Dabney P. Evans




Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH is an exceptional public health leader, serving as an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Hubert Department of Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is a mixed-methods researcher of issues affecting vulnerable populations at the intersection of public health and human rights. Dr. Evans received her Master of Public Health degree in 1998 from Emory University and her doctoral degree in law from the University of Aberdeen (UK) in 2010. She is Director of the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory University Institute of Human Rights.

Through her scholarly research, Dr. Evans has long served at the forefront of scholars in both global health and human rights. Given her multidisciplinary educational background, her research has charted new interdisciplinary paths at the intersection of public health, human rights and humanitarian response. Dr. Evans’ current projects include a study of stigma and discrimination among Ebola survivors, a rights-based evaluation of the HPV vaccine policy development in Brazil, a longitudinal analysis of asylum data from the Southeastern United States.

An editor of the text, Rights-Based Approaches to Health (Springer, 2011), Dr. Evans has advanced human rights discourse across a range of public health issues and has published numerous book chapters, scholarly articles and commissioned works. She is on the editorial boards of the journals MEDICC Review and Healthcare in Low-resource Settings.

Dr. Evans is a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Service Honor Society, US Human Rights Network Taskforce on the elimination of racial disparities, past-president of the Georgia Federation of Professional Health Educators, and past-chair of the International Human Rights Committee of the American Public Health Association. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. In 2013 she co-chaired the Emory University Academic Learning Community on Brazil and in 2014 was a candidate to the executive board of the American Public Health Association. She is a Board member of Medical Education in Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC).

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Sep 25th 2017

This course covers the technical and management principles that are the basis of planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs for acutely displaced populations in developing countries. The emphasis is on refugees in camp situations. The course includes modules on assessment, nutrition, epidemiology of major health problems, surveillance, and program management in the context of an international relief operation.

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Sep 4th 2017

Learn about the evolving Ebola epidemic and its various aspects including disease prevention, management and treatment, response to the epidemic, ethical considerations, and the post-Ebola global health landscape.

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