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.

  • Hauck, F. R., & Brown, C. (Eds.). (2021). Immigrant Health, An Issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, E-Book (Vol. 48, No. 1). Elsevier Health Sciences. https://www.primarycare.theclinics.com/issue/S0095-4543(20)X0005-4
  • 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.
  • Payton, C., Kumar, G.S., Kimball, S., Clarke, S.K., AlMasri, I., & Karaki, F.M. (2021). A logic model framework for planning an international refugee health research, evaluation, and ethics committee. Health Promotion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248399211035703
  • Zhang, M., Gurung, A., Anglewicz, P., Subedi, P., Payton, C., Ali, A., Ibrahim, A., Haider, M., Hamidi, N., Atem, J., Thang, J., Wang, S., Kim, C., Kimball, S.L., Karaki, F., Nazhat, N., Abouagila, M., & Yun, K. (2021). Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine among refugees in the United States. Public Health Reports, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/00333549211045838
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 Kimball, MD
Co-Director, Immigrant & Refugee Health Center, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

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

Vice Chair

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Barnett, MD
Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine

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

Mahri Z. Haider, MD MPH
Harborview Medical Center

Fern R. Hauck, MD MS
University of Virginia

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

Colleen Payton, PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Moravian University

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

Katherine Yun, MD MHS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania

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

Amy Zeidan, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

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