ARCH - A Research Collaborative for Global Health Equity

ARCH (Alliance for Research and Equity in Global Health)
ARCH (Alliance for Research and Equity in Global Health)

Dr. Susan Bartels

Dr. Susan Bartels is a Clinician-Scientist at Queen’s University. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, she conducts global public health research focused on how women and children are impacted by humanitarian crises. While much of her work has been in Sub-Saharan Africa, she has also worked in the Middle East as well as in Asia and Haiti. She is currently the lead investigator on research projects funded by the World Bank / Sexual Violence Research Initiative, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance. Dr. Bartels is interested in using innovative methods to improve understanding of health-related topics in complex environments such as armed conflict and natural disasters. After completing fellowship training in international emergency medicine and a Masters of Public Health degree at Harvard University, Dr. Bartels was faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative where she conducted research for the Women in War program. Dr. Bartels returned to Queen’s University in 2014 and maintains affiliations with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative as well as with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. 

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Reshma Parvin Nuri

Reshma Parvin Nuri is currently pursuing a PhD in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her doctoral research examines how the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is working to meet the needs of children with disabilities (CWDs) and their families in order to ensure their fundamental human rights and dignity. Ms. Nuri has several years of professional experience in working with CWDs and their families as a physiotherapist and researcher. She also worked two years as a Gender Coordinator and Internal Evaluator in an international development project supported by the government of Canada prior to immigrating to Canada.

Her dissertation title is: Policy to practice: what works to meet the needs of families of children with disabilities in Bangladesh