Dr. Haar’s research interests include studying the impact of human rights violations, such as torture, violations of free speech and assembly, and war crimes, on health. Recent projects include understanding the health impacts of crowd control weapons (such as tear gas and rubber bullets) and being a chapter editor on the 2022 revision of the Istanbul Protocol, the Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Current research includes studying the impacts of war crimes and violence against healthcare, with studies in Colombia, Syria and Myanmar. She is particularly interested in the protection of health workers and health services in conflict and in developing strong research methodology in fragile contexts
Dr. Haar serves on the board of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.