Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH

FXB Faculty Affiliate

Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is a physician and founding co-director of the CHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA). He is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Basu is a Health Equity Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, and Faculty Affiliate at the FXB Center for…

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Monik C. Jiménez, SM, ScD

FXB Faculty Affiliate

Monik C. Jiménez is an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Certificate in Oral Epidemiology from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Her work is centrally focused on the role of carceral control in creating…

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Nancy Krieger, PhD

FXB Faculty Affiliate

Nancy Krieger is Professor of Social Epidemiology and American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Dr. Krieger is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist, with a background in…

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Pedja Stojicic, MD, MPH

FXB Faculty Affiliate

Dr. Pedja Stojicic is an Executive Director of People Power Health a group of community organizers and trainers focused on bringing the social movement and community organizing skills to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and healers. In the past, he was a Project Director at Rippel Foundation working with the Hospital Systems, RWJF, CMS, QIOs, Center for Public Health Leadership, Primary Care Progress, Way to Wellville, Healthcare Anchor Network and many others.…

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David Mills, MD

FXB Affiliate

Dr. David Mills is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and fellow in global health at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  He is an affiliate in the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at the Harvard Divinity School and a member of the Children in Crisis working group at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. David’s work focuses on the intersection of health and human rights, evaluating…

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Bram Wispelwey, MD, MPH

FXB Affiliate

Dr. Bram Wispelwey is a co-founder of Health for Palestine, a community organizing initiative in Palestinian refugee camps that seeks to maximize wellness and address health barriers via social accompaniment and creative integration with existing facilities. He is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and he also teaches at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Elizabeth D. Gibbons

Instructor

Elizabeth D. Gibbons, Instructor, is a key advisor on FXB Child Protection initiatives including its cross-graduate school Child Protection Certificate program and G. Barrie Landry Child Protection Professional Training program. One of FXB’s child protection experts, she advises students on case studies, presents her work and engagement across child protection systems, including at FXB’s monthly Work-In-Progress seminar series, and engages with HU graduate students and executive education students on issues…

Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, educator, author, speaker, and podcast host. He is a commentator at CNN and his newsletter, The Incision, cuts into the trends shaping our moment. His three books include Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic (Abrams Press, 2020), which diagnoses our country’s epidemic of insecurity and the empathy politics we will need to treat it; and Medicare for…

Joan Lombardi, PhD

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Lombardi is a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. Over the past 40 years, Joan has made significant contributions in the areas of child and family policy as an innovative leader and policy advisor to national and international organizations and foundations and as a public servant. She served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for…

Abhishek Bhatia, MS

FXB Affiliate

Abhishek Bhatia is a Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard. His primary focus is the use of information technology to improve healthcare delivery in low-resource settings.  He works on Professor Leaning’s Burden of War team at the FXB Center, analyzing (big) clinical data to study the public health impact of the war in Syria,…

Susan Bissell, BA, MA

Visiting Scholar

Since 1987, Susan Bissell’s career has focused on the rights, safety and security of children and she is currently serving on a number of Boards, teaching, and writing.  Susan spent over twenty-five years working in various capacities for UNICEF, and from 2016 until 2018 led the establishment of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and its associated Fund. From 2009 to 2015, Susan served as Associate Director and…

Siddharth Kara, JD, MBA

Visiting Scholar

Siddharth Kara is an author, researcher, screenwriter, and activist on modern slavery. He is a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Kara has authored three books on modern slavery: Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (2009); Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia (2012); and Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective (2017), each with Columbia University Press. Kara adapted his…

Mihir Bhatt, MA

FXB Affiliate

Mihir Bhatt directs the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, which he founded in 1989. AIDMI began as a three-person team and has grown to a staff of 83 working in 11 activity centers. He is a member of the managing committee for the mumbaiVOICES project, a grassroots effort to record and discuss the Mumbai train bombing of July 11, 2006, and the response to that emergency (http://www.mumbaivoices.com). Bhatt has pushed for…

Emily Y.Y. Chan, MD, SMPIH, DFPH (UK)

FXB Affiliate

Professor Emily Y. Y. Chan is director of the Collaborating Centre at Oxford University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, director of the Centre of Global Health, convener of the Climate Change and Health Study Group, and a member of the faculty of medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Apart from being a public health research expert, she is also an…

Michael D Lappi, MPH, MS, DO, PhD

FXB Affiliate

Dr. Michael Lappi has extensive experience in the field of humanitarian relief and disaster medicine having served throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. In 2005, Lappi led the first ever American Red Cross Public Health Team during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts and conducted a comprehensive assessment and analysis of over 200 shelters and nearly 25,000 evacuees. Most recently, he provided invaluable medical assistance to…

Sudhir Anand, PhD, MA

Fellow

Dr. Sudhir Anand is Professor of Economics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, and a world-recognized development economist. The author of many books and articles on health economics, human development, and the theory and measurement of economic inequality, he is the lead author of the Cost of Inaction. Anand is distinguished visiting scholar with Harvard FXB and for the past several years has been Visiting Professor of Global Health and…

Sergio Aguayo, PhD, MA

Visiting Scholar

Sergio Aguayo is a Professor at the Centro de Estudios Internacionale, El Colegio de México, where he coordinates the Seminar on Violence and Peace and recently published a report investigating two mass killings in Mexico by gangs in the drug trade. The Wilson Quarterly recently published his analysis of the need for the United States and Mexico to join together to fight organized crime, and why it has not happened…

Lara Jirmanus, MD, MPH

Fellow

Dr. Lara Jirmanus is primary care physician in the Family Medicine Department at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She has been involved in grassroots organizing, advocacy and research for many years, addressing worker and immigrant rights in the US, social movements and infectious diseases in Brazil and the impacts of conflict and displacement in the Middle East. Her current research focuses on the health of Syrian refugees and host populations in…

Pamela Steiner, MA, MEd, EdD

Senior Fellow

Dr. Steiner is a Harvard FXB Center Senior Fellow and an associate of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She directs the Intercommunal Trust Building Project, which aims to contribute to an improvement in the relationship between Armenian and Turkish communities. More generally, the project seeks to add to understanding of the psychology that propels violence between communities as well as the psychology of healing and building productive relationships post-violence. The project’s…

Lynne Jones, OBE, FRCPsych, PhD

FXB Affiliate

Dr. Lynne Jones is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, writer, researcher, and relief worker. Jones has been engaged in assessing mental health needs and establishing and running mental health services in disaster, conflict, and post-conflict settings around the world since 1990. Her latest book is The Migrant Diaries, published by the Refuge Press in 2021. This draws on reflections, which the FXB Center has been publishing on its website, about…

Kathleen Hamill, JD, MALD

FXB Affiliate

Kathleen Hamill, JD, MALD, is a human rights lawyer. She has taught courses on human rights and international law at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, since 2002. During this time she also worked as an independent researcher, advocate, and consultant in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Her recent scholarship and related policy work has focused on promoting and protecting the rights and wellbeing of children as…

Deborah Rose, MPH, SM, PhD

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Rose is a chronic disease epidemiologist with interests in psychosocial epidemiology, demography, environmental health, and sustainable development. She has spent over 20 years designing and analyzing data from the US National Health Interview Survey focusing on 1990 Health Objectives, Healthy People 2010, tobacco use, Hispanic health, and advising the Ministries of Health of Hungary, Mexico, and Taiwan on best practices for their health interview surveys. She also was the…

Jumana Odeh, MD, MPH

Visiting Scholar

A pediatrician, public health expert, and director of the Palestinian Happy Child Center, Dr. Jumana Odeh is an acknowledged health leader in the Palestinian Occupied Territory. Odeh began her medical service to the Palestinian people in 1981 as a hospital pediatrician at Augusta Victoria Hospital – Jerusalem and as a project manager volunteer for Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, followed by a stint as a team leader at Caritas…

Elizabeth Newnham, MPsych, PhD

Fellow

Dr. Elizabeth Newnham is an early career fellow at Harvard FXB Center. Her research examines mental health outcomes for children and adolescents living in chronic adversity, and the development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in disaster and post-conflict settings. Newnham joined Harvard FXB Center in 2010 as the inaugural American Australian Association Morgan Stanley Pediatrics Fellow. She completed her master of psychology (Clinical) and PhD at The University of Western Australia,…

Roger-Claude Liwanga

Roger-Claude Liwanga, S.J.D, LL.M.

FXB Affiliate

Dr. Roger-Claude Liwanga is an FXB Affiliate specializing in Human Trafficking and Forced Labor. He is also an adjunct law professor at Emory Law School (where he teaches the Child Protection and International Human Rights course and the Advanced International Negotiation seminar), and an assistant professor at Albany State University’s Criminal Justice Department. His research interests include human trafficking, child protection, human rights, international law, laws of war, comparative criminal…

Josyann Abisaab, MD

FXB Affiliate

Dr. Josyann Abisaab is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and a faculty member of the Global Emergency Medicine Program at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of interest include global health, complex humanitarian emergencies and refugee protection. She has conducted human rights research and advocacy in the Middle East and, in 2014, joined a team of Harvard FXB researchers on a rapid…

Jay Lemery, MD, FACEP FAWM

Fellow

Dr. Jay Lemery is an assistant professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College and has an interest in the effects of environmental change on health and human rights. He is the director of Cornell Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, a university-wide collaboration promoting education, research, and training in unpredictable and austere environments. He serves as a member of the Global Health Steering Committee at Weill Cornell. Lemery is a consultant to…