The Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program is an interdisciplinary group that works to build resilience and health in communities afflicted by armed conflict or structural violence.  Led by Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, this program engages with academics, practitioners, and policy makers to promote innovations in global health research and to evaluate resilience-building interventions.


Catherine Panter-Brick
May 7, 2021

Humanitarian research with Syrian refugees can be difficult to conduct in-person, due to COVID-19 containment, security, and logistics issues. Catherine Panter-Brick, the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs, and a team of scholars and scientists...

January 25, 2021

The short documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience won the Best Documentary Short jury award at the Raw Science Film Festival. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team of scientists led by ...

January 13, 2021


The 38 minute documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience was filmed by award-winning filmmaker, Ron Bourke. It won the best documentary award at the 2020 Sci-On film festival, the Jury award for Best Short Documentary at the Raw Science...

October 15, 2020

The documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience, made by award-winning filmmaker Ron Bourke, showcases the study conducted by the research team leading this Program at Yale University, in collaboration with...

Summary Activities

In 2019 and 2020, goals were to initiate a new project on the intergenerational transmission of trauma with Syrian refugees in Jordan, host several Colloquia on Humanitarian Systems, and initiate new work on faith-based organizations and cross-border migration.  This contributed to global discussions informing the future of humanitarian interventions.  

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