Team Projects

Project: Sparking systemic change: A trauma- and mental health-informed, community-based, early intervention model for survivors and at-risk girls and young women in Fulton County, Georgia
Location: Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Partners: youthSpark, Covenant House Georgia, Barton Child Policy and Law Center, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights: International Human Trafficking Institute and LGBTQ Institute
Staff: Suba Narasimhan, Nicole Gonzalez, Molly Neill and Audrey Sommer.

3-year collaboration to address the immediate needs of those at risk for or experiencing commercial sexual exploitation in Fulton County, Georgia while transforming systems to prevent it. 

Project: COVID-19 and intimate partner violence: The effect of movement related restrictions on partner violence and traumatic injury in Atlanta, Georgia
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Partners: Emory University School of Medicine, Departments of Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Staff: Suba Narasimhan, Nicole Gonzalez, Kathryn Wyckoff, and Kaylee Stephenson.

The proposed first of its kind mixed-methods study examines the effect of COVID-19 related movement restrictions on individuals seeking Emergency Room care at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia as a result of traumatic injury including intimate partner violence.

Project: Adapting the myPlan mobile application for use among Brazilian women experiencing intimate partner violence
Location: Brazil
Partners: Universidade Federal do Paraná, House of the Brazilian Woman-Curitiba
Staff: Nicole Gonzalez

The purpose of this study is the adaptation of the myPlan app, a secure safety planning resource, to prevent intimate partner violence and femicide among women in Brazil.

Project:  Male perpetrators’ accounts of intimate femicide: A global systematic review
Location:  Global
Partners: CONICET
Staff: Autumn Curran and Melanie Maino.

The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize the evidence on intimate femicide perpetration with a focus on the perspectives of male perpetrators, including their sense-making.

Project: Atlanta Asylum Network
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Partners: Institute of Human Rights
Staff: This project is managed by Dr. Amy Zeidan.

The Atlanta Asylum Network is program of the Institute of Human Rights at Emory that utilizes health professionals and student case managers who volunteer their time to evaluate asylum seekers. We provide affidavits of these evaluations to client’s lawyers for use in asylum hearings.

Project:  Center for Humanitarian Emergencies
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Partners: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Staff: This project is managed by Gladys Arome.

The Center for Humanitarian Emergencies at Emory (CHE@Emory) drives global collaboration, research and evidence-based training to improve the lives and well-being of populations impacted by humanitarian emergencies. The CHE@Emory combines the teaching and research strength of the RSPH with the applied technical skills of CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB).  Synergistically, the CHE@Emory offers a variety of programs designed to increase domestic and international capacity for effective response to complex humanitarian emergencies.  These programs include 1) a Certificate in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies open to Rollins School of Public Health students on a competitive basis; 2) the Global Humanitarian Emergency Fellowship, a competitive fellowship that invests in its fellows to create public health leaders in developing countries; and 3) International, field-based practicum opportunities designed to educate and train students to work in global humanitarian emergencies. Notably, CHE@Emory has a larger cadre of technical experts in global humanitarian emergencies than any other university or public health school in the world, including 15 technical experts from ERRB serving as adjunct faculty in the Hubert Department of Global Health.  Together, Emory and CDC share a joint vision of improving the lives of populations impacted by global humanitarian emergencies.

Project:  Humanitarian Emergencies Research Team
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Partners: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Staff: This project is managed by Molly Hancuh and Taylor D’Eramo

Established in 2013 this research group dedicated to working in the field of complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs).  The team is co-mentored by Dabney Evans and Eva Leidman, a staff member with the CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch.  In its first two years, the team worked on a range  of projects including developing teaching materials for an undergraduate class on CHEs, developing reports for WASH and TB projects in Haiti, developing a diagnostic tool for CHEs, and lastly a major project performing data entry, cleaning, and basic analysis of Facility Assessment data from a Maternal Mortality Project in Haiti.  Now in its third year, the group is engaged in developing resources for discovering who at Emory and around Atlanta work in the field of CHEs, developing pre-departure information for workers deployed to emergencies, and expanding a variety of skills in the area of CHEs.  For more information or if you’d like to collaborate with the team, please contact