Gilbert Burnham, MD, MS, PhD

Academic Rank

Professor

Department/Institute Affiliation(s)

Department of International Health
School of Nursing

Core Faculty Member

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Bio:

Dr. Burnham is the founder of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at Johns Hopkins. He has extensive experience in emergency preparedness and response, particularly in humanitarian needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation that address the needs of vulnerable populations, and the development and implementation of training programs. He has worked extensively in the development and evaluation of community-based health program planning and implementation, health information system development, management and analysis, and health system analysis. Dr Burnham's work has involved numerous humanitarian and development programs for multilateral and non-governmental organizations, regional health departments, ministries of health (national and district level), and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Recent activities include work with health systems and displaced populations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan and Lebanon. Dr. Burnham teaches a number of graduate courses in public health of displaced populations and community health program development.

Research Interests:
  • Refugees
  • Disasters
  • International Health
  • Community Health
  • Health Systems
  • Open Coursework
Honors and Awards:

JHU Golden Apple teaching awards (2), University Alumnus of the Year, Loma Linda University (California) 2010


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