Neil Boothby


Founder, Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network
Professor, Department of Population and Family Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Neil Boothby, EdD, studies the developmental outcomes of children growing up in abject poverty, war, and other adverse environments. He has published extensively on the subject of children and adversity, and received a number of academic awards for his scholarship. Prior to joining Columbia University, Dr. Boothby worked with UN and NGO agencies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, including as the Senior Coordinator for Refugee Children with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the director of Save the Children’s children in crisis division. Dr. Boothby has also received a number of awards for his field work, including the Red Cross International Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Mickey Leland Award, and the UN’s Global Achievement Award for Excellence in the Social Sector.  He is the former director of the Columbia University’s Program on Forced Migration and Health.

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