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.

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.Kimball@bmc.org

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
Fatima.Karaki@ucsf.edu

Vice Chair

Colleen Payton, PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Moravian College
paytonc@moravian.edu

Research Agenda Subcommittee Chairs

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

Amy J. Zeidan, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
amy.waldner@gmail.com

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
jmaultma@neomed.edu

Brittany DiVito, MPH FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner/Refugee Health
Valleywise Health/District Medical Group
brittany.divito@gmail.com

Members (2019-2022)

Pooja Agrawal, MD MPH
Yale University
pagrawalmd@gmail.com

Ibrahim AlMasri, MD
University of Calgary
ibrahim.almasri@ucalgary.ca

Jacob Atem, PhD MPH
Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization
jacob@sshco.org

Julie M. Aultman, PhD
Northeast Ohio Medical University
jmaultma@neomed.edu

Elizabeth Barnett, MD
Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine
ebarnett@bu.edu

Sarah Brewer, PhD MPA
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
sarah.brewer@cuanschutz.edu

Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD MPH
University of Washington
eedh@uw.edu

Brittany DiVito, MPH FNP-BC
Valleywise Health/District Medical Group
brittany.divito@gmail.com

Lisa H. Gren, PhD MSPH
University of Utah
lisa.gren@hsc.utah.edu

Mahri Z. Haider, MD MPH
Harborview Medical Center
mhaider@uw.edu

Fern R. Hauck, MD MS
University of Virginia
frh8e@virginia.edu

Anisa Ibrahim, MD
University of Washington
anisai@uw.edu

Fatima Karaki, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Fatima.Karaki@ucsf.edu

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

Sarah Kimball, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Sarah.Kimball@bmc.org

Gayathri S. Kumar, MD CPH
gasuresh@gmail.com

Colleen Payton, PhD MPH CPH MCHES
Moravian College
paytonc@moravian.edu

Rachel Talavlikar, MD CCFP cTropMed
Mosaic Refugee Health Program
University of Calgary
racheltalav@gmail.com

Learn More About Our Objectives

Download the Committee Charter

Learn More About Our Objectives

Download the Committee Charter

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