Dabney P. Evans named interim director of the Emory University Institute for Developing Nations

The Laney Graduate School is pleased to announce that Dabney P. Evans, MPH, PhD will serve as Interim Director of the Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), effective immediately.

Partnering with The Carter Center and units across Emory, IDN is committed to finding new ways for higher education to help solve some of the world’s most complex development problems by connecting practitioners and scholars working to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. Dr. Evans is exceptionally qualified to provide continuity in leadership for this mission.

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 2011. She is Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Hubert Department of Health in the Rollins School of Public Health and director at both the Center for Humanitarian Emergencies at Rollins and the Emory Institute of Human Rights. Her current research projects focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, specifically the relationship between anti-femicide legislation and perceptions of intimate partner violence in Brazil.

As one of the first faculty to include health and human rights in the public health curriculum, Dr. Evans has charted new interdisciplinary paths uniting public health, human rights and humanitarian response to advance human rights discourse across a range of public health issues. Since 2010, her teaching and training activities have touched over 19,000 learners from 171 countries, and she is responsible for the training of one in every ten employees at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was also the instructor of the first English language MOOC on Ebola Virus Disease and a Coursera course on Health in Humanitarian Emergencies.

Her public scholarship has appeared in the Pacific Standard, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and The Hill, where she is a regular contributor. She also serves on several editorial boards, is current vice-chair of the Human Rights Forum of the American Public Health Association, and represents Emory on the steering committee of the Interagency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crisis.

We welcome Dr. Evans to this interim position and look forward to the continued success her leadership will bring.

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Dabney P. Evans receives 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health

Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of global health at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, has been selected as the recipient of the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health.

Evans was nominated by Carlos del Rio, MD. Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health.

“Dabney is an outstanding professor, innovative researcher and passionate public health advocate,” says del Rio. “This award speaks to her vast contributions to the field of health and human rights, as well as to Emory University. The recognition is greatly deserved.”

The award is presented annually to “an outstanding emerging professional” from APHA’s International Health Section.

“Receiving this award is particularly meaningful at this point in my career,” says Evans, who recently celebrated 20 years working in global health. “Since the APHA annual meeting is in Atlanta this year, I will get to enjoy receiving the award in my home town, the ‘public health capital of the world.'”

Evans is globally recognized for her research, writing and lectures on health and human rights. Among the first to introduce health and human rights into the U.S. public health curriculum, Evans’ teaching and training activities have directly reached more than 19,000 people from 171 countries. She is director of the Emory Center for Humanitarian Emergencies and executive director of the Emory Institute of Human Rights. In addition, she is currently serving as interim director of the Institute for Developing Nations.

Evans will receive her award during the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo, held Nov. 4-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

 

Source:  Emory News Center

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The Next Stage of Activism: Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights

Dr. Dabney P. Evans presents a webinar for the Emory Alumni Association.

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Women at march give thanks to men

Women at march give thanks to men, Atlanta, Journal-Constitution, February 1, 2017

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Dr. Dabney P. Evans reflects on the Women’s March

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Photo credit:  Dabney Evans

WABE-FM | Closer Look: Women’s March on Washington;
January 23, 2017
Dabney Evans, assistant professor of global health at the Rollins School of Public Health and director of the Institute of Human Rights at Emory University, talks about her experience at the Women’s March on Washington today on ”Closer Look.”

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Why women are marching on Washington

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The Hill | Why women are marching on Washington
January 21, 2017
Dabney P. Evans, an assistant professor and director of the Institute of Human Rights at Emory University, provides insight on the purpose of the Women’s March on Washington.

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“Doctors are dying in Syria” named one of The Hill’s top stories of 2016

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The Hill | 4 big international stories of 2016
December 29, 2016
Emory University professor Dabney P. Evans, together with Lara S. Martin of Emory’s Center for Humanitarian Emergencies (of which Evans is director), wrote “Doctors are dying in Syria,” detailing the number of attacks against hospitals in the war-torn country.

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