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.


Researchers surveyed women from low-income households in Amman, Jordan — both Syrian refugees and Jordanians — to assess the makeup of their social networks and better understand how those networks affect their senses of empowerment and well-being. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Panter-Brick)
July 31, 2023

A first-of-its-kind study examines the social networks of women from low-income households, including Syrian refugees, in Amman, Jordan.

July 10, 2023

Four decades of war, political upheaval, economic deprivation and forced displacement have profoundly affected both in-country and refugee Afghan populations.

November 10, 2022

Scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers will speak about implementation challenges to designing resilient peace agreements, as well as engaged monitoring and fostering public participation when integrating peace agreements into policy.  Our two keynotes will focus on dilemmas of peace-...

October 3, 2022

On the ground, how can research initiatives unfold to make meaningful contributions to real-world practice and real-time policy? This article draws on a case study evaluating an innovative program to alleviate toxic stress, boost resilience, and promote social inclusion among Syrian refugee and...

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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