anti-Trafficking Movement. This presentation enabled the audience to use existing research to inform their practice and encourage narrowing existing gaps in the literature in order to achieve long-term goals of identifying, effectively assisting, and supporting victims/survivors of Human Trafficking (HT). This meeting will have an interactive component after the presentation to encourage collaboration among constituents. Our virtual audience was able to opt-in to Zoom Breakout Rooms to discuss pre-selected topics related to the presentation. In-person attendees were broken out into different groups for discussion.


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Richie-Zavaleta & Bekmuratova
Speaker Bios

Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta

Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS, is a research fellow at the Center for Justice and Reconciliation and an adjunct faculty for the Department of Sociology at the Point Loma Nazarene University. She also is part of the Graduate and Professional Studies Program for the MPH online program at the University of New England where she advises graduate students through their public health master thesis advanced policy projects. She graduated from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University with a doctorate in public health with emphasis in community health and prevention. She was also trained at the University for Peace, an UN-mandated educational institution in Colon, Costa Rica, where she earned a Master of Arts in international Peace Studies. Dr. Richie-Zavaleta also earned a Master of Arts in Sociological Practices. Her diverse academic and professional background encompasses public health, sociological practices, human rights, and policy. This multidisciplinary background is reflected in her research interest, which focuses on vulnerable and marginalized populations such as survivors of sex trafficking, immigrants, disenfranchised youth, prevention of gender-violence and women’s health. One major contribution of her work has focused on bringing forth the understanding the experiences of survivors of sex trafficking and their intersection with healthcare services with the goal of informing best practices at such settings and policy.

Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, PhD, MS – Social justice has been the driving force in Sarbinaz Bekmuratovaeverything I have been doing in my life. While working for Doctors Without Borders, and United Nations Development Program in my home country, I realized my passion for human rights and serving others, particularly underserved and marginalized populations. I obtained my master’s degree in Community Health from Minnesota State University in 2012. Following that, I earned my Ph.D. degree in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2017. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. I currently also serve as a Chair-Elect for Human Rights Forum and Co-Chair for the Women’s Caucus at the American Public Health Association. Violence against women (VAW), has been the primary area in my research that included intimate partner violence, sexual violence, structural violence, and human trafficking. In recent years, I have been primarily focusing on researching human trafficking in the United States and abroad. Healthcare providers are frontline professionals in secondary and tertiary prevention of human trafficking, but not all healthcare professionals have fully joined the anti-trafficking movement yet. I have been exploring the intersection of human trafficking and occupational therapists who have a significant potential role in fulfilling the complex rehabilitation needs of human trafficking survivors through the application of a holistic approach. My recent work also concentrated on domestic minor sex trafficking among vulnerable youth including youth from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds and youth with disabilities in the state of Nebraska. My international research captures sex and labor trafficking in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan by investigating effective ways to disrupt illicit transnational human trafficking supply networks.

This presentation highlighted the following studies:

Reviewing the topic resources ahead of time was not required, but encouraged.

  1. Richie-Zavaleta, A. C., Bekmuratova, S., Pray, M. C., & Saylor, M. (2022). Core guiding principles for applied practice in prevention, identification, and restoration. Paths to the Prevention and Detection of Human Trafficking
  2. Bekmuratova, S., Richie-Zavaleta, A. C., & Boyle, C. (2021). Human trafficking: An evaluation of doctoral occupational therapy students’ awareness, knowledge, self-efficacy, and future training. Journal of Human Trafficking
  3. Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, Edina Butler & Lauren M Homicile (2022) Future Public Health Anti-trafficking Training: An Exploratory Inquiry among Public Health Graduate Students to Understand their Levels of Awareness, Knowledge, and Self-efficacy in Order to Prevent, Identify, and Assist Survivors of Human Trafficking, Journal of Human Trafficking


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