Episode 2: Sold for a Chrysler 300

Episode 2: Sold for a Chrysler 300

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In light of this, we have a very special episode for you. Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack), a trafficking survivor, speaks with us about her experiences in the life, how she got out, and what she is doing now. Then, Dr. Bryn Mumma takes us through her research on how we can better identify potential victims in the ED. Dr. Rachel Robitz shares some advice on how to approach these patients, create a safe space, and offer support and resources, and our own Dr. Julia Magaña discusses how she manages this in pediatric patients.


Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Nick Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, California ACEP Board Member, and Director of UC Davis UNITED


Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack), Advocate, Speaker and Survivor

Dr. Bryn Mumma, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Rachel Robitz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Training Director of Family Medicine/Psychiatry


Screening for Victims of Sex Trafficking in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Program.


Mumma BE, Scofield ME, Mendoza LP, Toofan Y, Youngyunpipatkul J, Hernandez B. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):616-620. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.2.31924. Epub 2017 Apr 17. PMID: 28611881

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888


WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

2 thoughts on “Episode 2: Sold for a Chrysler 300

  1. This is a great summary on how a trafficked individual may present to the ED and a reminder of how challenging the ED can be for someone in this situation. We should all have protocols in place to provide resources for those who need it. Keep the great work coming.

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