Fellows

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.

Senior HHI Fellows (HSPH Visiting Scientists)

Ali Ardalan, MD, PhD

Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Associate Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative


Frederick "Skip" M. Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM, FAAP, FACEP

Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Professor, Department of Community Emergency Health, Monash University Medical School 

Senior Associate Faculty, Department of International Health, Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University

Adjunct Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences


Michael D. Lappi, MPH, MS, DO, PhD

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialist
Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health


Philip D. Parks, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance
Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Specialist


Paul Spiegel, MD, MPH

Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

HHI Fellows

Emmanuel Letouzé

Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Non-Resident Adviser, International Peace Institute


Pablo Marco Blanco, MPA, MsC

Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative


Michael Hughes, PhD Candidate, Brown University

Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative


Dr. Patrick Kroker

Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

HHI Affiliated Fellows

Yousef Alawad, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Khaldoon AlKhaldi, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Mai Alshammari, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Michael Bouton, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Anas Khan, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Selwyn Mahon, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Payal Modi, MD, MPH

Fellow: BWH International Emergency Medicine Fellowship


Amelia Nelson, RN

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Kristin Reed, RN

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Michael Rubin, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Kevin Ryan, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC


Ritu Sarin, MD

International and Disaster Fellow, BIDMC