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Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH

Dilshad Jaff, MD, MPH

Gillings Humanitarian Fellow
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Health Solutions
  • 104 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7400
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Dilshad Jaff is the Gillings Humanitarian Fellow as well as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Gillings School.

Dr. Jaff has more than 17 years' experience in complex humanitarian crises in conflict zones in the Middle East, largely working with the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has experience in designing, implementing, supervising, and monitoring health projects and programs during and after complex humanitarian emergencies. In addition to his formal studies in medicine and public health, he has studied medical microbiology and has considerable training in conflict resolution.

Honors and Awards

Rotary Peace Fellow

2013-2015, Rotary International Foundation

Paul Harris Fellow

2013, Rotary International Foundation

Research Activities

Research Interests:
Dr. Jaff’s research centers on improving understanding of complex emergencies and their implications on public health. His research interests include displaced, refugee and immigrant health, maternal and child health, implementation science, complex emergencies, and monitoring and evaluation.

Research Activities:
- Implementation, scale-up and sustainability of health and humanitarian interventions
- Protection of the medical mission
- Improving health-care delivery in complex emergencies
- Mental health
- Disaster preparedness and management
- Medical microbiology
- Water and sanitation
- Health workforce capacity development

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