Funding Committee

The assessment of research proposals is conducted by an independent Funding Committee and managed by Elrha. The Funding Committee comprises 10 experts in humanitarian health, acting in an independent personal capacity, drawn from academic institutions, NGOs and governmental organisations. The Chair of the Funding Committee is Dr Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In addition to the funding committee, the R2HC draws upon a wider pool of technical experts in specific areas to help ensure a robust review of proposals.

Paul Spiegel

Professor and Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health (Chair)

Carlos Navarro Colorado

Medical Epidemiologist, Centre for Disease Control

Gilbert Burnham

Professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a member of the Center for Humanitarian Health

Bayard Roberts

Professor Health Systems and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Les Roberts

Professor, Population & Family Health, Columbia

Nate Miller

Health Adviser, UNICEF

Michelle Gayer

Director Emergency Health, IRC

Iza Ciglenecki

Operational Research Coordinator, MSF

Michael Toole

Board Member and Senior Nutrition Advisor, Burnet Institute

Ann Canavan

Vice President Programs, ThinkWell

Therese McGinn

Professor (Retired) of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and advisor to the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative

Oliver Morgan

Director of the Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Department, WHO Health Emergencies Program

Emmanuel D’Harcourt

Senior public health physician, Independent

Mesfin Teklu Tessema

Director Health, International Rescue Committee

Elrha is hosted by Save the Children, a registered charity in England and Wales (213890) and Scotland (SC039570).

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