Danielle Poole

Danielle Poole

Institution: Harvard University
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

Email: dap355@mail.harvard.edu
Website: Go to website

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Dani Poole is a population health scientist with training in epidemiology, econometrics, and spatial analysis. She applies quantitative methods with a social justice approach to measure and address health disparities among forced migrant populations – including refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons. Her research has focused on estimating the burden of disease, optimizing screening tools, and developing interventions for mental health disorders.

Beyond advancing the scientific study of forced migrant health, her work generates methods for population health research in complex environments. She has led research programs internationally in Greece, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, South Africa, and Turkey, as well as locally in New England.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Seafarers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Disease surveillance
Evidence-based reviews
Health economics
Health systems research
Humanitarian health interventions
Infectious diseases
Mental health
Mobile health (mHealth)
Public Health
Refugee health
Research ethics
Sexual and reproductive health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Major depressive disorder prevalence and risk factors among Syrian asylum seekers in Greece Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Liao S, Raymond N, Bärnighausen T 2018
Major depression prevalence among Syrian migrants seeking asylum in Greece: a cross-sectional survey Poole DN, Hedt-Gauthier B, Raymond N, Bärnighausen T 2018