Who We Are

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide center involving multiple entities within the Harvard community that provide expertise in public health, medicine, social science, management, and other disciplines to promote evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance.

To see a list of our University-wide partners, click here.


HHI is led by a faculty Director and receives strategic guidance from a Steering Committee.


HHI Faculty hold a primary affiliation and academic faculty appointment within one of the Harvard Schools.

Affiliated Experts

Those with primary affiliations at another institution.


The Fellows program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative provides an academic base for leading experts in the field of humanitarian assistance. HHI fellows hold a one year visiting scientist appointment at the School of Public Health.The Fellows bring a wealth of professional experience and knowledge to the learning environment and serve as a valuable resource for HHI’s core programs.


HHI's staff administers the organization's programs and research.