While some may think of human trafficking as a global issue, it occurs right here in St. Louis.

The HTCN, supported by the Institute for Public Health, is an informal network of researchers, students, and community partners with a common interest in improving understanding of human trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable populations.

This website serves as our “Community Corner” where current and prospective members can find updates about our ongoing work and resources for getting involved.

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UMSL Assistant Professor of Social Work Erica Koegler

Dr. Erica Koegler has been on the Steering Committee of HTCN since 2018. In 2016, Dr. Koegler began collaborating with a St. Louis based agency that had received federal funding to combat human trafficking for over a decade. The collaboration sought to disseminate data around human trafficking, information which had previously been scant. From there, […]

Collaborator Spotlight! Rumi Kato Price, PhD, MPE

July 2020: The Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration is one of the Centers sponsored by the Washington University Institute for Public Health. The Center publishes a monthly Spotlight Series where you can meet Washington University faculty and students, as well as outside experts, practitioners, and policymakers working at the intersection of human rights, […]

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