Violence and Health
Violence and health are intricately related and are an emerging focus of study in public health. Violent conflict refers to various forms of conflict including war, armed conflict, genocide, and others. In the last decade, violent conflict has been increasingly recognized as a leading cause of excess mortality and morbidity in some regions and populations of the world. This new academic field is in need of more empirical studies and currently lacks theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide empirical studies.
- Working group for Conflict, Resilience and Health initiative lead by Catherine Panter-Brick and the Jackson Institute
- "Conflict, Resilience and Health Initiative", a workshop to be held in 2013 at the Yale MacMillan Center (funded by the Kempf Fund)
- On-going collaborations with the Middle East Initiative (served as chairman 2009) at Yale MacMillan Center
- Symposium on “Health and Conflict in the Middle East” on the campus of the American University of Beirut in March 2009 organized in partnership with the American University of Beirut and with support from the Yale Council on Middle East Studies.
- Guest editor of a special issue of the Journal Global Public Health focused published in early 2011.
- Leads a reading group for the emerging literature and provides academic support to researchers interested in this perspective on health and well being.
Catherine S. Todd, David Macdonald, Kaveh Khoshnood, G. Farooq Mansoor, Mark Eggerman, Catherine Panter-Brick. Opiate use, treatment, and harm reduction in Afghanistan: Recent changes and future directions. International Journal of Drug Policy. Volume 23, Issue 5, Pages 341-345, September 2012.
Molly Moran, Kaveh Khoshnood, Tarik M. Ramahi, Marwan Khawaja, Marcia Inhorn. Violent Conflict and Population Health in the Middle East. Editorial: Special Issue of Journal Global Public Health on Violent Conflict and Population Health in the Middle East, July 2011.