Lindsay Stark is a social epidemiologist and internationally recognized expert on the protection and well-being of women and children in situations of extreme adversity, with more than two decades of experience leading applied research with operational agencies such as UNICEF, UNHCR, International Rescue Committee and the Women’s Refugee Commission. Stark measures sensitive social phenomena and evaluates related interventions to reduce violence, abuse and exploitation of women and children.
Stark co-directs the Center on Violence and Injury Prevention; holds affiliate appointments with the Institute for Public Health; serves on the editorial boards of PLOS One, BMC Public Health, and Conflict and Health; and has published more than 100 chapters and peer-review articles. Before joining the Brown School, Stark was an associate professor at Columbia University, where she served as director of research for the Program on Forced Migration and Health and director of the CPC Learning Network.
Currently, projects include:
–The Study of Adolescent Lives after Migration to America (SALaMA) to identify sources of daily stress and resilience and assess the psychosocial well-being of adolescents resettled from Arab-majority countries.
– The Obuvumu study, funded by NIMH, to increase health service utilization for survivors of sexual violence in Uganda.
-A UNICEF initiative that seeks to improve women’s and girls’ safety and wellbeing in humanitarian contexts.
–Journey of Life, an evaluation of the effectiveness and implementation of a psychosocial support intervention for conflict-affected refugee caregivers and children in Uganda.
- Associate Dean for Global Strategy and Programs
- DrPH, Columbia University
- Office Phone: 314-935-2219
- Email: email@example.com
Areas of Focus:
- Violence prevention
- Gender norms
- Global child protection
- Psychosocial well-being
- Refugees and displaced populations
In The News
Study of Migrant Teens Points to Need for Support in Challenging Times and Highlights Resilience
November 27, 2023
Stark Receives $435,000 UNICEF Grant
November 7, 2022
Brown School Dean Search Committee Appointed
September 9, 2022
Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Needs Urgent Action
May 11, 2022
Gender-Based Violence Among Refugee Women Increased During COVID
March 9, 2022
Stark’s Research Shines a Light on the Forgotten
February 28, 2022
Adolescents Living in U.S. But Born Elsewhere Have Higher Rates of Suicide Ideation
August 27, 2021
Self-Reliance Index Offers Opportunity to Track Sustainable, Longer-Term Progress for Refugees
July 19, 2021
Adolescent girls at high risk of violence in humanitarian settings
November 23, 2020