PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
Shannon Doocy's research focuses on populations affected by disasters and conflict, including both refugees and internally displaced populations. Within the emergency context, her areas of interest include population based assessments, mortality, nutrition and food security, livelihoods and cash interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian assistance programs. Her research focuses on implementation science with the aim of informing humanitarian assistance and health programming and providing an evidence base for programs and policies in emergency and post-emergency settings.
Her research includes improving assessment methodologies in the post-disaster settings and urban refugee contexts; population based studies of mortality and injury in rapid onset natural disasters and conflict; assessment of nutrition status and food security in internally displaced and refugee populations; and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian assistance programs with a focus on cash interventions, livelihoods, and food insecurity. Recent research and projects have been implemented in collaboration with NGOs, UN agencies, and other academic institutions in a variety of countries including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Haiti.
Honors and Awards
Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for course entitled ‘Food, Nutrition and Livelihoods in Complex Emergencies,’ 2013.
American Public Health Association International Section, award for outstanding research in conflict epidemiology in Iraq, 2007.