Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Health
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
Lindsay Stark, DrPH, is an internationally recognized expert on the protection and wellbeing of women and children in humanitarian and development settings. She has over a decade of experience leading applied research with agencies — including UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, the International Refugee Committee and Women’s Refugee Commission — in Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Dr. Stark’s particular area of expertise is measuring sensitive social phenomenon and evaluating related interventions that seek to reduce violence, abuse and exploitation of women and children.
Prior to joining the Brown School, Stark was an Associate Professor at Columbia University where she served as Director of Research for the Program on Forced Migration and Health and Director of the CPC Learning Network. Currently, Stark is leading a mixed methods study (The Study of Adolescent Lives after Migration to America, or SALaMA) to assess the mental health and psychosocial well-being of adolescents resettled to the U.S. from Arab-majority countries. Additionally, she is leading a series of analyses of the Centers for Disease Control’s national Violence Against Children studies to support an upcoming Lancet Series on gender norms and health. Among other current projects, Stark is supporting the development of an inter-agency measure to evaluate self-reliance of refugee households as they emerge from dependency on international humanitarian aid.
Learn more about Dr. Stark here.