Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee


The mission of the Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee is to foster refugee health research among members of the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers and to act as a source of research expertise and support for the broader refugee health community.



The vision of the Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee is to create a refugee health evidence base and to support data driven program creation and evaluation in order to improve refugee health outcomes for refugee children, families, individuals and communities.



Download the Committee charter to learn more about our objectives.




Committee Chairs

Sarah Kimball, MD
Co-Director, Immigrant & Refugee Health Center, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Fatima Karaki, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI)
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Zuckerberg San Francisco General
Hospital and Trauma Center


Vice Chair

Colleen Payton, PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Moravian College


Research Agenda Subcommittee Chairs

Sarah Brewer, PhD MPA
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Amy J. Zeidan, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


Ethics Subcommittee Chairs

Julie M. Aultman, PhD
Director, Medical Ethics and Humanities Program, College of Graduate Studies
Professor of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Brittany DiVito, MPH FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner/Refugee Health
Valleywise Health/District Medical Group


Members (2019-2022)


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