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Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Research Director, Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change
Co-chair, Berkman Klein Center, Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Margaret Bourdeaux, AB ’97, MD, MPH ’09, is the research director for the Program in Global Public Policy and Social Change. Her research and fieldwork focus on health systems and institutions in conflict-affected states. She has worked with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy to analyze the US Department of Defense’s global health projects and programs. She led a joint Harvard-NATO team of analysts to evaluate the impacts, challenges, and opportunities international security forces have in protecting and rebuilding health systems in conflict-affected states. Dr. Bourdeaux earned her BA at Harvard University, her MD at Yale Medical School, completed her combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and completed her MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was one of the first graduates of the Global Women’s Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Conference Report: Global Health Security Alliance (GLoHSA), a Product of the World Health Summit.
Authors: Authors: Quinn JM, Haggenmiller C, Wilson JM, McNamara T, Goebbels S, Hansen JC, Opitz A, Bourdeaux M, Sullivan R.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep
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A cross-case comparative analysis of international security forces' impacts on health systems in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Authors: Authors: Bourdeaux M, Kerry V, Haggenmiller C, Nickel K.
Confl Health
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Involvement of the US Department of Defense in Civilian Assistance, Part I: a quantitative description of the projects funded by the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Program.
Authors: Authors: Bourdeaux ME, Lawry L, Bonventre EV, Burkle FM.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep
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Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief: changing the face of defense.
Authors: Authors: Laraby PR, Bourdeaux M, Casscells SW, Smith DJ, Lawry L.
Am J Disaster Med
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