Dr. Gregg Greenough has worked extensively in applying epidemiologic methods to public health problems within conflict and disaster-affected populations. After graduating from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed a residency and fellowship in emergency medicine at UCLA and earned an MPH at Johns Hopkins University. He held joint faculty positions in emergency medicine and international health at Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health while working at the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response there. Greenough has worked in relief operations in the Balkans, Central America, Africa, the US, and the Palestinian Territories and has researched disaster preparedness in Tanzania; protracted refugee health in Kenya, Tanzania, and Colombia; the burden of disease in the Hurricane Katrina-displaced population; and the effects of landmines on human security in Angola. He has directed two national nutrition and food security studies and an emergency medicine development project in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
As research director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Greenough provides senior leadership in establishing the initiative’s research agenda, designing and implementing field studies, supervising the analysis of data, interpreting data to relevant humanitarian stakeholders and the academic world, and mentoring the next generation of humanitarian health workers. He is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and continues to practice emergency medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital as an attending physician and faculty member of the Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine.