Annjanette Alejano-Steele, Ph.D.

Research and Training Director, Co-Founder

Dr. AnnJanette Alejano-Steele (A.J.) is currently a professor and interim chair in the in the Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  She has taught about human trafficking since 2000 and researched and trained on the subject since 2005. She coordinates Metro State’s Human Trafficking Academic Response Team that has supported survivors of human trafficking in their pursuit of higher education.  Her expertise has focused upon multicultural psychology, health access for vulnerable populations, and comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. She currently serves on five national working groups focusing on trauma and human trafficking–three for the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health on Trauma-informed care, Administration for Children and Families and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; one for the American Psychological Association Task Force on the Trafficking of Women and Girls and the U.S. Bureau of Justice National Institute of Justice Expert Research Working Group on Human Trafficking.

aj@combathumantrafficking.org 303.295.0451

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