REBEAT: Sold for a Chrysler 300

It’s time for another Repeat! This is one of our earliest episodes and it is a favorite because of one woman’s powerful story. Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack) is a survivor of human trafficking. She speaks with us about her experiences in the life, how she got out, and how she was able to move on with her life. 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 patients who may be trafficked, create a safe space, and offer support and resources. And, finally, our own Dr. Julia Magaña discusses how she manages this in pediatric patients. 

Stay tuned for our next episode for important new research and updates!

Did you listen to this episode when it first aired? How was your practice changed since then, in terms of screening for human trafficking? Share your thoughts with us on social media @empulsepodcast or at


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

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


Annika Huff, Advocate, Speaker and Survivor 

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

Dr. Rachel Robitz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Program Director of Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency at UC Davis

Dr. Nick Sawyer, Emergency Physician, former Associate Professor at UC Davis


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

HEAL Trafficking


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

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