Alexander Vu, DO, MPH
School of Medicine, JHU
Core Faculty Member
Faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health. His work and research are focused on developing measurement methods and interventions to improve health outcomes for refugees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable marginalized populations affected by the disparities of access to health. He is principle investigator on several recent studies: 1) National HIV Surveillance among at risk populations in Afghanistan; 2)Use of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) as an alternative assessment method to measure impact of health interventions and health outcomes in conflict affected West Darfur; 3) Development of health information systems to track health outcomes of Tibetan refugees living in India and Nepal; 4) Conducting national level studies to compare the health morbidities, access to health and prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) among stateless persons to individuals with documented citizenship who are living in Cote d’Ivoire and the Dominican Republic; 5) Development and validation of a screening tool to identify survivors of GBV in displaced and refugee women and girls in Ethiopia and Colombia and displaced men and boys in Uganda.
- Disaster response
- Disaster preparedness
- International emergency medicine
- International health systems monitoring and evaluation international development work HIV/AIDS
- The use of a lot quality assurance sampling methodology to assess and manage primary health interventions in conflict-affected West Darfur, Sudan.
- Psychometric properties and reliability of the Assessment Screen to Identify Survivors Toolkit for Gender Based Violence (ASIST-GBV): results from humanitarian settings in Ethiopia and Colombia.
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