Shannon Doocy, PhD
Co-Director, Health in Crisis MPH Concentration
Associate Director for Research, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
Division: Health Systems
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
- Global Health, Center for
- Refugee and Disaster Response, Center for (CRDR)
- Water Institute, The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore , Maryland
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 programs and providing an evidence base for programs and policies in emergency and post-emergency settings.
Current research includes improving assessment methodologies in the post-disaster context; population based studies of mortality and injury in rapid onset natural disasters and complex emergencies; 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 Lebanon, Jordan, Haiti, the Philippines, South Sudan, Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.
humanitarian assistance, disasters, conflict, complex emergencies, food security, nutrition, mortality, livelihoods, assessment, monitoring and evaluation
Doocy S, Cherewick M and Kirsch T. (2013). Mortality after the Haitian earthquake of 2010: A stratified cluster survey. Population and Health Metrics 11(5), 25 Apr 2013 e-publication ahead of print, doi: 10.1186/1478-7954-11-5.
- Tappis H, Doocy S, Paul A and Funna S. (2013). Food security and development in South Sudan: A call to action. Journal of Public Health Nutrition 16(9):1631-6.
Doocy S, Sirois A, Biermann E, Tileva M, Storey JD, and Burnham G. (2011). Food Security and Humanitarian Assistance among Displaced Iraqi Populations in Jordan and Syria. Social Science and Medicine 72(2):273-82.
Doocy S, Tappis H, Haskew C, Wilkinson C and Spiegel P. (2011). Performance of UNHCR Nutrition Programs in Post-Emergency Refugee Camps. Conflict and Health 5(1):23.
Ozcelik O, Gorokhovich Y, Doocy S. (2010). Storm surge modeling with Geographic Information Systems: Estimating areas and population affected by Cyclone Nargis. International Journal of Climatology 2013; 32(1):95-107. December 9 2010, e-publication ahead of print.
Selected publications from the past five years with high impact factors (selected from a total of 66 peer reviewed publications).