Dr. Khoshnood is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and executive committee member at Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale MacMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than three decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among people who use drugs and other at-risk populations. Dr. Khoshnood's research interests include: 1) epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS, 2) research ethics and 3) humanitarian health. His projects are primarily in China, Lebanon and Bhutan. Dr. Khoshnood teaches a new course on health in humanitarian crises.
Editorial Board and Staff
- Nathaniel A. Raymond is Executive Director of the Humanitarian Research Lab at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and a Lecturer in the Department of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) at YSPH. He was formerly a Lecturer of Global Affairs at the Jackson School for Global Affairs from 2018 - 2022. His research interests focus on the health implications of forced displacement; methodologies for the assessment of large-scale disasters, including pandemics; and the human rights and human security implications of information communication technologies (ICTs) for vulnerable populations, particularly in the context of armed conflict. Previously, he was the founding Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health from 2012 – 2018. From 2010 to 2012, he was Director of Operations for the George Clooney-founded Satellite Sentinel Project at HHI, which utilized high resolution satellite imagery to detect and document attacks on civilians in Sudan and South Sudan. Raymond was Director of the Campaign Against Torture at Physicians for Human Rights from 2008 – 2010, leading investigations into the role of US health professionals in the Bush Administration’s “enhanced” interrogation program. Raymond served as a humanitarian aid worker with Oxfam America and was deployed to Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and the US Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Raymond has formally advised multiple UN, governmental, and non-governmental agencies, including the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in South Sudan, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Save the Children, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Association of South East Asian Nations, the US Naval War College's Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response program, and others. His work has appeared in Nature, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of General Psychiatry, Disasters, and other peer-reviewed publications.
- Dr. Brandt completed a general Preventive Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1989 and a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine in 1997. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on issues related to the design, development and use of informatics tools in the domain of clinical research, as well as health services research.
- Dr. Wang is an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine and core faculty at the Equity Research and Innovation Center and Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Her work is at the intersection of health equity, informatics, and data justice with a focus in optimizing health and health-related information, data, and technology for communities that have been marginalized. Her research goal is to improve the health of communities that have been marginalized by engaging them in the collection and use of health data and improving the quality of social and structural determinants of health data, such as race, ethnicity, and residential address. She leverages a participatory approach to center communities in the design, collection, (re-) use of their health data; understand communities' information and technology needs, improve information resources, and accelerate the dissemination of useful data back to communities, from electronic health record data to research study data.
- Kate Nyhan is a research and education librarian for public health at Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and a lecturer in environmental health sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She earned a post-master's certificate as an interprofessional informationist at Simmons University School of Library and Information Sciences. As an information expert, she contributes to evidence synthesis and metaresearch projects. Her research interests include research waste, reproducibility, reporting, and the information behavior of the public health workforce.
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