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The Center for Refugee and Disaster Relief



One of the Center’s goals is to train the leaders of tomorrow through degree and certificate programs, and through innovative education programs uniquely tailored for governmental and nongovernmental organizations. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by employing international emergency medicine fellows and work-study students and by assisting Humanitarian Assistance/Health and Human Rights Concentration students.




Students and fellows associated with the Center
Doctoral Students:
Megan NarasimhanMegan Narasimhan is a PhD student in the Health Systems program in the Department of International Health. Her interests are in health in complex emergencies and protection of vulnerable populations. She has a background in human rights and documenting human rights abuses. Before coming to Baltimore she has worked on public health programs in Ghana and Rwanda, with special studies in genocide and genocide prevention. She completed her MPH at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan where she also completed her undergraduate work summa cum laude and is a member of phi beta kappa. Her advisor in the Center is Shannon Doocy.
International Emergency Medicine Fellows:

DavidScardinoDavid Scordino MD stayed on in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  after completing his Emergency Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins as the incoming Disaster Medicine and Public Health Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine. David has worked in Haiti, Guyana, and Peru and has multiple national and international presentations and publications to his name. David's interest focuses on disaster response and recovery, focusing on accountability of the donor's to the recipient population as well as on improving efficiency and reducing cost. David is currently working to complete his MPH in May 2016.


Arun Nair MD, is the International/Global Health fellow in the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he worked on the developent of low-cost medical devices with the school of biomedical engineering. 

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