Faculty Publications

2021

Katherine McKenzie
According to US Customs and Border Protection, over 473,000 family units and 76,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended in 2019, a multi-fold increase from previous years. Thus, the number of children who may be eligible for humanitarian relief has increased significantly. For those claiming...
Katherine McKenzie
In July 2019, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report urging the Venezuelan government to take immediate action to address the ‘grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights’ occurring in the country. This case study highlights the...
Hani Mowafi
Background: Arabic-speaking refugees are the largest group of resettled persons in the United States since 2008, yet little is known about their rates of healthcare access, utilization and satisfaction. Methods: From January to December 2019, a household survey was conducted of Arabic-speaking...
Angelica Ponguta
Colombia has endured one of the world’s longest internal displacement crises in recent history. Programs that address the practices and psychosocial wellbeing of the community of caregivers of young children in protracted crises are urgently needed. We developed and implemented a program aimed at...
Michael Skonieczny
During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person cadaveric dissection to teach anatomy was often omitted. While knowledge-based assessment can be evaluated via remote exams, soft skills (e.g., reflections on the topic of death) can often be overlooked. This study aims to quantitatively investigate how...
Elisabeth Wood
Scholars increasingly call for documentation and analysis of specific forms of conflict-related sexual violence. Moreover, accountability for crimes is stronger when specific patterns of victimization are documented. This article introduces the Repertoires of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (...
Teferi Adem
This chapter discusses some of the moral economic and kinship-based affective issues that influence the decisions of rural youth from South Wollo to move to Saudi Arabia as irregular labour migrants. This goal is achieved by examining the kinds of culturally expected entitlements and sentimentally...
Tracy Rabin
Global health and its predecessors, tropical medicine and international health, have historically been driven by the agendas of institutions in high-income countries (HICs), with power dynamics that have disadvantaged partner institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Since the 2000s...
Yukiko Koga
Chapter 9 in Overcoming Empire in Post-Imperial East Asia: Repatriation, Redress and Rebuilding, edited by Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov.     Book summary: When Emperor Hirohito announced defeat in a radio broadcast on 15th August 1945, Japan was not merely a nation; it was a colossal empire...

2020

James Leckman
Objective Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have explored the implementation and impact of early childhood parenting education programs in very fragile contexts and humanitarian settings. We tested the effects of a group-based intervention, the Mother−Child Education Program (MOCEP), on...