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					                     APRU World Institute Workshop
  “The Role of Universities in Addressing Emerging Public Health Threats
                         in the Asia Pacific Region."

                              May 24-26, 2007
                  School of Public Health, Peking University


PROFILE




                           Gilbert BURNHAM
                           Co-director, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
                           Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
                           Johns Hopkins University




Academic Degrees
MD, Loma Linda University, 1968, MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical
Medicine, 1977, Ph.D., University of London, 1988

Departmental Affiliation
International Health
Health Systems Program

Email: gburnham@jhsph.edu
Phone: 410-955-3928
Fax: 410-614-1419

Research and Professional Experience

Dr. Gilbert M. Burnham is the co-director of the Center for Refugee and Disaster
Response at Johns Hopkins. He has extensive experience in emergency preparedness
and response, particularly in humanitarian needs assessment, program planning, and
evaluation that address the needs of vulnerable populations, and the development and
implementation of training programs. He also has extensive experience in the
development and evaluation of community-based health program planning and
implementation, health information system development, management and analysis, and
health system analysis. He has worked with numerous humanitarian and health
development programs for multilateral and non-governmental organizations, regional
health departments, ministries of health (national and district level), and communities in
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. A major current activity is the
reconstruction of health services in Afghanistan.

Keywords
Refugees, Disasters, International Health, Community Health and Health Systems,
OpenCourseWare,

Research Projects

Building Afghanistan'S Capacity To Address Aids, TB And Malaria: Monitoring And
Evaluation

Care And Maintenance For Liberian Refugees

Contract For Nutritional Assessment East Sudan

Evaluation Of Safe Water System-Fixed Price Subcontract For Technical Support Under
Ehpii

Flagship Course On Health Sector Reform

Health Impact Of Improving Water In Afghanistan

Hiv/Aids Program Assessment

Improving Palestinian Health In Lebanon

Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa

Partner Support For Emergency Malaria And Malaria-Related Disease Prevention And
Control In Liberia

Strengthening Tanzanian Disaster Response



Selected Publications

• Robinson C, Lee MK, Hill K, Burnham G. Rising mortality in North Korean households
reported by migrants in China. Lancet,1999;354:291-295..
• Kalter HD, Houssain M, Burnham G, Khan NZ, Saha S, Ali MA, Black RB. Validation of
caregiver interviews to diagnose common causes of severe perinatal and neonatal
illness. Paediatirc and Perinatel Epidemiology, 1999;13:99-113.
• Sheik M, Gutierrez M, Bolton P, Spiegel P, Thieren M, Burnham G. Deaths among
humanitarian workers BMJ, 2000;321:166-8.
• Kipp W, Kamugisha J, Jacobs P, Burnham G, Rubable T. Cost-sharing in Kabarole
district, western Uganda: communities’ and health professionals perceptions about
health financing. Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries, 2000;2:30-
38
• Seet B, Burnham G, Fatality trends in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, 1948-
1998. JAMA. 2000;284:598-60.
• Burnham G, Abdallah S. The Johns Hopkins and Red Cross / Red Crescent Public
Health Guide for Emergencies. Johns Hopkins University, 2000.(book)
• Spiegel, P. Sheik M, Burnham G. Accuracy of health information in 52 refugee camps.
Disasters. 2001;25:72-80.
• Kipp W, Kamugisha J, Jacobs P, Burnham G, Rubale T. User fees, health staff
incentives and service utilization in Kabarole District, Uganda. Bulletin of the World
Health Organization 2001;79:1032-1037.
• Robinson C, Len MK, Hill K, Hsu E, Burnham G. Demographic methods to assess
food insecurity: A North Korean case study. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
2002;16:286-92
• VanRooyen M, Hansch S, Curtis D, Burnham G. Emerging issues and future needs in
humanitarian assistance. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2002;16:216-222.
• Burnham G. Maternal Mortality among Afghan refugees. Editorial commentary, Lancet,
2002; 359: 639-40
• Burnham G, Rowley E, Ovberedjo MO. Quality Design: a planning methodology for the
integration of refuge and local health services, West Nile Uganda. Disasters, 2003,
27:54-71.
• Burnham G, Pariyo G, Galiwango E, Wabwire-Mangen F. Discontinuation of cost-
sharing in. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2004;82:187-95.
• Burnham G, Mbrathu, T. Delivery of Ivermectin. Tropical Medicine and International
Health,2004;9:A26-A44.
• Allan R, Burnham G. Medicine for Refugees. Lancet, 2003 Dec;362 Suppl:s34-5
• Karunakara U, Neuner F, Schauer M, Singh K, Hill K, Elbert T, Burnham G.,
Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder amongst Sudanese nationals, refugees
and Ugandan nationals in the West Nile. African Health Sciences,2004;4:83-93.
• Waters H, Rehwinkel, JA, Burnham G. Economic Evaluation of Mectizan Distribution,
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2004;9:A66-A25.
• Singh, K., Karunakara UK, Burnham G, and Hill KH. Forced Migration and Under-five
Mortality: A Comparison of Refugees and Hosts in Northwestern Uganda and Southern
Sudan. European Journal of Population. in press
• Ahmet A, Edward A, Burnham G. Health indicators for mothers and children in rural
Herat Province, Afghanistan. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2004;19:221-224.
• Nsungwa-Sabitti J, Burnham G, Pariyo G, and the Uganda IMCI documentation team.
Implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) programme in
Uganda Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries, 5 Nov 2004, 1-15.
• Doocy S, Norrell D, Burnham G. Credit program outcomes: coping capacity and
nutritional status in the food insecure context of Ethiopia. Social Science and Medicine,
2005;60:2371-82.
• Singh K, Karunakara U, Burnham G, Hill K. Using indirect methods to understand the
impact of forced migration on ling-term under-five mortality. Journal of Biosocial Science,
2005 Nov;37(6):741-60.
• Roberts L, Lafta R, Garfield R, Khudhairi J, Burnham G. Mortality before and after the
2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey. Lancet, 364:1857-64.
• Pariyo G, Gouws E, Bryce J, Burnham G, Improving facility-based care for sick
children in Uganda. Policy and Planning, 2005; Suppl 1:i58-i68
• Rowley E. Burnham G. Protracted Refugee Situations: Parallel Health Systems and
Planning for the Integration of Services. Journal of Refugee Studies, May 2006.
• Smith J, Burnham G. Conception and Death in Afghanistan. Editorial Commentary,
Lancet 2005, Lancet. 2005,365:827-8.
• Doocy S, Norrell D, Teffera S, Burnham G. Outcomes of an Ethiopian Microfinance
Program and Management Actions to Improve Service. Journal of Microfinance,
2005;7:1-16.

				
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