Courtland Robinson, PhD

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Department/Institute Affiliation(s)

Department of International Health

Core Faculty Member

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Bio:

Courtland Robinson received his PhD in Demography from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2004 and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of International Health (with a joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health) and also Deputy Director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. He has worked in the field of refugee and disaster programs and policy since 1979, with positions in the United States (Indochina Refugee Action Center and the US Committee for Refugees) and internationally (Save the Children, World Education, Mercy Corps and the Asian Research Center for Migration). His research interests have focused on populations in migration, whether displaced by conflict or natural disaster, or in the context of migrant labor and human trafficking.  Recent projects include: evaluation of the impact of humanitarian aid on durable solutions for populations displaced by the tsunami in Indonesia; measuring impact of migration and displacement on physical and mental health of older adults in the Republic of Georgia; a study of drought and famine on mortality and displacement in Somalia; and a three-country study of sexual and reproductive needs and services for very young adolescent (10-14 year old) refugees (Somalis in Ethiopia, Burmese in Thailand, and Syrians in Lebanon).

Research Interests:
  • International Health
  • Refugees
  • Demography of forced migration
  • Disasters
  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Forced labor and human trafficking
  • Migrant Health
Honors and Awards:
  • Paul A. and Esther C. Harper Award in Population and Family Health Sciences (2004)
  • MacArthur Foundation, Program on Peace and International Cooperation, Research and Writing Award (1992-1993)

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