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.


Credit: Taghyeer Organization
May 17, 2022

To do good science, we need to include diverse perspectives, work across disciplines and think outside the box while reminding ourselves that our goal as scientists is to serve humanity. I am sharing my story to encourage others to trust their gut feelings and to...

April 14, 2022

Responses to early life adversity differ greatly across individuals. Elucidating which factors underlie this variation can help us better understand how to improve health trajectories. Here we used a case:control study of refugee and non-refugee youth, differentially exposed to war-related...

February 16, 2022

Executive Summary

  • Fathers are agents of change, influencing family dynamics, wellbeing, and collective social action across generations.
  • Concrete examples of community-level interventions demonstrate that fathers matter for raising children with a disposition for peace...
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...

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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