With over 100 million people displaced globally due to conflict, climate change and persecution, the need for rigorous, inclusive, ethical and sustainable solutions to ease the suffering of vulnerable communities has never been greater.
Historically, scientists and engineers have played a relatively modest role in addressing refugee crises and forced displacement challenges. However this is changing with a number of positive developments in recent years.
Centering on health equity, our panel will talk about some of these developments.
Dr. Muhammad Zaman is an HHMI professor of Biomedical Engineering and Global Health at Boston University. He received his master’s and P.h.D from the University of Chicago. In addition to five books and over 130 peer-reviewed research articles, Professor Zaman has written extensively on innovation, refugee and global health in newspapers around the world. His newspaper columns have appeared in over 30 countries and have been translated into eight languages. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and research, the most recent being Guggenheim Fellowship (2020) for his work on antibiotic resistance in refugee camps.
Allison McDonald – Assistant Professor of Computing & Data Sciences, Boston University
Daniel Parker – Associate Professor of Population Health & Disease Prevention, University of California, Irvine
Devin Bowes – Assistant Professor, USC Arnold School of Public Health
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