What We Do


Undertake innovative research in humanitarian health science to discover and apply evidence-based strategies for prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and reintegration. 

Educate and Train

Educate and train individuals, governments and organizations on the latest theories and best practice approaches of humanitarian health science to allow for their evidence-based and practical application.


Empower individuals, communities, organizations and Governments to practically apply skills and expertise gained through research and education.


What Makes Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis So Different

As the WHO’s emergency coordinator for the Ukrainian refugee response,...

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A disaster response expert reflects on health of Ukraine’s...

Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns...

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What’s a good word for the welcome given to

Do countries taking in Ukrainian refugees have the ability to address their...

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Speaking of Psychology: Surviving the trauma of war

Episode 186 Since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, more than 4 million...

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How the War in Ukraine Is Causing Indirect Deaths

The Russian attacks on Ukraine are having a devastating impact on civilians. But...

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The Goodermote Humanitarian Award Presented to José Andrés...

Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD '79, ScM '75 invites you to join the live...

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