Ossama Zaqqout

Researcher, Signal Program on Human Security and Technology

Ossama Zaqqout is an experienced Public Health Professional with MPH in Global Health from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. He is specialized in public health emergencies and humanitarian response, with a demonstrated history of working in emergency and disaster contexts such Palestine (Gaza), Syrian borders, Jordan, and Libya. Zaqqout have worked for the Palestinian Red Cresset Society, Palestinian Ministry of Health, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Rescue Committee (IRC). He received several trainings in humanitarian response such as Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights (HuSEHR) from Humanitarian Academy at Harvard University and Management of Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ossama Zaqqout research interests and works focus on integrating evidence-based practices in humanitarian logistics, strategy planning and design, humanitarian financing, health information systems and geospatial analysis in humanitarian response. Currently, his research work quantifies the effects of new technologies, innovations, and telecommunication on displaced populations, refugees and asylum seekers during crisis. Ossama Zaqqout works as Researcher at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative on investigating the effects of using technology, mobile phones, and WiFi by displaced populations on their safety, security, psychosocial well-being and access to services.