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Susan Bartels

Susan Bartels

Investigating the social determinants of health for women and children in humanitarian crises: often the most impacted during humanitarian crises, this research helps inform policies and practices to improve their well-being and health.

[Dr. Susan Bartels]
Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Health Equity
Tier 2

Addressing the Aftermath

At least 132 million people around the world need life-saving humanitarian assistance because of war and natural disasters. Many face health problems due to trauma and lack of basic medical services — and women and children are often the hardest hit.

Dr. Susan Bartels, Canada Research Chair in Humanitarian Healthy Equity, is investigating the personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that determine health among women and children affected by war and disaster. She and her research team are gathering evidence to inform policies and practices that will improve women’s and children’s health and well-being while reducing the negative impacts experienced from war and disasters.