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Mahmoud Hariri

Dr. Mahmoud Hariri holds a Doctorate of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, and a  Master Degree in General Surgery, faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University.

Mahmoud goes by the name Abdulaziz and has been a trauma surgeon in Syria. He is joining HHI through the Scholars at...

Erin Downey

Dr. Downey has more than 20 years experience in building healthcare crisis response systems, including 12 years working with the U.S. Government managing the administration of more than $17.3 million healthcare and medical emergency preparedness contracts.

Most recently she has served as...

Jacqueline Bhabha
Daniel Schrag
Birthe Anders

Birthe holds a PhD in War Studies from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and a Diplom in Political Science and Law from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany. Her research focusses on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), NGO security and civil-military relations....

Ruba Zinati

Ruba Zinati is a Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at HHI and formerly Senior Researcher at Jordan Institute of Diplomacy JID Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. She holds a Bachelor of Physics and a Master’s degree in...

Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science: People
Operation Lightening Thunder and LRA migration (2008-2009)

The failure of the Juba Peace Talks and increasing levels of LRA violence prompted new government military efforts. The UPDF launched an attack on LRA bases in the DRC dubbed “Operation Lightening Thunder” (OLT). This was done in cooperation with the governments of southern...

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Mark Anthony Toldo

Mark Toldo joined the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in 2019. Prior to joining HHI, Toldo worked as a media producer, writer, and researcher for ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest media company in the Philippines. He devoted most of his journalism career to producing documentaries and specials on...

Female former abductees, South Sudan
John Milner
Sean Kivlehan

Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Brigham and is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He has worked...

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Alexandros Lordos

Dr. Alexandros Lordos holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cyprus.

Alexandros Lordos is Research Director of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). In this capacity, he has led the development of the...

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Vandana Sharma

Dr. Vandana Sharma is Project Director for the External Evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme at HHI and a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child...

Michael VanRooyen

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) at Harvard University.  He is also the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. VanRooyen has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over...

child marriage: resources
Sheri Fink
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