Research, Evaluation, and Ethics

Committee

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Who we are

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Publications/Presentations

Examples

Some example publications and presentations that represent collaboration among committee members are listed below.

Publications

Presentations

  • Payton, C., Kumar, G.S., Kimball, S., Clarke, S.K., AlMasri, I., & Karaki, F. Strategic planning for refugee health research: Prioritizing activities for a research, evaluation, and ethics committee. Workshop at the 2021 North American Refugee Health Conference; 2021, September 11, virtual.

  • Zeidan, A., Brewer, S., Payton, C., Dawson-Hahn, B., Agrawal, P., & Talavlikar, R. Future directions and priorities for Refugee Health Research: Building a roadmap. Workshop at the 2022 North American Refugee Health Conference; 2022, June 23, Cleveland, OH.

  • Aultman, J., Zaaeed, N., Atem, J., Whiting-Collins, L., Payton, C., & DiVito, B. Applying cultural humility to an ethical review of refugee research. Workshop at the 2022 North American Refugee Health Conference; 2022, June 24, Cleveland, OH.

Logic Model

Download the logic model to learn more about our strategic plan for the SRHP Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee.

Note. Logic model template derived from Taylor-Powell, E., & Henert, E. (2008). Developing a logic model: Teaching and training guide. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, Program Development and Evaluation.

Learn More About Our Objectives

Download the committee charter to learn more about our objectives.

Need assistance?

Complete a Research Collaboration Form to request assistance from the Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee.

Leadership & Members

Committee Chairs

Sarah Brewer, PhD MPA
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, ACCORDS
Associate Director, Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network (COCONet)
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

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

Vice Chair

Rachel Talavlikar, MD CCFP cTropMed
Family Physician, Mosaic Refugee Health Program
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary

Research Agenda Subcommittee Chairs

Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD MPH
University of Washington

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

Ethics Subcommittee Chairs

Tim Holland, MD, MA, CCFP(EM)
Head, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University
Medical Lead, Newcomer Health Clinic, Nova Scotia

Najah Zaaeed, DrPH, LMSW, MPA, CHES®
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Wellness State University of New York, Oswego

 

Refugee Review Board

Anisa Ibrahim, MD, University of Washington

Mahri Haider

Ibrahim Almasri, MD

Jacob Atem, PhD, MPH

Noor Flanagan Almusahwi

Yusef Al-Molieh, MSC, University of Toronto

Matilda Rial, MBBS, MPH

Ola Alani, MS, Stanford University

Farduus Y Ahmed, MSW

Russel Jabber

Shams ur Rahman Rahmanzai

Tara Dahal

Rabea Alriffai

Members

Pooja Agrawal, MD MPH
Yale University

Ibrahim AlMasri, MD
University of Calgary

Jacob Atem, PhD MPH
Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization

Julie M. Aultman, PhD
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Sarah Brewer, PhD MPA
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD MPH
University of Washington

Brittany DiVito, MPH FNP-BC
Valleywise Health/District Medical Group

Lisa H. Gren, PhD MSPH
University of Utah

Fern R. Hauck, MD MS
University of Virginia

Tim Holland, MD
Dalhousie University

Anisa Ibrahim, MD
University of Washington

Fatima Karaki, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Heval Kelli MD
Georgia State University School of Public Health
Twitter: @hevalkellimd
Website: www.hevalkelli.com

Sarah Kimball, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

Amir Mohareb, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Colleen Payton, PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Moravian University

Duncan Reid, MD
Harborview Medical Center; EthnoMed

Rachel Talavlikar, MD CCFP cTropMed
Mosaic Refugee Health Program
University of Calgary

Lillian Whiting-Collins, PhD MSPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mark L. Wieland, MD MPH
Mayo Clinic

Najah Zaaeed, DrPH, LMSW, MPA, CHES
State University of New York, Oswego

Amy Zeidan, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

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Are you a current Society member interested in joining the Research Evaluation and Ethics Committee? Apply here.

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