Paul Spiegel

Prof Paul Spiegel

Professor/Director of the Center for Humanitarian Health
Institution: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Current Insitution Location: United States of America

Phone Number: +14433268050
Website: Go to website

615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD, US 21215

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have worked with migration and health for over 2 decades- starting with various NGOs such as MSF and MDM in the field, then to Center for Disease Control in the international emergency refugee health branch, then UNHCR (for 14 years where I was Chief of the Health Section and then Deputy Director of the Division of Porgramme Management and Support). Currently I am a Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Humanitarian Health.

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

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

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Disaster preparedness and response
Disease surveillance
Health and human rights
Health care financing
Humanitarian health interventions
Refugee health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Global health security 2017 Central and North America and the CaribbeanUnited States of America
Central and West AfricaNigeria
Central and West AfricaSenegal
Principal Investigator Preparedness and training
Indicators in urban humanitarian settings 2017 Principal Investigator Indicators in urban humanitarian settings
Humanitarian LiST 2017 Global Principal Investigator MCH lives saved
Emergency Medical Teams 2017 Middle East and North AfricaIraq Principal Investigator Usage of EMTs in conflict
Cost recovery in DRC 2017 Southern AfricaDemocratic Republic of the Congo Principal Investigator Cost recovery in DRC

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Assessment of the effectiveness of a small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on reducing anaemia and stunting in refugee populations in the Horn of Africa: Secondary data analysis S Style, M Tondeur, C Grijalva-Eternod, et al. 2017
The humanitarian system is not just broke, but broken: recommendations for future humanitarian action P Spiegel 2017
The academic case for repealing Trump's refugee and travel ban P Spiegel and L Rubenstein 2017
The revised US refugee ban, health, and security L Rubenstein and P Spiegel 2017
Low levels of viral suppression among refugees and host nationals accessing antiretroviral therapy in a Kenyan refugee camp JB Mendelsohn, P Spiegel, A Grant, et al. 2017
Psychological Treatments for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Affected by Traumatic Events and Chronic Adversity in Sub-Saharan Africa P Ventevogel and P Spiegel 2015
The State of the World's Refugees: The Importance of Work, Cash Assistance, and Health Insurance P Spiegel 2015
Neuropsychiatric disorders among Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan: a retrospective cohort study 2012-2013 ED McKenzie, P Spiegel, A Khalifa, FJ Mateen 2015
High-risk sex and displacement among refugees and surrounding populations in 10 countries: the need for integrating interventions P Spiegel, M Schilperoord, M Dahab 2014
Cancer in refugees in Jordan and Syria between 2009 and 2012: challenges and the way forward in humanitarian emergencies P Spiegel, A Khalifa, FJ Mateen 2014
Refugees and health: lessons from World War 1 P Spiegel and G Golub 2014
Conflict and Health: seven years of advancing science in humanitarian crises R Ratnayake, O Degomme, B Roberts, P Spiegel 2014
Measles outbreak response among adolescent and adult Somali refugees displaced by famine in Kenya and Ethiopia, 2011 C Navarro-Colorado, A Mahamud, A Burton, et al. 2014
Antiretroviral therapy for refugees and internally displaced persons: a call for equity JB Mendelsohn, P Spiegel, M Schilperoord, N Cornier, DA Ross 2014
Is forced migration a barrier to treatment success? Similar HIV treatment outcomes among refugees and a surrounding host community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia JB Mendelsohn, M Schilperoord, P Spiegel, et al. 2014
Bounded agency in humanitarian settings: A qualitative study of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among refugees situated in Kenya and Malaysia JB Mendelsohn, T Rhodes, P Spiegel, et al. 2014
Mental, neurological, and substance use problems among refugees in primary health care: analysis of the Health Information System in 90 refugee camps JC Kane, P Ventevogel, P Spiegel, JK Bass, M van Ommeren, WA Tol 2014
Cesarean sections among Syrian refugees in Lebanon from December 2012/January 2013 to June 2013: probable causes and recommendations KM Huster, N Patterson, M Schilperoord, P Spiegel 2014
Optimal evidence in difficult settings: improving health interventions and decision making in disasters M Gerdin, M Clarke, C Allen, et al. 2014
Strengthening the evidence base for health programming in humanitarian crises A Ager, G Burnham, F Checchi, et al. 2014
Discourse on malaria elimination: where do forcibly displaced persons fit in these discussions? HA Williams, H Hering, P Spiegel 2013
Operational guidance on the use of special nutritional products in refugee populations S Style, M Tondeur, C Wilkinson, et al. 2013
Risk factors for measles mortality among hospitalized Somali refugees displaced by famine, Kenya, 2011 A Mahamud, A Burton, M Hassan, et al. 2013
Revising the WHO verbal autopsy instrument to facilitate routine cause-of-death monitoring J Leitao, D Chandramohan, P Byass, et al. 2013
Changes in HIV-related behaviours, knowledge and testing among refugees and surrounding national populations: a multicountry study M Dahab, PB Spiegel, PM Njogu, M Schilperoord 2013
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees feeding program performance in Kenya and Tanzania: a retrospective analysis of routine Health Information System data H Tappis, S Doocy, C Haskew, C Wilkinson, A Oman, P Spiegel 2012
Program experience with micronutrient powders and current evidence JH Rah, S dePee, K Kraemer, et al. 2012
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and treatment outcomes among conflict-affected and forcibly displaced populations: a systematic review JB Mendelsohn, M Schilperoord, P Spiegel, DA Ross 2012
Reportable neurologic diseases in refugee camps in 19 countries FJ Mateen, M Carone, C Haskew, P Spiegel 2012
Child acute malnutrition and mortality in populations affected by displacement in the Horn of Africa, 1997-2009 JB Mason, JM White, L Heron, J Carter, C Wilkinson, P Spiegel 2012
A study of refugee maternal mortality in 10 countries, 2008-2010 M Hynes, O Sakani, P Spiegel, N Cornier 2012
The state of the world's refugees: adapting health responses to urban environments A Guterres, P Spiegel 2012
The double burden of obesity and malnutrition in a protracted emergency setting: a cross-sectional study of Western Sahara refugees CS Grijalva-Eternod, JC Wells, M Cortina-Borja, et al 2012
Utilization of outpatient services in refugee settlement health facilities: a comparison by age, gender, and refugee versus host national status WM Weiss, A Vu, H Tappis, S Meyer, C Haskew, P Spiegel 2012
Relationship of the availability of micronutrient powder with iron status and hemoglobin among women and children in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya P Ndemwa, CL Klotz, D Mwaniki, et al. 2011
Refugee site health service utilization: more needs to be done S Meyer, H Tappis, W Weiss, P Spiegel, A Vu 2011
Public health equity in refugee situations J Leaning, P Spiegel, J Crisp 2011
Incidence and risk factors for Malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in children under 5 in UNHCR refugee camps: A retrospective study CL Hershey, S Doocy, J Anderson, C Haskew, P Spiegel, WJ Moss 2011
Performance of UNHCR nutrition programs in post-emergency refugee camps S Doocy, H Tappis, C Haskew, C Wilkinson, P Spiegel 2011
Assessing the impact of micronutrient intervention programs implemented under special circumstances -- meeting report S de Pee, P Spiegel, K Kraemer, et al. 2011
The burden of malaria in post-emergency refugee sites: A retrospective study J Anderson, S Doocy, C Haskew, P Spiegel, WJ Moss 2011
Large-scale "expert" mortality surveys in conflicts -- concerns and recommendations P Spiegel, C Robinson 2010
Conflict-affected displaced persons need to benefit more from HIV and malaria national strategic plans and Global Fund grants P Spiegel, H Hering, E Paik, M Schilperoord 2010
Health-care needs of people affected by conflict: future trends and changing frameworks P Spiegel, F Checchi, S Colombo, E Paik 2010
A standardized health information system for refugee settings: rationale, challenges and the way forward C Haskew, P Spiegel, B Tomczyk, N Cornier, H Hering 2010
Funding for reproductive health in conflict and post-conflict countries: a familiar story of inequity and insufficient data P Spiegel, N Cornier, M Schilperoord 2009
The effects of antiretroviral therapy on HIV prevalence in conflict situations: not yet there P Spiegel 2009
Surveillance beyond camp settings in humanitarian emergencies: findings from the Humanitarian Health Information Management Working Group S Purdin, P Spiegel, KP Mack, J Millen 2009
HIV behavioural surveillance among refugees and surrounding host communities in Uganda 2006 K CJ McDavid-Harrison, P Spiegel, J Bamuturaki, N Patterson, M Muyonga, L Tatwebwa 2009
Quantifying the burden of disease associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation in selected sub-Saharan refugee camps AA Cronin, D Shrestha, P Spiegel, F Gore, H Hering 2009
Differences in HIV-related behaviors at Lugufu refugee camp and surrounding host villages, Tanzania EA Rowley, P Spiegel, Z Tunze, G Mbaruku, M Schilperoord, P Njogu 2008
The Iraqi refugee crisis: familiar problems and new challenges H Mowafi, P Spiegel 2008
Estimates of HIV burden in emergencies M Lowicki-Zucca, P Spiegel, S Kelly, KL Dehne, N Walker, PD Ghys 2008
Widespread rape does not directly appear to increase the overall HIV prevalence in conflict-affected countries: so now what? A Anema, MR Joffres, E Mills, P Spiegel 2008
Occurrence and overlap of natural disasters, complex emergencies and epidemics during the past decade (1995-2004) P Spiegel, P Le, MT Ververs, P Salama 2007
Prevalence of HIV infection in conflict-affected and displaced people in seven sub-Saharan African countries: a systematic review P Spiegel, AR Bennedsen, J Claass, et al. 2007
Who should be undertaking population-based surveys in humanitarian emergencies? P Spiegel 2007
A review of methodology and analysis of nutrition and mortality surveys conducted in humanitarian emergencies from October 1993 to April 2004 C Prudhon, P Spiegel 2007
HIV behavioural surveillance surveys in conflict and post-conflict situations: a call for improvement P Spiegel, P Le 2006
Using design effects from previous cluster surveys to guide sample size calculation in emergency settings R Kaiser, BA Woodruff, O Bilukha, P Spiegel, P Salama 2006