Debarati Guha Sapir

Debarati Guha-Sapir was the Director of CRED and a Professor at University of Louvain School of Public Health, in Brussels and Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium. She founded EMDAT - international reference database on natural disasters. Trained in Calcutta University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Louvain, she has a PhD in epidemiology.

She has been involved in field research and training in humanitarian aid issues, working closely with the World Health Organization, UNHCR, UNDP and European Commission in various regions of the world, including China, Sudan, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Great Lakes, Somalia and Central America. Her research is focused on human impact of disasters and conflicts using Epidemiological methods. Another area of her research is the cause of mortality from crises events - a central theme for progress in the Sustainable Development Goals. She has collaborated with diverse researchers all over the world. 



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