I’m the Chief Research and Innovation Officer for the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid organization and global leader in emergency relief, recovery and post-conflict development. I co-founded and lead the Airbel Impact Lab where we design, test and scale solutions with and for people affected by conflict and disaster in more than 30 countries. We aim to improve humanitarian policy and practice to have greater impact for more people. See Airbel’s full portfolio here.
My own research focuses on developing and testing economic, behavioral, and mental health interventions to prevent violence and to mitigate its psychological and social consequences on women and children. I’m a psychologist and started my career running education and psychosocial programming in Kosovo, northern Uganda and South Sudan.
I’m also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a research affiliate at Innovations for Poverty Action. Previously, I was a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health and a Postdoctoral Fellow at both Yale University and NYU.