Faculty Publications

2022

Kaveh Khoshnood
Hybrid warfare strategies include weaponization of healthcare, the use of non-conventional weapons, and strategic displacement of civilian populations via direct targeting, sexual violence, disinformation campaigns, and disruption of essential services such as water, food, gas, and access to health...
Kaveh Khoshnood
The objective of this scoping review is to describe the global evidence on factors associated with HIV acquisition among individuals affected by humanitarian crises. Introduction: Humanitarian crises are described as an event or series of events originating from natural causes or human intervention...
Kaveh Khoshnood
Background: Armed conflict and the HIV pandemic are significant global health issues. Evidence of the association between armed conflict and HIV infection has been conflicting. Our objective was to examine the role of mediating risk factors, such as engagement in transactional sex work, to...
Kaveh Khoshnood
HIV rates among men and transgender women who have sex with men (MTWSM) in Lebanon are consistent with a concentrated epidemic. Geopolitical and social circumstances leave these communities vulnerable to HIV spread. To document this risk encountered by Lebanese native and displaced Syrian MTWSM,...
Hani Mowafi
Background Arabic-speaking refugees are the largest group of refugees arriving in the United States since 2008, yet little is known about their rates of healthcare access, utilization, and satisfaction after the end of the Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) period. Methods This study was a cross-...
Angelica Ponguta
National-level monitoring of quality of early childhood education (ECE) is key to achieving inclusive and equitable education. Most countries report structural quality while process characteristics are rarely observed at the national level. This study examined the associations between ECE and...
Angelica Ponguta
Family engagement in early learning and education is considered a key predictor of children’s development. However, little is known about the link between family engagement in early learning opportunities in sociocultural diverse contexts, particularly in low- and-middle-income countries....
Angelica Ponguta
Quality early childhood development (ECD) settings that address children’s needs holistically provide safe and nurturing opportunities for children to thrive. We evaluated, through a quasi-experimental design, the impact of a social-emotional skills-building program (Pisotón) across ECD...
Angelica Ponguta
Despite the vast amount of research that supports investing in early childhood development and education in emergencies (ECDEiE), this area of programming continues to be underprioritized and underfunded. We applied a strategic problem-solving framework to systematically address the challenge of...
Elisabeth Wood
Drawing on original fieldwork, other primary and secondary sources, we assess whether widespread sexual violence during Myanmar’s 2017 military operations against Rohingya communities was policy (ordered or authorized by commanders) or practice (driven from below and tolerated by commanders...