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Virtual launch event: "Lessons from the field," a Conflict and Health/BMC Public Health collection

In association with the “Lessons from the field: Confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises” collection in BMC Public Health and Conflict and Health, Fogarty’s Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) hosted an online launch event in May 2021.

The sessions highlighted several cases studies from the collection and stimulated discussion around the field of humanitarian health research. Recordings feature presentations and discussion from case study authors, Steering Committee members, and experts in the field.

Updated May 27, 2021

Session Recordings

Session 1: Lessons from the field: Confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises

View recording: Lessons from the field: Confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises

An introduction to the collection including presentations by four different authors and discussion on the unique challenges encountered and strategies employed to conduct health research in varying crises contexts globally.

Featured Panelists:

  • Brandon Kohrt, George Washington University (Moderator)
  • Bachera Aktar, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University [Related publication]
  • Rana Dajani, Hashemite University [Related publication]
  • Lara Ho, International Rescue Committee
  • Denisse Vega Ocasio, Emory University [Related publication]

Session 2: Cross cutting topics: The role of communities, partnerships and knowledge translation in humanitarian health research

View recording: Cross cutting topics: The role of communities, partnerships and knowledge translation in humanitarian health research

An exploration of cross-cutting themes relevant to the collection of case studies, including: conducting research for and with communities, and sharing findings back to communities; working in partnership with local and international actors; and translation of research into policy and practice.

Featured Panelists:

  • Iman Nuwayhid, American University of Beirut (Moderator)
  • Donal O'Mathuna, The Ohio State University [Related publication]
  • Yoke Rabaia, Birzeit University
  • Abdi Dalmar, Somali Research and Development Institute (SORDI)

Session 3: Case Studies from Syria: An in-depth look at research

View recording: Case Studies from Syria: An in-depth look at research

A discussion of the complexity of health research related to the Syrian crisis and insights and shared learning from four unique case studies.

Featured Panelists:

Session 4: The future of humanitarian health research

View recording: The future of humanitarian health research

An examination of key issues for the future of humanitarian health research and how the case studies can contribute to the field.

Featured Panelists:

  • Nalini Anand, Fogarty International Center, NIH (Moderator)
  • Bayard Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, Conflict and Health
  • Muna Khalidi, Beit Atfal as-Somoud/Forward Film Production
  • Shafiqa Mehry, Aga Khan University
  • Yap Boum, MSF Epicentre

Steering Committee Members

  • Nalini Anand, Fogarty International Center, NIH
  • Blythe Beecroft, Fogarty International Center, NIH
  • Seydou Doumbia, University of Bamako
  • Rita Giacaman, Birzeit University
  • Brandon Kohrt, George Washington University
  • Naoko Kozuki, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Vesna Kutlesic, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH
  • Aubrey Miller, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH
  • Amit Mistry, Fogarty International Center, NIH
  • Iman Nuwayhid, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Donal O'Mathuna, The Ohio State University
  • Yoke van der Meulen, Birzeit University
  • Makeda Williams, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH

Inquiries

Amit Mistry, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Center for Global Health Studies
Fogarty Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation
Email: amit.mistry@nih.gov

Blythe Beecroft, M.S.
Global Health Research and Policy Analyst (Contractor)
Center for Global Health Studies
Fogarty Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation
Email: blythe.beecroft@nih.gov